Joanne Biron is the Leader of the Family Law Group in Miller Thomson’s Montréal office. In fact, she created this group which includes more than 15 lawyers throughout Canada, thus making Miller Thomson the only national law firm with a family law practice. Joanne represents primarily business people and professionals before all levels of court.
Joanne has in-depth expertise in family law matters, including divorce, legal separation, child custody, alimony, parentage, common-law union contracts, separation of common-law partners, international abduction of children as well as evaluation and division of family estate.
She has provided counsel and pleaded for clients in major divorce proceedings before both the Superior Court of Québec and the Court of Appeal. In addition, she has represented clients in various international legal cases, including individuals whose children had been illegally taken abroad by the other parent.
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Family Law, 2016-2019
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory – Family Law, 2014-2016
- Joanne has earned a BV Rating (Distinguished) from her peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review process
- Governor, Fondation du Barreau du Québec
- Fundraising Committee Member, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Quebec Division (2015-2016)
- Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Suicide Action Montréal (2013-2014)
- Honorary President, fundraising campaign, Suicide Action Montréal (2011-2012)
- Canadian Bar Association
- Bar of Montreal
- Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec
Bar admissions & education
- Québec Bar, 1981
- LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1980
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers
Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...
The firm is pleased to announce that Joanne Biron was named Honorary President of the 2011-2012 fundraising campaign of the Fondation Suicide Action Montréal (SAM).
As stated on its website, the mission of Suicide Action Montréal is to prevent suicide and its repercussions by ensuring that suicidal individuals, their entourage, and care workers have access to quality services. In order to reach that goal, the...
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Joanne Biron et l’équipe Droit de la famille offrent une conférence sur la pension alimentaire
Joanne Biron, Stéphanie Herbert et Stéphanie Tremblay du groupe Droit de la famille offriront à l’été 2018 une conférence à plusieurs cabinets juridiques et comptables, entreprises et autres groupes de professionnels du grand Montréal. Cette formation de deux heures portera...