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Meet Carolyn Brandow

Health Law Lawyer

"Every case in health law is unique with its own complexities. I take pride in representing physicians who provide an essential service in a challenging environment."

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Professional Highlights

  • Adjunct Professor, UWO Law School “Civil Procedure” (2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, UWO Law School “Comparative US/Canadian E-Discovery Law” (2010)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2008 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2006-2008)
  • Associate lawyer, Ledroit Beckett (1999-2006)
  • Articling Student, Harrison Elwood (1998-1999)

  • Public Health Law
  • Hospital Privileges Disputes
  • Regulatory College Proceedings

  • T.C. v Hastings, 2017 ONSC 374 (CanLII)
  • Dale v. Frank, 2017 ONCA 32 (CanLII)
  • Boyd et al v. Edington et al, 2013 CanLII 13329 (ON SC)
  • McRitchie et al v. Dr. Natale et al, 2011 ONSC 3400 (CanLII)
  • Macksoud v. Carroll, 2011 ONCA 108 (CanLII) - An appeal of a dismissal of a request to add new defendants to a case started before new Limitations Act.
  • Magda v. Jaroszynski, 2010 HRTO 1342 (CanLII)
  • Turkington v. Lai, 2007 CanLII 48993 (Ont. S.C.J.) - A trial decision dismissing the claims of the plaintiffs who had alleged that the defendant physician was negligent with respect to a laparoscopic procedure which was converted into a laparotomy after which the plaintiff developed a bowel injury and peritonitis.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Negligence & Professional Malpractice Law - London/Windsor
  • Best Lawyers in Canada for Administrative and Public Law, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Professional Malpractice Law
  • Recognized as a leading practitioner by Lexpert in the area of medical negligence [represents defendants] (2018-2022)
  • Recipient, 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award recognizing mid-career excellence in the legal profession
  • Junior Counsel to the Honourable Mr. Justice R.J. Haines, Review of the Meat Inspection and Regulatory Regimes in Ontario (2004)

  • Quick & Dirty Personal Injury Update: Plaintiff & Defence Perspectives, Guest Speaker on Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials, The Middlesex Law Association, June 14, 2019
  • Section 75 Investigations, the Osgoode Certificate in Professional Regulation and Discipline in the Ontario Health Care Sector, June 4, 2014, Toronto, Ontario
  • Challenges of Informed Consent in Research Protocols, Panelist at the 2013 Canadian Bar Association National Health Law Summit: Critical Issues in Health Law, Halifax, May 2013
  • Health Care Reform & Medical Malpractice Law: How Canada Balances Patient Rights, Physician Interests, and System Costs, Guest Speaker on Tort system from defence perspective in Canada, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 5, 2011
  • Summary Judgment Motions: Persuasive Advocacy – Winning Tactics, Guest Speaker on Expert Evidence on Summary Judgment Motions, Ontario Bar Association Conference, May, 2011
  • Judicial Review of Tribunal Decisions, published in The Litigator, December 2009 (Read article)

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Southwest Region Women in the Law Association
  • Past Newsletter Editor, London Claims Association
  • Past District Commissioner, Past Leader, Girl Guides of Canada
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2000)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario (1998) (Dean’s List 1996-1997);
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, The University of Western Ontario (1995) (Dean’s List (1992-1995)