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OUR TEAM - J.F. Lalonde

J.F. Lalonde


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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.

Recent Wins

Thorman v. McGraw, 2022

Baumann v. Capello, 2024

Ontario Inc. v. Brey, 2022

Yanic Dufresne Excavation Inc. v. Saint Joseph Developments Ltd., 2022 

Lamontagne v. J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, 2021

Power et al. ats Lagana, 2024

Areas of Practice

Employment Law
Municipal Law (Litigation)
Commercial/Corporate Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Estate Litigation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admission

Law Society of Upper Canada, 2005
Ontario, 2005


French, English


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 Ontario, 2005 - Present
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


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