Who we are
Trudel Johnston & Lespérance (TJL) is a law firm that has specialized in class actions and public interest litigation for the last twenty years. TJL has won more class action trials than any other law firm in Canada. It has also won several landmark cases, including important decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada.
TJL only takes on cases that can move Quebec and Canada towards a more just society, a society more respectful of its citizens, their health and the environment. In particular, TJL’s lawyers won the mega-trial against the tobacco industry and obtained an injunction to protect the belugas of the St. Lawrence against Energy East. TJL represents communities that are victims of industrial pollution in Malartic and Quebec City and defends Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon. TJL intervenes regularly to defend the rights of consumers, incarcerated persons, workers and small investors.
TJL acts pro bono in several cases which are of public interest. Its lawyers do this for example to protect the western chorus frog, to protect the habitat of the woodland caribou, to prevent the export of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia and to ensure that Hassidic children receive the education they are entitled to.