About Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown is a principal partner of the firm and has been practicing critical injury in Ontario for over 20 years. His cases have involved children, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, biking/cycling injury, daycare and camp negligence, drowning, road disrepair and motor vehicle collisions. He is one of a select set of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist with the Law Society and has been voted by his fellow lawyers and listed in Best Lawyers Canada and Lexpert Lawyer Rankings. He was recently awarded the Active Transportation Champion of the Year Award by TCAT for his advocacy work with pedestrians and cyclists. In 2012 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and is their Past President. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, cycling and playing hockey.
During his career he has successfully conducted jury and non-jury trials and has been recognized for his advocacy skills. After successfully obtaining the jury verdict in the case of Ishoy v. Abreau, which involved a five time Olympian who was seriously injured, the trial judge stated “counsel presented their case in a focused, well organized fashion. Their trial preparation resulted in well prepared and focused witnesses. The charts, aerial photographs, medical illustrations, and demonstrative evidence both assisted the jury in understanding the medical and liability issues…Mr. Brown was lead counsel …his closing address to the jury was dramatic, focused and effective.” After obtaining a multi-million dollar award in Roberts v. Morana, a case involving road disrepair, Justice O’Brien noted “I have not seen a case which has been better prepared or presented than this one.” His advocacy skills have assisted Patrick in ensuring his clients are awarded fair and reasonable awards.
Patrick was appointed by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario as an expert to the Ontario Coroners 4 Year Review on Cycling Deaths. He was selected to provide legal insight and expertise on ways to prevent cycling deaths within Ontario while representing the interests of cycling organizations such as CycleToronto, ARC, 8-80 Cities, and the United Senior Citizens of Ontario. When the Bike Law Network expanded to represent Canadian cyclists, Patrick joined as the representation for Canada in Bicycle Injury Cases.
As a leader in his field, he has taught advocacy for legal associations and the Law Society and has been widely published within Canada Law Books and legal magazines. He has been a guest speaker across Canada and has been appeared on television and talk radio including Canada AM, CBC News, CP24, CTV News, Global Morning Show, CityTV News, CFTO, Le Drew Live, Goldhawk Fights Back, John Moore Show 1010, Dave Agar Show 1010, Live Drive John Tory, Moose FM, 680 and other talk radio shows in the province. He Chaired the Trial Lawyers for Veterans which provided free legal advice to disabled veterans returning to Canada from oversea conflicts. He also started and continues the annual Toronto Helmet on Kids program where he and his firm have donated over a thousand helmets to children across Toronto to reduce head injuries. He was Co-Chair with Dr. Charles Tator for Concussion Ontario on their Recognition and Awareness Committee which seeks to prevent the impact of concussions within team sports. He is a former director and founding member of CycleToronto, a proud member of Bikelaw and the Chair of the Ontario Safety League. He is the Past Chair with the Ontario Bar Associations Insurance Law Section. He frequently attends at Queens Park and Government Ministries regarding legislative reform and consultation.
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