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

Liberal MPPs put politics before pedestrians in road safety vote: Brown

Government MPPs put politics before road safety by voting down amendments to a bill at Queen’s Park, Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate Patrick Brown tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Inattention and distracted driving should not be a valid defence for drivers who kill

Drivers who kill or injure pedestrians should not be able to rely on their own inattentiveness and distracted driving as a defence to criminal and provincial offences, Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate Patrick Brown tells the Toronto Star . Read more

Justice system delays compound crash victims' suffering

Delays in the justice system are compounding the suffering of road crash victims, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyers Daily. Read more

Charges unlikely following cyclist's close call

A driver who ran a cyclist off the road appears to be using his car as a weapon, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells CBC News. Read more

New law would provide justice to vulnerable road users killed by drivers

A new provincial private member’s bill would result in more appropriate punishments for drivers who kill or injure pedestrians and cyclists, says Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate Patrick Brown . Read more

Careless driving law has gaps, but still a 'step in the right direction'

Tougher careless driving laws will not necessarily translate to tougher penalties, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Global News . Read more

Deference needs to be given to juries in personal injury cases

Although juries are understood to be the “great equalizers” and the community’s guide to what is just, to those peering in it appears that the appellate courts are acting as gatekeepers and have little difficulty reducing high awards in personal injury claims regardless of what the jury finds, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Considering a medical malpractice suit? Here’s what you need to know

By Patrick Brown and Joe Gaynor . Medical malpractice occurs through the negligence of a healthcare professional. These professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and nurses. These acts of negligence can have a significant impact on those individuals who received treatment, whether it is with your own treatment or the treatment of loved ones. Read more

Fines not acceptable penalties when cars used as weapons

In many cases, a car is the weapon of choice against a cyclist — and although the consequences for the victim are far greater than if they had been attacked by some other means, the penalties for the driver are often minimal, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown writes in Canadian Cycling Magazine . Read more

Brown: cycle licensing would be a 'cash grab'

The provincial government should steer clear of cycle licences, Toronto critical injury lawyer and safety advocate Patrick Brown tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Drivers who kill should face victim's family in court

Drivers at fault for crashes that kill should have to face the victim’s family in court, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Global News . Read more

Road safety: crosswalks and pedestrian crossovers

By Patrick Brown and Courtney Stewart , summer student. The primary cause for pedestrians getting hit or killed on our roads is driver misconduct, vehicle speed, and deficient infrastructure to allow pedestrians to cross safely. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: friends and families for safe streets

By Patrick Brown and Taraneh Etemadi , summer student. Pedestrians and cyclists make up an increasingly large number of the travelling population in the busy city of Toronto. Read more

Tool to block texts while driving 'fantastic,' should go further

A new feature that would block text message notifications on an iPhone while a person is driving is welcome, although this technology should be taken a step further, Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown tells Metro News . Read more

Family 'shocked' by sentencing in daycare death: Brown

No sentence will ever erase the horror felt by the family of Eva Ravikovich after losing their two-year-old girl in a hot car outside her daycare, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Patrick Brown , who is representing the family in a civil lawsuit. Read more