Montreal criminal lawyer Gilles Doré — who has represented alleged Hells Angels — is in hospital with serious injuries after being assaulted outside his home.
According to Radio-Canada, the 58-year-old lawyer was violently beaten outside his house in Montreal's tony Outremont neighbourhood Friday evening.
Without confirming his identity, police said the victim was found lying on the ground outside his house near Glendale and Pratt Avenues.
The victim was in a coma but later regained consciousness and was able to speak with detectives.
Police have no suspects.
Doré rose to prominence a decade ago when he defended high-ranking Hells members involved in Quebec's notorious 2002 mega-trial.
That mega-trial ended with the murder conviction of Maurice "Mom" Boucher, alleged biker kingpin.
Doré also represents several presumed Hells bikers arrested two years ago in a massive dragnet against organized crime.
The bust, known as Operation SharkQC, netted more than 100 arrests, including dozens of full-patch members of the notorious biker network, according to police.