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Peter W. Kryworuk

London Office 80 Dufferin Ave.
85 Dufferin Ave.
88 Dufferin Ave.

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Meet Peter W. Kryworuk

Health Law Lawyer

"Health professionals practice is an incredibly demanding and highly regulated environment. Protecting the reputation and integrity of health professionals is our responsibility."

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Professional Highlights

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (1989 to present)
  • Practice Group Leader, Lerners Health Law Group (2003 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (1984-1988)

  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2008)
  • Ranked in Chambers Canada for Healthcare Law (2019)
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers (2018)
  • Lawyer of the Year Health Care Law London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2016 and 2019
  • Lawyer of the Year Class Action Litigation London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year Product Liability Law London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year Legal Malpractice Law London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year Personal Injury Litigation London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2009 and 2013
  • Recognized as a Legal Leader in Canada by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell (2013-2014; 2016-2017)
  • Selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006
  • Recognized and recommended by Lexpert as a leading lawyer in the areas of Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Corporate Commercial Litigation and Commercial Insurance
  • Selected as a Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyer by Lexpert in the areas of product liability and corporate commercial litigation since 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell representing the highest peer review rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

  • Senior trial co-counsel in Andersen v. St. Jude Medical, Canada's first medical product liability class action trial
  • Counsel to the Honourable Mr. Justice Roland Haines, Review of Meat Regulation and Inspection in Ontario (2004)
  • Gold medals for academic standing and contribution to the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

  • “Effective Use of Experts”, prepared for Ontario Bar Association Litigating the Medical Malpractice Claim program, Peter Kryworuk and Tyler Kaczmarczyk, April 29, 2013
  • "Waiver of Tort on Trial: Anderson v. St. Jude Medical", prepared for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Civil Litigation Summit, Peter Kryworuk and Yola Ventresca, May 2012
  • "Retaining Experts", Medical Malpractice: A How to Guide, Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, March 2012
  • "Use of Medical Literature in Medical Negligence Actions", Medical Malpractice: A How to Guide, Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Peter Kryworuk and Tyler Kaczmarczyk, March 2012
  • "Discovery: Obtaining Full and Effective Disclosure", Medical Malpractice: A How to Guide, Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, March 2012
  • Retaining Experts; Medical Research: Tips and Techniques; Use of Medical Literature in Medical Negligence Actions, Discovery: Obtaining Full and Effective Disclosure; Medical Malpractice: A How to Guide, OBA Continuing Legal Education, March 29, 2012
  • "Revisiting Wrongful Life Claims in Canada – Can There Be A Cause of Action?" Bovingdon v. Hergott, Peter W. Kryworuk and Yola S. Hamzo Ventresca, 34 Adv Q, p 216, 2008
  • "With Patient Rights Come Patient Responsibilities: Contributory Negligence in Medical Negligence Actions", Peter Kryworuk, Yola S. Hamzo Ventresca and Scott D. Chambers, 33 Adv Q, p 207, 2007
  • "Mandatory Physician Reporting of Drivers with Medical Conditions and Legal Considerations", Peter W. Kryworuk and Susan E. Nickle, Can J Cardiol, Vol 20, No 13, p 1324, 2004
  • "Potential Legal Liability in the Allocation of Scarce Health Care Resources", Peter W. Kryworuk, Brian T. Butler and Allyson L. Otten, Annals RCPSC, Vol 28, No 3, p 153, 1995
  • Contributing editor of Remedies in Tort, Carswell
  • Lecturer in medical negligence and class actions at Western University Faculty of Law
  • Past Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario in civil procedure
  • Author, lecturer and presenter on various legal topics including civil procedure, personal injury and insurance law, trial advocacy, law of damages, health law, tort law, construction law and occupational health and safety

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Member, The Holland Access to Justice in Medical Malpractice Group (The Holland Group)
  • Past Member, Advisory Committee, Federal Judicial Appointments for Ontario (Law Society, of Upper Canada representative)

  • Secretary, Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, The Advocates' Society
  • Chair, Standing Committee on Collegiality, Mentoring & Membership (CMM), The Advocates' Society
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Fanshawe College Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, London Community Foundation
  • Past Member, Investment Committee, London Community Foundation
  • Past Chair, Vital Signs Steering Committee, London Community Foundation
  • Member of Ambassadors Club, London Health Sciences Foundation
  • Past President and Board Member, London Ukrainian Centre
  • Past Chair, Victoria Hospital Country Classic Auction
  • Past Chair and Founding Member, Tastings, an event in support of the London Health Sciences Centre
  • Past Vice Chair, Fanshawe College Capital Campaign
  • Past Member, Fanshawe College Investment Committee

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (1984)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor (1982)

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