Patrick J. Hawkins
Patrick J. Hawkins
(416) 367-6065
(416) 367-6749
22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Patrick is a partner in BLG's Health Law Group. He is a civil litigator, specializing in health law and personal injury defence, and as such defends hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and their employees in malpractice litigation. Patrick has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at coroner's inquests, the Consent and Capacity Board, the Health Professionals Appeal and Review Board, and before regulated health colleges on professional misconduct matters. He also acts as general counsel and provides situational advice on a wide range of issues, including physician credentialling, privacy, freedom of information, quality of care reviews, and adverse event management and disclosure. Patrick is a consulting editor and chapter author for the Canadian Health Law Practice Manual (LexisNexis, 2003–2019) and co-author of the Ontario Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Resource Manual (2014). He is also a frequent speaker in health law programs for various conference providers and an executive member of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Health Care Law) and in 2022 for Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.
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