We are very pleased to announce that both partners at Pacific Medical Law have been recognized as “Leading Practitioners” in the 2019 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 by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. 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. 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, 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).
In addition to being an advocate for the clients of Pacific Medical Law, Paul has been an adjunct legal professor at the University of British Columbia where he has taught civil procedure for 18 years. He is a sought after speaker and has organized and chaired a number of continuing education 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. In addition, Paul is a founding member of BILA, the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance.