Penal and Criminal Law Lawyer

Me Lory Zakarian, LL.B., J.D.

Lawyer in penal and criminal law at El-Haddad, Avocats, a criminal law firm located in Laval.

My mission is to serve each individual with commitment and honesty.

At El-Haddad, Lawyers, we are dedicated to defending our clients with passion, ensuring the protection of their rights with seriousness, no matter the challenges we face.

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Lory Zakarian, LL.B., J.D., is a passionate and competent criminal and penal lawyer. Since March 2020, she has been practicing at El-Haddad lawyers, where she uses her skills in negotiation and criminal law. At the same time, since June 2019, she has been running her own firm as a sole practitioner, offering criminal defence services to her clients. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Zakarian gained valuable experience as an articling student at Montreal Lawyers from December 2018 to June 2019 and as a clerk at the Quebec Court of Appeal from September 2018 to December 2018 in Montreal.

Ms. Zakarian’s academic background is equally impressive. She received a law degree from the École du Barreau du Québec in 2016, and she also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in Common Law Studies and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Sherbrooke, obtained between 2015-2016 and 2013-2016, respectively. Prior to her university studies, she completed a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in Social Sciences, Business Profile, at Marianopolis College from 2011 to 2013, where she actively participated in various associations and activities, including as an executive member of the Marianopolis Armenian Students’ Association (ASA).

In addition to her professional commitment, Ms. Zakarian has been involved in volunteer activities, notably as a leader in the Homenetmen Regional September 2012 to June 2020, and Legal Information Centre from September 2015 to May 2016, where she helped write legal information pamphlets and popularize legal information for students. These experiences have allowed Mr. Zakarian to develop strong skills in customer service, teamwork and public speaking, skills that are often recognized and recommended by his peers.

In sum, Ms. Zakarian is a dedicated and versatile lawyer, fluent in several languages, including Armenian, English and French, and committed to causes such as children’s rights, civil rights and social action, the environment and politics. His professional and academic background, combined with his community involvement, is a testament to his dedication to justice and excellence in his field.


  1. Criminal Law (1 recommendation)
  2. Criminal Defence (1 recommendation)
  3. Secretarial skills (3 recommendations)
  4. Analytical Thinking (3 recommendations)
  5. Research (2 recommendations)
  6. Legal research (2 recommendations)
  7. Marketing (2 recommendations)
  8. Sales (2 recommendations)
  9. Project Management (1 recommendation)
  10. PowerPoint (2 recommendations)
  11. Microsoft Office (2 recommendations)
  12. Microsoft Excel (3 recommendations)
  13. Microsoft Word (2 recommendations)
  14. Public speaking (5 recommendations)
  15. Customer Service (4 recommendations)
  16. Teamwork (5 recommendations)
  17. Leadership (4 recommendations)
  18. Time management (3 recommendations)
  19. Team leadership (3 recommendations)
  20. Negotiation (2 recommendations)
  21. Organized multi-tasking (2 recommendations)

Professional experience

Criminal and penal lawyer

El-Haddad lawyers

Mar 2020 – Present

Criminal and penal lawyer

Lory Zakarian Lawyer · Self-employed

Jun 2019 – Present

Articling Student

Lawyers Montreal

Dec 2018 – Jun 2019


Quebec Court of Appeal

Sep 2018 – Dec 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Volunteer for the Legal Information Centre

Concordia Student Union

Sep 2015 – May 2016

  • Write legal information pamphlets about collection agencies, cycling traffic regulations and Small Claims Court;
  • Maintain initial interviews and follow-up meetings;
  • Target clients’ legal issues;
  • Popularize legal information and transmit the results to students.


Quebec Bar School

Licentiate in Law


University of Sherbrooke

Juris Doctor (J.D.), Common Law Studies

2015 – 2016

University of Sherbrooke

Bachelor of Civil Law

2013 – 2016

Marianopolis College

Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) in Social Sciences, Business Profile

2011 – 2013

Activities and Societies: Diploma with distinction, Certificate in Law, Society and Justice, Executive Member of the Armenian Students Association of Marianopolis (ASA), Green Team, Debate Club



Homenetmen Regional

Sep 2012 – Jun 2020