For thirty years, Annette Lefebvre has devoted her legal practice to medical malpractice and personal injury law. Since the beginning of her practice, Me Lefebvre has successfully acted as an attorney exclusively for Plaintiffs, representing injured people and their families against doctors, nurses, hospitals, landlords and commercial establishments.
Prior to her legal studies, Me Lefebvre pursued a career as a Registered Nurse, working in Intensive Care Units in Montreal, Toronto, and at Stanford Medical Center in California.
Me Lefebvre received her nursing diploma from Mohawk College in Hamilton in 1975, her Honours B.A. from McGill University in 1983 and her Common Law Degree, LL.B. and Civil Law Degree, B.C.L. from McGill University in 1989. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 1991.
Formerly a partner at the firm of Kugler Kandestin, Annette Lefebvre launched her own law firm in September 2005. She has extensive litigation experience, and has pleaded before the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Me Lefebvre is frequently invited to give lectures on current issues in health care to various medical and legal organizations such as the Québec Bar, The Canadian Bar Association and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, among others.
In 2011 she was President of the Health Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and remains an executive member. She is also a member of the Bar of Quebec, the American Association for Justice (previously known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Me Lefebvre is an executive member on the board of directors for TRACOM, a Montreal crisis intervention centre.
Me Lefebvre resides in Montreal with her husband and son.
Université de Montreal
B.Sc., M.S.W., B.C.L., J.D.
Melissa Lonn graduated in 2013 from Université de Montréal where she completed both a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Juris Doctor. She holds both a Bachelor Degree in Science and a Master Degree in Social Work from McGill University.
Melissa has a passion for humanitarian work and has travelled extensively abroad to work in orphanages, impoverished settlements, as well as on ambulances providing medical care to injured civilians. In addition to having worked for the Department of Youth Protection in Montreal, Melissa spent time in South East Asia advocating against legislation, which facilitates human trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography.
Melissa has been working at Annette Lefebvre Avocats since 2012. She has a particular interest in medical malpractice and personal injury law, which offers a nice interface between her science and social work background. Melissa’s diverse experiences provide a unique, personal approach to the work that we do here at Annette Lefebvre Avocats.