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Annie Chagnon is a lawyer with the firm’s Municipal and Administrative Law Group at the firm’s Joliette Office.

Ms. Chagnon has been practising as a lawyer for over ten years and in the course of her career has handled various real estate, banking and municipal law matters. In addition to representing her clients before the courts, she is experienced at drafting numerous legal proceedings, contracts, commercial leases, releases and other legal documents.

In recent years, Ms. Chagnon has gained expertise in municipal law through her positions with various municipalities. This experience has given her a deeper understanding of this practice area and application of the relevant legislation.

For three years, from 2016 to 2019, she was an assistant clerk and legal counsel to the City of Joliette, after which she was appointed to the most senior position of clerk for the City of Bois-des-Filion, a position she held for one year. Since March 2020, Ms. Chagnon has been Director of Legal Affairs and Town Clerk for the City of Lorraine. In that role, she advised the administration and the City’s elected officials in the areas of civil, real estate, administrative, municipal and tax law, as well as contract management, insurance and urban planning. She also oversaw application of the various laws in force, such as the Cities and Towns Act, the Act respecting access to information and the protection of personal information, and the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities.

Annie Chagnon holds a LL.B. with LL.M courses in Health Law from Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2012. Prior to that, she completed a B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine.


Administrative Law
  • Judicial review
  • Access to information and protection of personal information
  • Judicial oversight of government action
Business and Corporate Law
  • Realization of collateral
  • Financing
Insurance and Civil Litigation
  • Contractual liability
  • Debt recovery
  • Civil litigation
  • Insurance law
Municipal Law
  • Judicial review of municipal organizations
  • Municipal liability
  • Municipal organization and procedures
  • Urban planning
  • Contracts of municipal organizations
  • Judicial control of municipal organizations
  • Municipal courts and penal proceedings
  • Environment
  • Municipal ethics and deontology
  • Municipal taxation
  • Access to information
  • Municipal liability and disguised expropriation
  • Judicial review of municipal bodies
  • Land use planning and development
  • Elections
  • Municipal courts and criminal law
  • Municipal responsibility
  • Expropriation
  • Property Assessment
  • Other fields of law related to municipal bodies
  • Contracts of public organizations
Real estate law


Barreau du Québec


LL.B. with LL.M. courses in Health Law

Université de Montréal

B.Sc. in Biochemistry

Université de Montréal

Typical Mandates

Specialized in municipal law, Ms. Chagnon has the requisite legal knowledge and experience to advise municipalities and RCMs on a full range of issues.

Municipal litigation, legal opinions, drafting, review, training, advisory role

Contract management, urban planning, access to information and protection of personal information, transfer duties, tax sales, municipal taxation, municipal bylaws, municipal elections, real estate transactions and other matters within municipal jurisdiction.

Professional Accomplishments


Director of Legal Affairs and Clerk, since 2019


Appeared before the Commission d’accès à l’information and other administrative tribunals as well as the Court of Québec, the Superior Court and the Québec Court of Appeal.

Affiliations & Activities



Grégoire G., Alendjrodo R. and Chagnon A. “La discrimination génétique et l’assurance-vie: les mesures de protection actuelles suffisent-elles?”, (2009) 14:1 Lex Electronica, 1-32.



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