Robert Sheahan is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Robb's practice focuses primarily on health law and medical defence, including acting as counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) and to physicians in the context of professional discipline matters and professional negligence.
Robb has appeared before the Ontario Provincial Court, Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal, as well as various administrative boards and tribunals, such as health professions boards and commercial tribunals.
Robb is an honorary member of the executive of the National Health Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He has been an active member of the executive since 2009 and served as chair in 2011-2012. Until recently, he also served on the executive of the Health Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, including as regional representative for the East Region, for which he organized and co-chaired numerous CLE programs. He also participates in and organizes Gowling WLG's participation in various events to support REACH, a national non-profit charitable organization for persons with disabilities.
Robb is also an active member of The Advocates' Society, the International Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, and volunteers regularly in legal education initiatives, including serving as co-chair of the annual Courthouse Series in Ottawa from 2009 to 2015. He has also regularly acts as a judge in the John P. Nelligan Cup law school moot competition.