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Peter W. Kryworuk

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85 Dufferin Ave.
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Meet Peter W. Kryworuk

Plaintiff Class Actions Lawyer

"I was a senior counsel in one of the longest class action trials in Canadian history. It's a unique challenge and is different from general litigation. Class action law is constantly evolving. Each case requires us to integrate and balance our strategic, intellectual and procedural skills in a different way."

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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 Ontario
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2019)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2008)
  • Recognized in Chambers Canada in the area of Healthcare law (2019-2020)
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers (2018-2019)
  • Lawyer of the Year Class Action Litigation London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year Health Care Law London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2016 and 2019
  • 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

  • Co-author, Limitation Periods in No Fault Insurance Claims, The Middlesex Law Association Snail, February 2020
  • Past Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario in civil procedure
  • Contributing Editor of Remedies in Tort, Carswell
  • Lecturer in medical negligence and class actions at Western University Faculty of Law
  • Author, lecturer and presenter on various legal topics including:  civil procedure, trial advocacy, law of  damages, health law, tort law, personal injury and insurance 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 Ontario 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 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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