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Meet Adam J. Patenaude

Health Law Lawyer

"The constant challenge of learning new subject matter in the field of medicine and working for clients you admire and respect make practising in health law a tremendously rewarding professional experience."

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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2015 to present)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2020
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2010-2014)
  • Associate lawyer, Medical Defence Litigation Counsel, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (2007-2009)
  • Articling student, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (2006-2007)
  • Student, Department of Justice, Aboriginal Law and Strategic Policy (2005-2006)

  • General Medical Malpractice Defence
  • College Complaints and Disciplinary Defence

Regulatory Hearings and Civil Trials

  • Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Wright, 2018. Defence of allegations of conduct unbecoming a physician related to use of social media.
  • Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Izzeldin, 2018. Defence of allegations of unprofessional conduct and sexual abuse.
  • Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Laity, 2018. Defence of allegations of unprofessional conduct and sexual abuse.
  • Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Beairsto, 2017. Defence of allegations of unprofessional conduct and sexual abuse.
  • Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Chung, 2014. Defence of allegations of failing to maintain the standard of the profession, unprofessional conduct and sexual abuse.
  • Ontario (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) v. Singh, P. M., 2013. Defence of allegations of failing to maintain the standard of the profession in obstetrical care.
  • Watt v. Schwind, 2011, obstetrical malpractice, jury trial.

Divisional Court, Motion and Appeal Matters

  • Laity v. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2018. Mental Health Act Application.
  • Duggan v Lakeridge, 2017. Motion for further medical assessment, discovery and cross motion for summary judgment.
  • Mereweather v. Austin, 2011. Motion regarding application of Regulated Health Professions Act to production in civil actions.
  • Smyth v. Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, 2008, Divisional Court and Ontario Court of Appeal. Appeal on Hospital privileges dispute.

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of medical negligence and health care law (2020-2021)

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2007)
  • Baccalaureate of Laws, Cum Laude, University of Ottawa (2006)
  • Bachelor of Journalism with Law, Carleton University (2000)

Contact

Phone:
416.601.2386
Fax:
416.867.2410