About Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown is an owner and partner of the firm and has been practicing personal injury in Ontario for over 25 years. His cases have involved children, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, biking/cycling injury, boating, daycare and camp negligence, drowning, road disrepair and motor vehicle collisions. In addition, Patrick has extensive experience advocating for those suffering from hospital negligence and medical malpractice, including birthing and obstetrical trauma, surgical mistakes, and pharmaceutical trauma.
He is one of a select set of lawyers who have been certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, voted as a leading lawyer in Best Lawyers Canada, listed as Most Frequently Recommended by other lawyers in Lexpert® and granted the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale- Hubbell. Patrick is the past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and was nominated as one of Canada’s Most Influential Lawyers in Canadian Lawyer Magazine. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, 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.
He initiated the most comprehensive Coroner’s Review of Pedestrian and Cycling deaths in Ontario, and was awarded the Active Transportation Champion of the Year by Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. More recently he was awarded “Safety Award of Excellence” by the Ontario Safety League (est. 1911) as presented by the Minister of Transportation.
Patrick is the author of law books, lectures widely to other lawyers, and is the Civil Subject Matter Expert for the Ryerson Law Practice Program. Patrick proudly sits on the Steering Committee of Friends and Families for Safe Streets and is the lead organizer of the Vulnerable Road User Coalition of Ontario.
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 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 Bike Law 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.
- Ontario, 1993