Jean-François Mallette earned a law degree from Université de Sherbrooke and was called to the Québec Bar in 1998. He also holds a bachelor's degree in business administration (finance and marketing) from HEC Montréal.
Mtre Mallette is a member of the commercial litigation team and has acquired extensive experience before the courts and administrative tribunals. He has executed injunctions, as well as Anton Piller orders, acted in complex shareholder disputes and represented municipalities in major pecuniary claims pertaining to civil liability and discharge. Through the years, Mtre Mallette has built a diverse practice and regularly represents financial institutions, multinationals in the road transport and media sectors, property managers, entrepreneurs, municipalities and insurers. He has also developed specific expertise in collections, fostering and employing alternative dispute resolution methods to best meet the needs of his clients.
Through innovative procedures, Mtre Mallette obtained an ordering requiring Facebook to remove pages containing defamatory statements and, more specifically, provide to his clients with the contributors' basic subscriber information: the names and e-mail addresses used to create the pages, the dates and times of registration and the dates, times and IP addresses of all recent logins, including those by the authors of the defamatory pages.
In 2013, owing to his experience in real estate and upon the recommendation of the Comité des pratiques professionnelles, Mtre Mallette was appointed chairman of the arbitration board of the Fédération des chambres immobilières du Québec, in accordance with the Regulation respecting the conciliation and arbitration procedure.
In 2015, after consulting with the Barreau du Québec, Carlos Leitão, Québec Minister of Finance, confirmed Mtre Mallette's appointment as a member and the vice-chair of the Discipline Committee of the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ). With the appointment, he reiterated his involvement in the real estate sector, as well as his role in the civil and commercial law groups at Prévost Fortin D'Aoust.
In 2016, the Bâtonnière of the Province of Quebec, Mtre Claudia P. Prémont, Ad. E., informed Me Mallette that he had been appointed as a member of the disciplinary council of the Quebec Bar. In said role, Mtre Mallette hears complaints regarding members of the Bar and rules upon their guilt and the penalty that should be applied.
In 2017, on the recommendation of the Board's President, Mtre Mallette was appointed member of the École de Joaillerie de Montréal's Board of Directors.
In 2018, the Board of directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada confirmed the appointment of Mtre Mallette as President of the Disciplinary committee of the automobile damage appraisers. In his functions, Mtre Mallette hears complaints made regarding members and decides on their guilt and the sanction to be applied, when applicable.
In July 2019, on the recommendation of the Comité des pratiques professionnelles and in accordance with the Regulation respecting the conciliation and arbitration procedure for the accounts of advocates, Mtre Jean-François Mallette was appointed chair of the board of arbitration of the Québec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers.