Paul T. McGivern

Paul T. McGivern

Paul T. McGivern

Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada
1-877-848-9545 (TollFree)
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Paul McGivern is a senior litigator acting exclusively in plaintiffs' medical negligence and infant injury litigation cases.  For the past 25 years his practice has been focused on complex catastrophic cases, especially infant birth trauma cases. He is frequently consulted by counsel throughout Canada for his expertise in this area.

Paul is well known in the medical legal community. He is consistently recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and has been selected for inclusion in the 2007 (inaugural) and the 2008 through 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in medical malpractice litigation, and in 2016 for personal injury litigation.  He brings to his practice a unique background of 17 years as medical malpractice defence counsel. He has an impressive reputation for understanding the technically intricate medical and legal issues of complex malpractice actions. After carefully listening to the patient and his/her family, reviewing the medical information, and evaluating the medical and legal issues, Paul will assess, explain and run the case with a view to maximizing the recovery and minimizing the financial risk to the patient and his/her family.

Paul has been lead counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice claims, many of which have involved claims of over $3 million. He has litigated a number of high profile and legal precedent setting cases, and has appeared as lead counsel before every court level in B.C. and in the Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition to being an advocate for the clients of Pacific Medical Law, Paul is an adjunct legal professor at the University of British Columbia where he has taught civil procedure for 18 years. He is also a sought after speaker at continuing medical legal education programs. He has organized and chaired a number of continuing medical and legal programs focusing on medical legal issues. Paul was a Director of the Medical Legal Society of B.C. and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Plaintiff's Medical Negligence Litigation Group.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice


  • Adjunct Legal Professor, University of British Columbia
  • Speaker, Continuing Medical Legal Education Programs

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Medical Legal Society of B.C., Past Director
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Member
  • Advisory Committee of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC