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OUR TEAM - J.F. Lalonde

J.F. Lalonde

Partner

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-232-3509

Since his call to the bar in 2005, J.F. has maintained a broad and varied civil litigation practice and regularly represents his clients as counsel in all levels of court, administrative tribunals and commercial arbitration.

Over the years, J.F. has developed a thriving employment law practice, helping and representing both employers and employees, regarding terminations, severance packages, employment standards, disability management, and human rights issues.

Other areas of litigation practice include real estate, municipal, commercial, corporate, estate, insurance, and personal injury. J.F represents businesses, municipalities, insurance companies, and government agencies. He also acts for individual plaintiffs and has done so for years.

J.F. is a successful litigator. Between June 2021 and February 2024, J.F. won eight consecutive appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal and Divisional Court. In three of these decisions, J.F. convinced the appellate court to overturn the lower courts’ decisions.

Before becoming a lawyer, J.F. attended the University of Ottawa for his undergraduate studies and graduated from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law in 2004.

J.F. is fluently bilingual and provides legal services in both French and English. For seven years, he taught employment law as part of the Paralegal Program at La Cité Collégiale, a local college of applied arts and technology. He is also an elected director of the board of a condominium in Ottawa since 2009. He is currently the Vice-President.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law
Personal Injury
Municipal Law (Litigation)
Estate Litigation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admission

Law Society of Upper Canada, 2005
Ontario, 2005

Languages

French, English

Education

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
LL.B. - 2004
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
B.S. - 2001
Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member, 2005 - 2014
County of Carleton Law Association, Member
Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario, Member, 2005 - 2014
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, Member, May 1, 2015 - Present

Classes/Seminars

Paralegal Program, La Cité Collégiale , Teacher, January 1, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

Distributel Communications Ltd. , Human Resources Manager, 2002 - 2004
Distributel Communications Ltd., Sales Manager, 1999 - 2001