Mélanie Champagne

Partner

Montréal
MChampagne@blg.com
514.954.3116

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Co-foundress and member, Executive Committee of the Health Law Section, Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Co-foundress and member of the Organizing Committee, Les Corvées BLG, to assist the Fondation du Dr Julien (since 2014)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Health Care Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020 and previous editions of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Medical Negligence)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2000
  • BCL/LL B, McGill University, 1999

Mélanie defends healthcare and social service establishments in hospital and medical liability proceedings and directors’ and officers’ liability proceedings, including class actions. She regularly pleads before the Québec courts and focuses her practice in the following fields:

  • medical and healthcare professional liability
  • legal psychiatry issues
  • consent to care
  • human rights
  • interpretation of the legislative framework applicable to healthcare establishments and social services
She has served as a lecturer and guest professor, teaching the concepts of medical and hospital professional liability, as well as of the rights of users. She is a co-founding member of the Health Law Section of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Experience

  • Pleaded before tribunals and courts of justice, defending healthcare and social service establishments, primarily in civil and professional hospital liability and forensic psychiatry cases.
  • Provides legal advice on healthcare law for staff members of the healthcare network.
  • Provides advice and represents healthcare and social service establishments in major settlement negotiations.