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Adam J. Patenaude

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Meet Adam J. Patenaude

Insurance Defence Lawyer

"Practising in the area of insurance defence is a rewarding and challenging professional experience. The factual and legal scenarios change from day to day. We are able to pursue the defence of claims with the support of sophisticated clientele."

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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, 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)

  • Motor Vehicle Claims
  • Municipality Liability / Public Entity Defence
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Property Damage Claims
  • Statutory Accident Benefits
  • General & Commercial Liability

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.
  • Beaney v. Lindsay Professional Building, 2017, Occupier’s Liability, jury trial.
  • 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.
  • Dufferin v. Santos, 2011, allegations of negligent road design.

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 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of medical negligence (2021)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of medical negligence and health care law (2020-2022)

  • 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