Practice Expertise

  • Government affairs and public law litigation
  • Health Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Health and social services

Areas of Practice

  • Government affairs and public law litigation
  • Health and social services
  • Health Law
  • Life Sciences



Patrick A. Molinari is counsel with the firm and brings to his health law and regulatory law practice the experience of an exceptional career in academia. He is particularly interested in the development of health care systems and the emergence of new public and private structures for the provision of health care and related services. 

He has an in-depth understanding of the normative framework of health care services, whether they involve regulatory, contractual, or commercial issues.

Mr. Molinari advises numerous health care organizations and facilities as well as corporations on the strategic and legal aspects of their activities.

A professor at Université de Montréal?s Faculty of law from 1977 to 2010, he headed the Centre de recherche en droit public (Public law research centre); he was assistant dean and then dean of the law faculty, then vice-president (administration and finance) of the university. In 2011, he was named professor emeritus in recognition of his many contributions to the university.

Co-author of the primary reference work on Québec health law, Mr. Molinari has also published many annotated and commented versions of the Act respecting Health Services and Social Services and has published nearly eighty books and articles in the fields of health care and fundamental rights.

Founding president of the Société de médecine et de droit du Québec, Mr. Molinari chaired the board of the Centre hospitalier de l?Université de Montréal from 2004 to 2012. He is also a member of many Québec, Canadian, and international organizations and committees in the fields of health care, medical practice, and public health. He maintains ongoing relations with international partners associated with major health care system development and biomedical technology projects. From 2001 to 2013, he was advisor to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, and he is now vice-president of that organization.

Renowned for his expertise, Mr. Molinari is often invited to give speeches or lead seminars in Canada and elsewhere. 

Professional and community activities
  • Director and secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice


  • LL.M., Université de Montréal, 1977
  • LL.L., Université de Montréal, 1973
  • B.A., Université de Montréal, 1970

Areas of Practice

  • Government affairs and public law litigation
  • Health and social services
  • Health Law
  • Life Sciences

Professional Career

Professional Associations
Canadian Bar Association
Société française et francophone d’éthique biomédicale

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Lawyer of the year 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyer 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2021
  • Best Lawyers 2022
  • Best Lawyers 2024


  • Processing Users Complaints in Health Institutions : the Court of Appeal Confirms that the 45-Day Time Limit Is Not Mandatory
  • Time limit for handling complaints from health care consumers: the Supreme Court of Canada refuses to intervene
  • A new step in processing requests for accommodations on religious ground

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