Sophie Mongeon is a lawyer, mother, entrepreneur and activist. She has been representing workers’ compensation and road accident victims for 2009 years and had the privilege of learning the trade from Me Martine Desroches, from 1995 until her appointment by the latter as a judge at the Tribunal administratif du Travail in 2017. At that time, Me Mongeon became president of Desroches Mongeon Avocats. Having pleaded hundreds of cases and worked with thousands of victims, she realized that the administrative laws, which were more than 40 years old, were no longer adequate to compensate citizens properly. She listened to her voice and decided to advocate for change.
She became a legal advisor at the very beginning of the Association des victimes de l’amiante du Québec and participated in the Juripop program which helps victims of sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. She formed a group called ‘Les Invalides au front’ to advance the cause of disabled people suffering from discrimination. Committed, she comments on legal news and participates in television programs such as La Facture, Enquête LCN matin, 24/60, RDI Économie, in addition to having provided a weekly legal column on 91.9 Sports from 2018 to 2022. The goal: to shout out the need for change. She meets with deputies and ministers to make them aware of the difficulties of citizens before the courts and tribunals.
Her determination has been rewarded with a nomination as a Canadian Lawyer for 2021-2023 (Best Lawyers Magazine 2021-2022-2023) in the field of workers’ compensation representation.
Through her quest to help the victim of injustice, she meets professionals and people who give their heart and soul to help the victims of work accidents, road accidents, criminal acts or the citizen with legal problems. It is driven by the desire to offer a quality service at a fair price that she created the 1-855-MAITRES network.