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 Posts

Brown urges province to use roadside tech to catch cell users

Ontario personal injury lawyer and road safety advocate Patrick Brown tells CBC News he is lobbying the province to implement technology that would allow police to conduct roadside tests to see if drivers are using their cellphones behind the wheel. Read more

Family retains Brown in wrongful death lawsuit against O'Learys

TORONTO — A fatal boat crash on an Ontario lake this summer has prompted a wrongful death lawsuit against celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary and his wife Linda O’Leary, who was driving their vessel. Read more

Ethanol-fueled devices are dangerous: Brown

Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CTV News that people should be warned about using “dangerous” table-top ethanol-fueled fireplaces after his client was hit by a jet of fire from one of these devices and is now fighting for her life. Read more

Pedestrian deaths a public health issue ‘of crisis proportion’

The increasing number of injuries and fatalities to vulnerable road users has reached crisis proportions and requires a shift away from “car culture,” Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the CBC. Read more

The admissibility of surveillance at trial

By Patrick Brown and Brock Turville In personal injury trials, defence counsel commonly uses video surveillance to bring the severity or existence of the plaintiff’s injuries into question. Read more

Case serves as a warning to commercial hosts: Brown

Commercial hosts should be held to a higher standard than someone holding a party in their home when it comes to their liability for intoxicated guests, says Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown. Read more

LAT ‘fully entitled’ to make awards in bad faith claims

A recent Court of Appeal decision has opened the door for accident victims who are poorly treated by their insurers to pursue bad faith claims at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), says Ontario personal injury lawyer Patrick Brown. Read more

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

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