Catherine Cloutier is an associate in our Insurance Law Group. Her practice focuses on insurance litigation, more specifically on construction and torts cases.
Catherine joined our Insurance Law Practice Group in 2021, after completing her articling for the Ontario Bar with a boutique law firm in Montréal. Previously, Catherine had acquired a diversified legal experience as a student with the Legal Affairs department of Quebec’s Caisse de dépôt et placement and with CDPQ Infra — Projet Réseau Express Métropolitain. She also worked on commercial property projects with a medium-sized law firm in England, and acted as a hearings clerk in commercial arbitrations.
Prior to her legal education, Catherine studied nutrition, which allowed her to acquire and develop public education skills, to develop approaches tailored for each client and persistent professional thoroughness. Parallel to her legal practice, Catherine has been a nutritionist-dietitian since 2013, working with a private clinic. Drawing from her legal skills to contribute to that facet of her professional activity, Catherine sits on the board of directors of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.
Candidate for the Governor General’s Academic Medal (High School), 2008
Young Bar of Montreal
Canadian Bar Association — Ontario and Quebec branches; member of the CBA Well-Being Subcommittee (2021–2022)
Montreal Association of Insurance Women
Lors Reading Law Society
Dietitians of Canada
Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec: Director, for a three-year term (1921–)
Vaccinator: Governmental COVID-19 vaccination campaign, 2021–
Task group on private insurance coverage of dietitians’ services: Chair, 2020
Health Law Committee, University of Montréal: Vice-chair, 2016–2017
Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy, University of Montréal, 2016–2018
Team Canada — London UK Olympic Games, Canadian Olympic Committee: volunteer assistant dietitian, 2012
Canada House — Beijing China Olympic Games, Canadian Olympic Committee: volunteer, 2008
Juris doctor, North American Common Law, University of Montréal, 2017
Bachelor of Laws, University of Montréal, 2016
Master’s Microprogram in Nutrition, University of Montréal, 2014
Bachelor of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montréal, 2013
Call to Bar
Other Professional Orders
College of Dietitians of Ontario, 2020
Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec, 2013