Patricia Baram

Lawyer, Partner


Insurance Law


English, French





Patricia Baram is a partner in our Insurance Law Group. Her practice focuses on files involving the liability of municipalities, general contractors and professionals. She also assists senior partners in preparing long-term trials.

Prior to joining RSS, she practiced for several years in a boutique litigation and business law firm where she had the chance to appear frequently before the Superior Court and the Court of Quebec, both for trials and provisional measures.

Patricia has represented a varied clientele for long and short-term civil litigation trials. She has substantial experience in cases involving seizures before judgment and safeguard orders. Early in her practice, Patricia also represented a professional in a case involving a breach of the Code of Conduct and other ethical matters, allowing her to secure an advantageous settlement for her client.


  • Young Bar of Montreal
  • Young Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (YLCC)
  • Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec (RJCCQ)


A Recent Superior Court Judgment on the Professional Liability of Insurance Brokers

11 September 2023

In the recent matter of Jolicoeur vs. Rivard Assurances générales inc., 2023 QCCS 1685, the Superior Court analyzed the professional liability of an insurance broker and his brokerage firm, to determine whether they should indemnify plaintiffs for a penalty of $171,463.08 applied by the insurer due to the increased risk of fire discovered following a […]

The Practice of Notaries in Times of Coronavirus

8 May 2020

As is the case for many industries, notaries are confronted with many challenges due to the crisis related to COVID-19 virus which is affecting the entire province. While notaries are considered an essential service according to the list established by the Quebec government, the ministerial order 2020-010 dated March 27, 2020 allows them, during the […]

An Insurer Successfully Raises the Damage to Property Rented Exclusion

1 April 2020

In a judgment rendered on February 10, 2020, Loue Froid inc. c. Ville de Longueuil, 2020 QCCS 447, the Superior Court dismisses the City of Longueuil’s demand [the “City”] that Compagnie d’assurance AIG du Canada [the “insurer”] take up its defence against a legal action instituted by Plaintiff Loue Froid Inc. [“Loue Froid”]. Following a […]

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Publications and Conferences

  • “Les recours contre les villes et municipalités: parlons prescription!”, RSS webinar jointly presented with Justin Beeby, October 6, 2021
  • “The Practice of Notaries in Times of Coronavirus”, RSS newsletter, May 8, 2020
  • “An Insurer Successfully Raises the Damage to Property Rented Exclusion”, RSS newsletter, April 1, 2020
  • “The Court of Appeal provides interesting insight on unit price quotes and the assessment of damages in public tenders”, (2019) 55–3 MAIW Bulletin 26
  • The insured’s obligation to declare all relevant circumstances: what if the information relates to a third party?”, RSS newsletter, May 15, 2018


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Université de Montréal


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