We are very pleased to announce that both partners at Pacific Medical Law have been recognized as “Leading Practitioners” in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in medical malpractice. This designation is a significant acknowledgment of their expertise in this very specialized and complex area of law.
Paul McGivern has been selected as a leader in medical malpractice litigation. 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, and he has been named in The Best Lawyers in Canada from 2007 to 2017. 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 was an Adjunct Professor at UBC for 25 years. He has also 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, and a founding member of BILA, the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance.