Once again, congratulations to Pacific Medical Law founding partner Paul McGivern for being recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leader in medical malpractice cases. As in previous years, the selection procedure this year was based upon an intensive survey process, extensive peer review and input from knowledgeable users of legal services. Lexpert® is Canada’s most comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada, identifying leading lawyers across Canada in over 60 practice areas.
Paul is a senior litigator acting exclusively on behalf of plaintiffs in medical negligence cases, with an emphasis on complex catastrophic cases such as birth trauma, spinal cord and brain injury cases. He is frequently consulted by counsel throughout Canada for his expertise in this area. The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory recommends Paul as a leader in medical malpractice cases. He has a unique background of 17 years as medical malpractice defence counsel and a reputation for understanding the medical and legal issues of complex malpractice actions. Paul has been lead counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice cases. He has litigated legal precedent setting cases and has appeared as lead counsel before every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada (most recently in Ediger v. Johnston 2013 SCC 18 and Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital 2013 SCC 30). He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia for 25 years. He is a sought after speaker and has organized and chaired continuing education programs focusing on medical legal issues. Paul is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Plaintiff’s Medical Negligence Litigation Group.