Susanne Katja Raab

Susanne Katja Raab

Partner
Location:
Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada
Phone:
1-877-848-9545 (TollFree)
604-484-1938
Email:

Susanne Raab is a lawyer at Pacific Medical Law, and an advocate for people living with disabilities. She has been selected for inclusion by her peers in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Medical Negligence.

Susanne's practice focuses on representing individuals and families who have suffered injuries as a result of medical malpractice, with a focus on birth injuries and catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries. Prior to joining Pacific Medical Law, Susanne spent much of her legal career representing physicians in complex medical malpractice actions.

Susanne has appeared before the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.  Susanne also serves on the Board of Governors of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

Susanne is actively involved in advocating for individuals living with disabilities, and serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors as well as Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education

  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    • LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario
    • B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • -Speaker, “The Treating Physician as an Expert Witness, Issues of Procedure, Admissibility and Bias”, Canadian Bar Association, National Health Law Summit, 2015
  • -Medical Ethics Guest, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • -Speaker, “Civil Litigation – Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases”, Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • -Speaker, “Nursing Liability in the Context of the Evolving Nursing Profession”, Greater Vancouver Legal Nurse Consultants Association, 2014
  • -Chair, Medicine for Lawyers, Continuing Legal Education, 2014
  • -Chair, Merging of the Minds, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Medical Legal Conference, 2013
  • -Speaker, “The Influence of Counsel on an Expert’s Report – Where to Draw the Line”, Greater Vancouver Legal Nurse Consultants Association, 2013
  • -Speaker, "Medical Malpractice Litigation: The B.C. Experience", Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Conference, 2013
  • -Speaker, "Making way for the modern mother: The campaign for improved work-life balance in private practice", Lunching with Leaders, The Law Courts Inn, 2013
  • -Chair, Persuasion and the Complex Case, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Medical Legal Conference, 2012
  • -Speaker, "The Foundations of Expert Reports: Writing and Admissibility", Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Medical Legal Conference, 2012
  • -Speaker, "What is Admissible, and What isn't Admissible in Expert Reports", Greater Vancouver Legal Nurse Consultant Association, 2012

Honours and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Medical Negligence

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Board Member
  • Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia, Vice President of the Board and Chair of the Advisory Committee
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, National Health Law Subsection, Executive Member
  • Family Support Institute of BC, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Harper Grey LLP
  • The Law Society of British Columbia

Languages

  • English