P. Jeremy Bolger

Senior Counsel

Montréal
[email protected]
514.954.3119

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.

Experience

  • 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

  • Member, Canadian, Québec and Montréal Bar Associations
  • Member, Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters
  • Past-president and honorary life member, Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Titulary member, Comité Maritime International
  • Past chairman, Québec Maritime Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association

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