P. Jeremy Bolger

Senior Counsel

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Jeremy Bolger’s maritime and transportation law practice provides advice on commercial, administrative, regulatory and litigation matters. His broad client base includes:

  • terminal operators
  • stevedores
  • financial institutions
  • freight forwarders, shippers, road carriers, ship-owners and managers
  • cargo interests, warehousemen, charterers and operators, including their respective agents and underwriters

Mr. Bolger has appeared before all levels of Québec provincial and federal courts, as well as administrative tribunals.


  • Defence of marine surveying firm with respect to a $45 million claim for damaged cargo.
  • Defence of ship-owner for a $10 million claim for dock damage.
  • Assertion of claim for $60 million for professional negligence.
  • Defence of ship-owner with respect to $1.5 million claim for personal injuries suffered by stevedore.
  • Successful defence of marine insurer relating to denial of coverage for total loss of vessel.
  • Successful claim by ship-owner for $850,000 in damages to vessel arising from unsafe berth.
  • Successful defence of ship-owner in respect of a $2 million claim by crew member for personal injuries.
  • Successful defence of a ship-owner in respect of a $500,000 claim for alleged breach of time charter party.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Membre, Barreau de Montréal, Barreau du Québec et Association du Barreau canadien
  • Membre, Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters
  • Ancien président et membre honoraire, Association canadienne de droit maritime
  • Membre honoraire, Comité Maritime International
  • Ancien président, section québécoise du droit maritime, Association du Barreau canadien

Community Involvement

  • Director and past-president of Mariners House of Montréal
  • Past-president, Grunt Club Inc.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Transportation: Shipping)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Shipping & Maritime Law)
  • Recognized in the 2018 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 Canada (Transportation: Shipping)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Maritime Law)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1979
  • LLL, University of Ottawa, 1978
  • BA, Loyola College, 1974