Court of Appeal of Quebec

New judge at the Court of Appeal of Quebec

The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced on April 27, 2021 the following appointment at the Court of Appeal of Quebec.

  • The Honourable Peter Kalichman, a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montréal, is appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Appeal of Quebec. Mr. Justice Kalichman replaces Madam Justice M.F. Bich (Montréal), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective March 1, 2021.


Justice Peter Kalichman has served on the Superior Court of Quebec (Montréal) since 2017.

Mr. Justice Kalichman earned a B.A. from McGill University before attending the Université de Montréal, where he earned his law degree.At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court of Quebec, Justice Kalichman was a partner at Irving Mitchell Kalichman LLP, a firm based in Montreal that specialized in litigation, where he had worked for 17 years. His entire career as a lawyer was spent in civil and commercial litigation.

In addition to practising as a trial lawyer, Justice Kalichman taught trial advocacy at the Faculty of Law at McGill University for 15 years, and he was a regular speaker and panelist on various aspects of litigation, including evidence and procedure. He also served on various committees of the Montreal Bar Association and acted as an arbitrator on the Conseil d’arbitrage des comptes des avocats du Barreau du Québec. Throughout his career, Justice Kalichman received wide recognition for his accomplishments as a trial lawyer, including being named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America. He was also listed among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark Litigation and was recognized as a leading practitioner in litigation by numerous legal publications, including LEXPERT, Chambers Global, and Best Lawyers.

Apart from his involvement in law, Justice Kalichman has been an active member of Montreal’s Jewish community. He has served on a variety of boards and committees of Federation Combined Jewish Appeal and the YM-YWHA Jewish Community Centers of Montreal.

[Extract from press release issued on April 27 by the Department of Justice Canada]

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