Justin Beeby has focused his practice on insurance litigation and professional liability since his call to the Bar in 2012. In addition to developing a practice of his own, he has assisted senior lawyers in major and complex cases.
He joined our Insurance Law Group in 2015 after having gained experience with a boutique litigation firm specialized in professional liability. He had been articled with the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Barreau du Québec.
Justin’s practice consists mostly of professional liability cases. He has successfully represented a variety of professionals including lawyers, notaries, healthcare professionals and construction industry stakeholders such as general and specialized contractors, architects and engineers. He has also represented insurance industry professionals, such as brokers and agents. Directors’ and officers’ liability cases are also part of his experience.
Justin also represents insurers in matters of insurance fraud and coverage. He represents theirs insureds in a variety of fields such as sports, product, municipal, construction and civil liability.
Specific cases include:
- Bertrand Ostiguy inc. c. Ville de Granby, 2018 QCCS 17 — Defending a municipality against a claim for damages pursuant to its decision to award a contract to a bidder that inverted its bids in response to two simultaneous public calls for tenders.
- Representing an insured under the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Barreau du Québec in a legal malpractice case revolving around the opposing counsel’s qualified privilege.
- Aviva, compagnie d’assurances du Canada c. Henry Company Canada inc., 2016 QCCS 4891 — Representing a roofer, sub-contractor, in a case arising from defects in a membrane installed by our client.
- Gauthier c. Giguère, 2016 QCCS 3166 — Defending a municipality sued for having issued a permit for the construction of a kennel in an area where carrying on such business is prohibited by the by-laws.
- Sigmasanté c. Énergère Consultants inc., 2016 QCCS 2349 — Representing a health institution in a claim arising from defects in the manufacturing and installation of a boiler.
- McMillan c. Grigore, 2016 QCCQ 4999 — Defending a national retailer against a bodily injury claim arising from a fall that occurred on the client’s property.
Young Bar of Montréal
Publications and Conferences
“Spectator Liability, Risks in Hockey and Waivers”, joint conference with McCague Borlack LLP, February 2017
“Builder’s risk insurance: the Supreme Court sheds some light on the exclusion of coverage”, RSS Newsletter, October 2016
“L’affaire Hamer”, Probe (newsletter of the Association des experts en sinistre indépendants du Québec, AESIQ), June 2016
Licentiate in civil law (LL.L.) cum laude, University of Ottawa, 2011
Call to Bar