J. Patrick Brown  CS - McLeish Orlando LLP

J. Patrick Brown CS

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Patrick Brown has been practicing personal injury in Toronto, Canada for over 20 years.  His areas of practice include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, fatal accidents, cycling injury, daycare negligence, drowning, road repair and motor vehicle collisions.  In 2012 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association [state organization of the American Association of Justice] and is their Past President. During his career he has successfuly conducted jury and non jury trials and has been recognized for his advocacy skills.  After successfully obtaining a jury verdict in the case of Ishoy v. Abreau, which involved a five time Olympian who was injured in a car accident, the trial judge stated "counsel presented their case in a focused, well organized fashion.  Their trial preparation resulted in well prepared and focused witnesses.  The charts, aerial photographs, medical illustrations, and demonstrative evidence both assisted the jury in understanding the medical and liability issues...Mr. Brown was lead counsel ...his closing address to the jury was dramatic, focused and effective." After obtaining a multi million dollar award in Roberts v. Morana, a motor vehicle case involving road repair,  Justice OBrien noted " I have not seen a case which has been better prepared or presented than this one."  Recently Patrick was appointed by the Office of the Chief Coroner as an expert to Ontario Coroners Review on Cycling Deaths. He was selected to provide insight and expertise on ways to prevent cycling deaths within Ontario, Canada.  Patrick has taught advocacy for the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been widely published within Canada Law Books and legal magazines.  He has been a guest speaker across Canada on issues involving personal injury litigation.    He Chairs the Trial Lawyers for Veterans which provides free legal advice to disabled veterans returning to Canada from oversea conflicts.  He also started and continues the annual Toronto Helmet on Kids program where he and his firm have donated over a thousand helmets to children across the City to reduce head injuries.  He is Co Chair for Concussion Ontario on their Recognition and Awareness Committee which seeks to prevent the impact of concussions within team sports.  He is also a Director with Cycle Toronto and the Ontario Safety League and is the Vice Chair with the Ontario Bar Associations Insurance Law Section.

Ontario Safety League [est. 1905]Ontario Trial Lawyers AssociationOntaro Neurotrauma FoundationOntario Bar Association Insurance Litigation SectionCycle Toronto

Client Comments

"Should you need a personal injury lawyer who approaches your matter with compassion, understanding and effective research - you can rely on Mr. J. Patrick Brown, of McLeish Orlando. With Patrick Brown as counsel, you can be assured the outcome will be positive when your future well-being and dignity depends on the effectiveness of your lawyer. I cannot thank Patrick Brown and his proficient staff enough for assisting me in getting where I am today."

"Patrick Brown is an excellent lawyer. I was injured by a motorist breaking a red light at a crossroads intersection while I was cycling home. I was unfamiliar with Canadian law and lawsuits in general. Patrick was recommended to me by a cycling advocacy group. At each stage I was informed about what was going on, everything was explained to me in layman's terms, and his assistants at McLeish Orlando were extremely helpful during what was a very difficult time for me. My injuries required two surgeries and I was unable to work during my recovery period. Patrick gave me first class advice on what course of action to take; he fought the defence on every point, and encouraged me to remain patient despite 'low ball' offers of a settlement. In the end, Patrick and his team secured an excellent compensation for me. He was friendly, articulate, and determined to secure a favourable result. I would recommend him to anyone, and I sincerely thank him for his time and work that he put in on my behalf. "

"To be in a serious car accident that was not your fault and to subsequently realize that life as you knew it has been permanently taken from you is very frightening. I didn't anticipate a battle with my insurance company and was blindsided when they cancelled all benefits. A friend recommended calling Patrick Brown at McLeish Orlando for help. Pat immediately began the process of getting benefits reinstated and came up with a comprehensive course of action. He was determined and tenacious in his representation of our claims. Ultimately, Pat's expertise and skill as a litigator provided us with a good resolution. I can't thank Patrick Brown enough and wholeheartedly recommend his services."

"There are no words to express how much Patrick Brown's caring, compassion and dedication have meant to our family. Without him, there would have been no accountability or closure respecting my husband's tragic death in 2007. He and his team are a unique and amazing group of people, and they have touched our lives forever."

"J. Patrick Brown, at McLeish Orlando, is a professional lawyer who provided me with a great resolution after I was struck down on my bike by a drunk driver and suffered a head injury. Not only did he ensure I had the rehabilitation and treatment needed to help me get better, he fought hard against the defendant to obtain a financial result that will help me as I move forward in life. Patrick and his excellent team looked after many complicated details which occurred during the course of my case. They were always forthcoming with updates and information that was relayed in a way that people who are not familiar with the civil lawsuit process could understand with ease. The firm strives to provide a positive outcome for all their clients/victim-survivors of serious motor vehicle accidents. I strongly recommend Patrick Brown and his team for others who have been injured in serious motor vehicle accidents."

Office Location

One Queen Street East, Suite 1620
P.O. Box 76
Toronto, ON M5C 2W5


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Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs)