Charles Daoust


Ottawa + Montréal

Charles Daoust is a founding member of David | Sauvé LLP.

His diverse professional background uniquely positions him to offer clients effective, efficient and innovative solutions to their disputes.

Charles maintains a general civil litigation practice in both official languages, with a focus on commercial disputes and public law, including judicial review and Charter remedies. He is well versed in employment law, be it in matters of unjust dismissal or disciplinary investigations and charges, as well as in defamation law, particularly in cases involving cyberbullying and harassment through social media.

Charles has appeared before all levels of court as well as many administrative and arbitral tribunals. In 2021, he was co-counsel for the appellant in a far-reaching administrative law case before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prior to entering private practice, Charles was a judicial law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Denis Gascon of the Federal Court (2017-2018) and to the Honourable Madam Justice Johanne Gauthier of the Federal Court of Appeal (2018-2019). Before his clerkships, Charles worked for an international arbitration practice group of a global dispute resolution firm in Paris, France. He is also a graduate of the executive-level training seminar on mediating disputes at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.


Charles is quite the wordsmith after studying creative writing in college, though careful judging this book by its cover because Charles also has his black belt in karate.


  • McGill University – Faculty of Law, B.C.L., LL.B., 2016
  • Concordia University – Liberal Arts College, B.A. Hons., Western Society and Culture
  • Champlain College Saint-Lambert, D.E.C., Liberal Arts


  • Member of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)

  • Member of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO)

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