Gratton, Ph. D.
Lawyer / Partner
Education and Bar Admission
- Called to the Quebec Bar, 2013
- Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal, 2011
- Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine, McGill University, 1996
- Bachelor of Science, Interdepartmental Honours in Immunology, McGill University, 1990
Areas of Practice
- Civil and commercial litigation
- Professional disciplinary law
Sophie Gratton holds a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. from McGill University, and worked for several years in biomedical research before embarking on her career in law.
A Université de Montréal law graduate in 2011, she was admitted to the Bar in 2013 and joined Sarrazin Plourde after having served as a law clerk to the Honourable Yves‑Marie Morissette of the Court of Appeal of Quebec.
Recognized as a dedicated and focused lawyer who offers a high-quality service to her clients, she practices primarily in professional disciplinary law. She represents professional orders before disciplinary boards, the Superior Court, the Professions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. In addition to presenting conferences, she offers training and personalized support to syndics and their experts in numerous professional orders.
Sophie Gratton proposes innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of investigations and to ensure the protection of the public. She develops investigation plans for her clients and implements strategies that lead to increased ranges of sanction.
Sophie Gratton also has a solid experience in construction law: she accompanies businesses involved in large-scale public projects, where she acts as a trusted advisor during the execution of the work.
Preserving her clients’ right is a priority: she makes proactive and judicious recommendations that frequently enable her clients to prevent or settle disputes. In recent years, she has also helped negotiate numerous out-of-court settlements in disputes relating to major public worksites.
Conferences and Publications
- Sophie Gratton, “L’impact de la commercialisation de la recherche académique sur les responsabilités du chercheur biomédical” (2012) 17:2 Lex Electronica, online: http://www.lex-electronica.org/s/146.
- Marie Annik Grégoire et Sophie Gratton, “La légalité des baux de résidences privées pour personnes âgées: Étude réflexive sur l’effectivité des droits dans un contexte de vieillissement de la population” (2011) 70 Revue du Barreau, 473-508, online: https://www.barreau.qc.ca/pdf/publications/revue/2011-tome-70-2.pdf.
- Sir Lomer Gouin Prize awarded to the second-highest ranking first-year law student at the Université de Montréal (2009)
- Borden Ladner Gervais Grant to perform research under the supervision of professor Marie Annik Grégoire (2009)
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member of the Advisory Board of the Law Faculty of the Université de Montréal (2018 to present)
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation des Camps Odyssée (2016 to present)
- Vice-president of the Executive Committee of the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal Alumni Association (2004-2006)
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation de l’École Buissonnière (2004-2005)