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McGivern, Paul T.

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640-650 West Georgia StreetVancouver , BC,  V6B 4N7, Canada
Phones: 1-877-848-9545 (TollFree) / 604-484-1938
Fax: 604-669-3477
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Paul McGivern is a senior litigator acting exclusively in plaintiffs' medical negligence and infant injury litigation cases.  For the past 25 years his practice has been focused on complex catastrophic cases, especially infant birth trauma cases. He is frequently consulted by counsel throughout Canada for his expertise in this area.

Paul is well known in the medical legal community. He is consistently recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leader in medical malpractice cases, and was selected for inclusion in the 2007 (inaugural) and the 2008 through 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada.  He brings to his practice a unique background of 17 years as medical malpractice defence counsel. He has an impressive reputation for understanding the technically intricate medical and legal issues of complex malpractice actions. After carefully listening to the patient and his/her family, reviewing the medical information, and evaluating the medical and legal issues, Paul will assess, explain and run the case with a view to maximizing the recovery and minimizing the financial risk to the patient and his/her family.

Paul has been lead counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice claims, many of which have involved claims of over $3 million. He has litigated a number of high profile and legal precedent setting cases, and has appeared as lead counsel before every court level in B.C. and in the Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition to being an advocate for the clients of Pacific Medical Law, Paul is an adjunct legal professor at the University of British Columbia where he has taught civil procedure for 18 years. He is also a sought after speaker at continuing medical legal education programs. He has organized and chaired a number of continuing medical and legal programs focusing on medical legal issues. Paul was a Director of the Medical Legal Society of B.C. and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Plaintiff's Medical Negligence Litigation Group.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Practice Areas
Medical Malpractice
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Other Affiliations
Medical Legal Society of B.C. (Past Director) Trial Lawyers Association of BC (Member) Advisory Committee of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Honors
The Best Lawyers in Canada
Classes and Seminars
Adjunct Legal Professor, University of British Columbia
Speaker, Continuing Medical Legal Education Programs
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Offers Free Initial Consultation
Office Information
Address
640-650 West Georgia Street
Vancouver , BC V6B 4N7, Canada
Phone
1-877-848-9545 (TollFree)604-484-1938
Fax
604-669-3477
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