Patrick Brown

Principal PartnerMcLeish Orlando LLPPersonal Injury (Ontario)

Patrick Brown is a principal partner of McLeish Orlando and has been practising critical injury in Ontario for over 20 years. His cases have involved children, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, biking/cycling injury, daycare and camp negligence, drowning, road disrepair and motor vehicle collisions. He is one of a select set of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist with the Law Society and is listed in Best Lawyers Canada and the Canadian Lexpert Directory. He was recently awarded the Active Transportation Champion of the Year Award by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation for his advocacy work with pedestrians and cyclists. He is a Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and in 2012, he was awarded their Distinguished Service Award.

Patrick Brown is a principal partner of McLeish Orlando and has been practising critical injury in Ontario for over 20 years. His cases have involved children, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, biking/cycling injury, daycare and camp negligence, drowning, road disrepair and motor vehicle collisions. He is one of a select set of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist with the Law Society and is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Lexpert Directory. He was recently awarded the Active Transportation Champion of the Year Award by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation for his advocacy work with pedestrians and cyclists. He is a Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and in 2012, he was awarded their Distinguished Service Award. 

Patrick was appointed by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario as an expert to the Ontario Coroner's 4-year review on cycling deaths. He was selected to provide legal insight and expertise on ways to prevent cycling deaths within Ontario while representing the interests of cycling organizations such as CycleToronto, ARC, 8-80 Cities and the United Senior Citizens of Ontario. When the Bike Law Network expanded to represent Canadian cyclists, Patrick joined as the representation for Canada in bicycle injury cases.

As a leader in his field, he has taught advocacy for legal associations and the Law Society and has been widely published within Canada legal publishing. He has been a guest speaker across Canada and has been appeared on television and talk radio, including Canada AM, CBC News, CP24, CTV News, Global Morning Show, CityTV News, CFTO, Le Drew Live, Goldhawk Fights Back, John Moore Show, Dave Agar Show, Live Drive with John Tory, Moose FM, AM 680 and other talk radio shows in the province.

He chaired Trial Lawyers for Veterans, a group which provided free legal advice to disabled veterans returning to Canada from oversea conflicts. He also started and continues working with the annual Toronto Helmet on Kids program, where he and McLeish Orlando have donated more than 1000 helmets to children across Toronto to reduce head injuries. He was Co-Chair with Dr. Charles Tator of the Recognition and Awareness Committee at Concussions Ontario, which seeks to prevent the impact of concussions within team sports. He is a former director and founding member of CycleToronto, a proud member of Bikelaw and the Chair of the Ontario Safety League. He is the Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Associations Insurance Law Section. He frequently attends meetings at Queen's Park and Government Ministries regarding legislative reform and consultation.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1993

Accreditations

  • Certified Specialist, Civil Litigation

Associations

  • Bikelaw
  • Past President, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists
  • Founding Member, Toronto Cyclist Union
  • Chair, Ontario Safety League

Awards & Honours

  • Leading Practitioner, Canadian Lexpert Directory, 2013-2015
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2012-2015
  • Active Transportation Champion of the Year, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Social and Athletic Award, King's College, 1988
  • Volunteer Service Award, Boys and Girls Club