Brent Windwick has more than 30 years of experience as a strategic advisor and dispute resolution counsel for health care organizations and professionals throughout Alberta. While Brent devotes a significant portion of his practice to health care litigation, he also focuses heavily on providing strategic guidance on diverse health care governance, operational, risk and policy issues and developing policies and procedures in many areas of clinical practice, including risk management and patient safety.
Brent’s dispute resolution practice involves representing health care organizations in a broad range of litigation, administrative proceedings and public inquiries, including acting as lead counsel for Alberta Health Services in the high-profile Preferential Health Services Access judicial inquiry (2012-13) and resolving disputes involving termination of physician privileges, withdrawal of patient life support, mental incapacity commitments, physician discipline and medical malpractice defence.
Brent is dedicated to constantly improving dispute resolution effectiveness within the health care industry. He leverages his many years of experience in the courtroom and administrative hearings to develop impactful dispute resolution processes for health care organizations and to mediate complex disputes involving health professionals and health researchers. He has also completed advanced dispute resolution training at Harvard Law School.
Brent was a key member of the Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services working groups that created provincial medical staff bylaws and rules to regulate all physicians working in Alberta health facilities. He regularly works with health ministries to develop and implement legislation in public health, health information privacy and access, and professional regulation.
Brent has conducted hundreds of training sessions and workshops for front-line health professionals, executives and boards. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta and teaches clinical risk management at York University.