Extensive civil litigation practice, encompassing product liability, professional liability and insurance coverage. Jean-Pierre Casavant is a founding partner of Casavant Mercier, a litigation boutique. Frequent lecturer on subjects of interest to the insurance industry, including seminars to the Insurance Institute of Québec. His practice has also been devoted to labour law, including arbitration and various civil proceedings for judicial review and litigation concerning the application of the Canadian and Québec Charters of Rights and Freedoms. He is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en relations industrielles du Québec, the Canadian Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. He has been listed since 2001 in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in the area of Product Liability. He was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1972.