Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown
FIRM:
McLeish Orlando LLP
POSITION:
Senior Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury
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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

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 AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Brown recognized for advocacy aimed at pedestrian, cyclist safety

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) recently recognized Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown for his tireless work and advocacy around the Protecting Vulnerable Road Users Act . Read more

Auto insurance industry profits in the spotlight

An updated report spotlighting the high profits of the Ontario auto insurance industry is a wake-up call that requires government action, critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Bill 37 designed to save lives of vulnerable road users

Re-tabled legislation aimed at strengthening existing road safety laws and adding new measures will provide important legal protection for vulnerable road users, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Global News . Read more

Health-care providers billing 'impossible' hours treating car crash victims

TORONTO — Hundreds of health-care providers in Ontario are billing insurance companies for an improbable number of daily hours spent treating car crash victims, recent insider data suggest. Read more

Brown continues to fight for woman called 'walking miracle'

If a pedestrian is struck and injured in a motor vehicle crash, the onus is on the person behind the wheel to show they were driving safely, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Seeing is believing: civil litigation in the surveillance age

New technologies have made it easier than ever to capture a collision in real time, however, given the sheer volume of digital evidence new practices and laws are required, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Time to stop gambling with civil jury impartiality

If civil juries are to continue in this age, there must be checks and balances surrounding bias and impartiality, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

The problem with civil juries in a high-tech world

One of the difficulties with civil trial juries is that it is too costly to ensure jurors are impartial and not accessing information via the internet outside the courtroom, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Road safety campaign misses mark, blames victims

A new Toronto police campaign aimed at increasing road safety is “disproportionate, and can only be seen as victim-blaming," Toronto critical injury lawyer and road safety activist Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Removing cycle lanes no solution to bike safety issues: Brown

City planners should respond to unsafe cycle lanes by improving, not removing them, Toronto critical injury lawyer and road safety activist Patrick Brown tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more