Paul McGivern is a senior litigator acting exclusively in plaintiffs'
medical negligence and infant injury litigation cases. For the past 25
years his practice has been focused on complex catastrophic cases,
especially infant birth trauma cases. He is frequently consulted by
counsel throughout Canada for his expertise in this area.
well know n the medical legal community. He is consistently
recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leader in
medical malpractice cases, and was selected for inclusion in the 2007
(inaugural) and the 2008 through 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in
Canada. He was selected as the 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Medical
Negligence. He brings to his practice a unique background of 17 years
medical malpractice defense counsel. He has an impressive reputation for
understanding the technically intricate medical and legal issues of
complex malpractice actions. After carefully listening to the patient
and his/her family, reviewing the medical information, and evaluating
the medical and legal issues, Paul will assess, explain and run the case
with a view to maximizing the recovery and minimizing the financial
risk to the patient and his/her family.
Paul has been lead
counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice claims. He has litigated a number of high
profile and legal precedent setting cases, and has appeared as lead
counsel before every court level in B.C. and in the Supreme Court of
Canada, including the recent decisions of Ediger v. Johnston, 2013 SCC 18,  2 S.C.R. 98 and Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, 2013 SCC 30,  2 S.C.R. 357.
In addition to being an advocate for the clients of
Pacific Medical Law, Paul was an adjunct legal professor at the
University of British Columbia where he has taught civil procedure for
18 years. He is also a sought after speaker at continuing medical legal
education programs. He has organized and chaired a number of continuing
medical and legal programs focusing on medical legal issues. Paul was a
Director of the Medical Legal Society of B.C. and is a member of the
Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Plaintiff's Medical Negligence