J. Patrick Brown CS

J. Patrick Brown CS

McLeish Orlando LLP

Recognized since 2013

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation

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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 crashes, 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 crash, 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." Patrick was appointed by the Office of the Chief Coroner as an expert to Ontario Coroners Review on Cycling Deaths. Not only did he initiate both the Cycling and Pedestrian Death Reviews, he was selected to provide insight and expertise on ways to prevent these 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 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 founding member and a former Director with Cycle Toronto. He acted as Chair for 5 years with the Ontario Safety League and is the former Chair of the Ontario Bar Associations Insurance Law Section. In 2012 he was awarded Toronto's Active Transportation Champion of Year for his work on preventing cycling and pedestrian deaths. In 2014 he was asked to form Bikelaw Canada. He is a founding supporter/organizer of Toronto's Friends and Families for Safe Streets which was started in 2016 to give a voice to those who suffer from road violence and demand change. He has appeared as legal expert on various talk radio shows across Canada including the CBC and has appeared on Canada AM, Global Morning Show, CTV News, City TV, Global News, Ledrew Live, The Agenda, CHCH, and various other media networks. Patrick has attended various consultations at Queens Park regarding legislative change.


  • 151 Yonge Street, Suite 1800
    Toronto, ON M5C 2W7


  • Cycle Toronto - Past Director
  • Ontario Bar Association Insurance Litigation Section - Chair
  • Ontario Safety League [est. 1905] - Chair
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Ontaro Neurotrauma Foundation - Vice Chair Recognition and Awareness

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation

Special Focus

  • Plaintiffs


  • Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Active Transportation Champion of the Year Award -2012 Toronto Centre for Active Transportation
  • Distinguished Service Award -2011 Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lexpert Ranked

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Risky business - Unregulated extreme sports are on the rise, along with lawsuits

"Until those who profit from extreme sports spend the required time and funds to develop adequate and responsible safety protocols, a “just do it” and waiver defence will not decrease the number of injuries at their facilities — or the lawsuits that may follow."

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