Marie-Louise Delisle

Woods - Québec


2000 McGill College Ave., Suite 1700
Montreal, QC, H3A 3H3

+1 514 982 4588

Litigation Star



Practice area:

Class action
Professional liability

Marie-Louise is a partner at Woods LLP. She has been practicing in the field of civil and commercial litigation since 2002, more specifically in matters relating to securities, professional liability, public-private partnerships, and class actions. She is recognized as having extensive trial experience and has represented the interests of various clients in arbitrations while having to her credit various injunction files. Marie- Louise is highly regarded for her capacity to deal with intricate situations and complex fact patterns involving a multitude of parties, in written and oral pleadings. 

Consistently acknowledged by her peers for her skills, leading legal directories also rank Marie-Louise as a leading litigator in Quebec, notably Benchmark Litigation, Lexpert directories, Best Lawyers in Canada. 

Marie-Louise is additionally a prolific author and speaker in the field of arbitration and many topics related to commercial litigation. She teaches pleading techniques at the Université de Montréal. 

Representative cases include: 

  • Represented Chrysler Canada Inc. and CIBC Mellon Trust Company in a $165 million action against Coopers & Lybrand and others in connection with auditors’ professional liability. 
  • Successfully challenged a request securing the dismissal of a motion for a provisional interlocutory injunction against an ex-employee, and the company for which he works. 
  • Participated in securing a class action judgment against a semi-public agency acting as a pension manager to pay considerable damages to several pensioners following the dissemination of misleading information. 
  • Represented a spectrum of professionals (accountants, architects, and others) having several professional liability claims against them dismissed and continue to do so on a regular basis. 
  • Acts for several companies in consumer law class actions. 
  • Acts for the constructors and facility managers in various claims stemming from three PPP projects, including claims for defects, cost overruns, contractual penalties and security packages. 


Updated March 2022