Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown
McLeish Orlando LLP
Senior Partner
Personal Injury

Senior partner with McLeish Orlando LLP in Toronto, Patrick Brown practises critical injury law with cases across Ontario.

Mr. Brown focuses on matters that result in helping those who have suffered serious, catastrophic critical injuries and those who have lost a loved one due to the fault of another.

A graduate of The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan, Mr. Brown was called to the Bar in 1991 and is a certified specialist in civil litigation.

His practice areas are traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, cycling injuries and fatalities, drownings, fatal accidents and disability insurance claims.

Mr. Brown has been awarded the Ontario Trial Lawyers Distinguished Service Award and was appointed to vice chair of the Ontario Bar Association Insurance Section.


Patrick Brown In The News
Vital for injured cyclists to quickly collect evidence

When a bike and a car collide, and the cyclist suffers head injuries, it is essential to start gathering evidence as soon as possible, says Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown . Read more

Bad optics for police, TTC to investigate crashes in tandem

It’s not appropriate for police to work in concert with transit authorities when investigating injuries or fatalities involving public transit vehicles, especially when the driver may be subject criminal or  Highway Traffic Act charges, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  tells . Read more

Five important things to know about wrongful death

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Civil lawsuit brings closure, not necessarily justice: Brown

The family of a woman killed after being abandoned by a cab driver on the side of a highway has won a wrongful death lawsuit, but their lawyer, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown , who was approached and interviewed by  Global News ,  stated it is “questionable” whether justice was done.  Read more

Brown calls on province to pass Vulnerable Road User Act

The province needs to pass the Vulnerable Road User Act to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  tells Beach Metro Community News . Read more

‘Tis the season – winter road safety tips

By Patrick Brown and Nicole Fielding . Winter is known for treacherous weather and subpar driving conditions. The weather and resulting road conditions add an additional element of distraction for drivers, which can lead to dangerous conditions for our cyclists and pedestrians. Read more

Brown: pro hockey concussion settlement 'not reasonable'

The tentative settlement offering $22,000 to more than 300 former professional hockey players who accused their league of failing to protect them from head injuries is unreasonable, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Patrick Brown  tells  France 24 . Read more

Bill increases penalties for drivers who kill, injure vulnerable road users

Re-tabled legislation aimed at improving safety for Ontario’s most vulnerable road users is significant, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells . Read more

Ruling on dangerous driving death speaks to a wider problem

A recent ruling that found an Ottawa man not guilty of dangerous driving causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal collision speaks to a much wider problem, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CBC News . Read more

Update on the law of social host liability

By Patrick Brown  and William Harding. This case  remains the leading authority on social host liability. In the decision, it was found that social hosts do not owe a duty of care to people that are injured by the actions of individuals that became intoxicated while attending the social host’s party. In that decision, former Chief Justice McLachlin stated: Read more

Safety recommendations needed around truck-related deaths: Brown

A coroner’s review of truck-related deaths on Ontario’s highways is long overdue, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Brown: hit-and-run drivers should face 'harsh criminal penalties'

Non-criminal charges under the provincial Highway Traffic Act for leaving the scene are never appropriate for hit-and-runs, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Safer streets: where are we now?

By Patrick Brown  and Nicole Fielding. As we enter the final quarter of 2018, it is a good time to reflect on all that has happened this year, and all that remains to be done, in the realm of safety and advocacy for Ontario’s more vulnerable road users. Read more

Nursing home negligence

By Patrick Brown  and Taraneh Etemadi. With our aging population, we may all know someone who has been in a nursing home or another form of assisted living facility. According to Statistics Canada, in 2016, 425,750 Canadian senior citizens (1.2 per cent of our population) lived in nursing homes and this number is expected to grow. [1] Read more

Bike crash victims should gather as much evidence as possible

Cyclists injured on the road have a steep hill to climb when making a claim due to the systemic bias against those who ride bikes, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells . Read more

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