Armand DesRoches


“Common sense often makes good law.”
- William Douglas.

Strategic advice.

Admitted to the bar in 1967, Armand has enjoyed a long and diverse career, which has included being the Chief Justice of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of P.E.I. and the Chief Military Trial Judge for the Canadian Forces. Since 2005, Armand has been serving as counsel at our Charlottetown office where he is available for consultation with the partners and associates at our firm.


Prince Edward Island, 1967


Law Society of Prince Edward Island


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1966
St. Dunstan’s University, B.A., 1963


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Pension Appeals Board, Canada Pension Plan, 2007-present
  • Member, Interview Committee, Veterans Review and Appeal Board, 2004-present
  • Chair , PEI Region Hearing Committee, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, present
  • Member, Canadian Judicial Council, 2001-2004
  • Chief Justice, Trial Division, Supreme Court of P.E.I., 2001-2004
  • Faculty member, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 1998-2004
  • Member, Canadian Judicial Council’s National Committee on Jury Instructions, 1991-1995
  • Director, Canadian Judges Conference, 1991-1995
  • Chair, Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointment for the Province of P.E.I., 1991-2001
  • Founding member, Holland College Welshman Community Concert Band


French, English


  • Expert witness, RCMP Advanced Forensic Identification Training Course
  • Numerous papers on various Criminal Law topics as Member of the Faculty of the Federation of Law Societies National Criminal Law Program

65 Grafton Street
P.O. Box 2140
Charlottetown, PE, Canada
C1A 8B9

P 902.629.4505
F 902.566.5283

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