History

Dunton Rainville History

From left to right, Mes. Guy Bisaillon, Yanick Tanguay, Vice President, Jean-Jacques Rainville, President, Paul André Martel and Aaron Z. Makovka form the firm’s current Board of Directors. Seated in the front row, Mes. Louis A. Toupin and Jamie W. Dunton are among the firm’s builders.

Through their ongoing social and professional involvement, our professionals contribute to the firm’s growth, notably by contributing to specialized publications, teaching, speaking at conferences, participating in the management of public assets or collaborating in the management of non-profit organizations. These connections allow them to keep you abreast of key corporate and governmental concerns.

Many lawyers who have been associated with the firm over the years have served as judges in various jurisdictions.

  • Late Honourable Gérald Le Dain served as Dean of York University’s Osgoode Hall Faculty of Law in Toronto, then as judge in the Appeals Division of the Federal Court of Canada before being appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Me Albert Bissonnette was a member of the anti-dumping tribunal.
  • Late Honourable Benjamin J. Greenberg, Q.C., Chartered Arbitrator, former Quebec Superior Court Judge.
  • The Honourable Gérald J. Ryan sat as a Superior Court justice in the District of Montreal for over 25 years.
  • The Honourable Jean Girouard served as a Labour Court judge in Montreal for many years prior to his retirement.
  • The Honourable Marc DeWever, the Honourable Michel Caron and the Honourable Michel Déziel serve as Superior Court justices.
  • The Honourable Jean-Pierre St-Onge was President of the National Assembly and sat on the Court of Quebec as Associate Coordinating Judge for the district of Longueuil, as did the Honourable Brigitte Charron, who also sat on the Court of Quebec.
  • The Honourable Jimmy Vallée and the Honourable Marco LaBrie are judges in the Court of Quebec.
  • The Honourable Sophie Beauchemin serves in Montreal Municipal Court.
  • In addition, one of the firm’s founders, the Honourable Maurice Riel, was appointed senator while he was still active in the firm, which he left in 1975.