10060 Jasper Ave, Suite 2000, Rice Howard Place, Edmonton, AB
Year called to bar: 1981 (AB)
In 1991, I left the partnership of a major Edmonton law firm to work with Weir Bowen; particularly with John Weir KC, one of Alberta’s leading medical malpractice lawyers. Since joining Weir Bowen my practice is focused on people who have suffered injuries or death due to medical errors. As my practice evolved, I began representing children, including cases for babies with brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation during labour and delivery, hypoglycemia, infections or premature birth. I have also represented infants with traumatic brain injuries due to forceps or vacuum extraction at delivery, and children who are injured as a result of mismanaged shoulder dystocia. The primary goal of obstetrical and neonatal litigation is to ensure the injured child has sufficient funds to access treatment they need, and to set them up for independent adult living. The settlements and trial awards I have prosecuted have resulted in the largest injury settlements in Alberta history, and the largest trial decision for personal injury in Alberta. In 2016 some of my Canadian colleagues and I founded the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance. This is the largest group of birth trauma lawyers in Canada dedicated to representing children who have suffered injuries at birth or as a newborn.