Mary Lynn Gleason
Mary Lynn Gleason
(416) 367-6112
(416) 367-6749
22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Mary Lynn is a partner and member of BLG's Health Law Group. Her practice focuses on the defence of hospitals and their staff in medical malpractice claims. A veteran litigator, Mary Lynn has acted as counsel for hospitals, nurses, physicians, and other health practitioners at inquests, various courts, and administrative tribunals, including the Health Appeal and Review Board. She has extensive experience in the defence of obstetrical brain injury medical malpractice cases. She has acted as general counsel to hospitals on a wide range of issues including privileges, policy, risk management, and privacy issues. She also acts for a number of institutions in the defence of assault allegations and provides practical, sensitive real-time advice regarding the management of assault and harassment allegations. A member of the Health Law section of the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates' Society, and the Medical Legal Society, she is recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation) and was previously named Lawyer of the Year for Medical Negligence. She was also a recognized practitioner in Chambers Canada 2020 (Healthcare). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1987.
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