The Honourable Marie-Josée Hogue

Justice Marie-Josée Hogue received her Bachelor of Civil Laws in 1986 from the Université de Sherbrooke. She was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1987, from which she received the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus in 2012. Before her appointment, she practiced primarily corporate commercial litigation, civil litigation and professional liability. She also practiced in administrative law and constitutional law.

She was appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Appeal of Quebec on June 19, 2015.

Prior to her appointment, Justice Hogue had been a partner with the firm McCarthy Tétrault since January 2014. She was previously a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP, where she had worked since 1987 before becoming a partner in 1995. She was also a Law Clerk to the Honourable Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1988 to 1989.

Justice Hogue was received as a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009 and was responsible for the Quebec chapter of this organization at the time of her appointment to the Court of Appeal. She has appeared before all levels of the Quebec civil courts and appellate courts, frequently appeared before domestic and international arbitration tribunals and acted on several occasions as arbitrator.

She has been recognized in several peer-review listings: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 for Corporate, Commercial; the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Canada list of the Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation; and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for many years.

Justice Hogue has been involved in several community organizations, including L’Arrêt-Source for young women in difficulty, Sports Montréal and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. She is also the author of several publications dealing with various subjects, particularly in terms of ethics and arbitration. She is about to complete Specialized Graduate Studies in Applied Ethics undertaken at the Department of Philosophy of the Université of Sherbrooke.

Justice Hogue is fluently bilingual. 

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