Our team

At Ponce Avocats, we are a complete team of legal assistants, lawyers and lawyers who work for your fundamental interest. We participate and pool our expertise, our dedication and our talent for your success.

Me Jean-Philippe Ponce (LL.B., MBA)

Lawyer and mediator

Me Jean-Philippe Ponce completed his bachelor's degree in law and his master's degree in business administration in 2008 at the University of Sherbrooke. He graduated from the École du barre du Québec the following year.

Me Ponce is also an accredited mediator in civil, commercial and labor mediation since the beginning of 2018.

Me Ponce, through his academic and professional background, has extensive experience in labor law, civil and commercial litigation, corporate law and conflict resolution.

Social implications:

  • Member of the board of directors of Laval Innov (https://lavalinnov.com/)

Me Claude Coursol (LL.B.)


Claude Coursol has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1982. During all these years, Me Coursol has acquired solid experience before the courts, whether administrative or judicial, as well as before arbitration committees.

Without abandoning other areas of law, Me Coursol has over time concentrated his practice in real estate law, construction law and in the context of GCR guarantee plans. At the same time, he has developed an enviable expertise in passenger transport law, particularly by car taxi, to this end, he regularly appears before the Commission des Transports du Québec.

The collaboration of Me Coursol is regularly solicited by the media in order to interpret and popularize notions of law. In addition, he regularly acts as a trainer or speaker. He also contributes to the writing of popular legal works intended for the general public.

Caroline Filion

Director of Operations

Caroline is a graduate of the University of Montreal, with a major in psychology. She also obtained a minor in social sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal.

She has over 13 years of experience in law firms specializing in civil and commercial litigation as well as corporate law on the North Shore.

Whether it is to assist us on a daily basis, to follow up with our customers, to take care of the daily administration of the office or to prepare and review files, Caroline is essential to the proper functioning of the team in her role. of director of operations.

Me Valérie Lessard (LL.B.)


Me Valérie Lessard obtained her bachelor's degree in law from the University of Montreal and was registered on the Roll of the Order of Lawyers in 2004. Passionate about law and entrepreneurship, it is in construction and real estate, particularly with the contractors, subcontractors and suppliers of materials that she has chosen to focus her career on, in residential, commercial and institutional construction law.

She also represents individuals in disputes relating to residential construction, real estate and civil law. Me Lessard pleads before common law courts and administrative authorities. Litigation in court is a great source of motivation for her in her practice. She also seeks the best avenue for her clients by using the negotiation tools in her files.

In addition, Me Lessard also worked at the beginning of her career as a political attaché at both the provincial and federal levels.

Me Marc-André Michaud (LL.B.)


Me Marc-André Michaud works in civil and commercial litigation, more specifically in construction law, real estate law and divided co-ownership law.

As part of his practice, Me Michaud advises and represents several Syndicates of co-ownership, construction contractors as well as individuals in recourse for latent defects.

Me Michaud also has a strong interest in administrative litigation, particularly in public contracts and environmental litigation. Moreover, the latter is currently completing a graduate program at the University of Sherbrooke in environmental mediation.

A graduate of the University of Montreal where he obtained a bachelor's degree in law as well as a second bachelor's degree in International Studies, his university career also led him to study international law in Italy, France and China.

In addition to his legal training, Me Michaud has been a municipal councilor for the City of Terrebonne since 2017. This role also allows him to better understand the workings of the municipal world and public administration.

Karine Marceau

Director of Business Development, Immigration

Experienced in entrepreneurship, Karine Marceau has more than 10 years of experience in business development and customer service. She brings with her a business network that benefits our clients on their labor issues. She promotes the brand image of Ponce Avocats and ensures the deployment of our partnerships and the firm's development projects.

Having worked in different sectors, she is passionate about development and for her her priority is the customer experience.

Me Sonia Castonguay (LL.B.)


Me Sonia Castonguay practices within the firm in litigation and more particularly in the field of construction law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sherbrooke in 2018 and has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 2019.
During his practice, Me Castonguay had a varied and multidisciplinary experience by getting involved socially and volunteering in the community.
Having the best interests of his clients at heart, Me Castonguay first advocates a practical approach oriented towards the search for solutions that takes into consideration legal issues, but also financial factors. Me Castonguay also volunteers with the Center de femmes Marie-Dupuis.

Spontaneous application

We believe that it is possible to be a lawyer offering professional service, while having fun working in a warm and welcoming environment.