Craig Brown is an experienced trial lawyer who attributes his success to strategic planning and careful risk management of his clients’ cases.
Craig is listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading personal injury practitioner and in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2019 publication.
Craig’s practice philosophy is to ensure that his clients have all the information they need to make informed decisions.
“Going to court involves risk and almost always costs more, he says. Although I love going to court, I want to control that risk for my clients to ensure the best possible outcome for them.”
Craig has helped hundreds of clients achieve fair compensation for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other serious harms. In two headline-making court battles, he won $3.5 million for a 16-year-old Fort Erie boy who suffered catastrophic head injuries after being thrown from a defective bicycle. In another widely reported case, he won $1.2 million for Jennifer Cowles of Cambridge who was mauled by a Siberian tiger while visiting African Lion Safari Game Park.
In the historic Indian Residential Schools case, Craig displayed his class action experience as a leader of the cross-Canada 19-law firm consortium that achieved compensation for over 86,000 former Residential Schools students.
Craig is often asked to act as counsel to law firms wishing to use his trial experience to assist their clients in achieving fair compensation.
Craig is the author of many articles on legal topics and frequently lectures to his peers in the legal profession.
Craig is a director of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Disputes
- Professional Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Class Action
CLIENT VIDEO TESTIMONIALS
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Queen’s University (1975)
- Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University Faculty of Law (1978)
- Masters of Environmental Studies, York University (1997)
Professional Accreditations and Affiliations
- Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation)
- LEXPERT Ranked Lawyer
- Listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada since 2010
- Martindale-Hubbell® Ranked Lawyer
- Canadian Bar Association
- The Advocates’ Society
- Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
- Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)
Proud to be one of just 14 plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Ontario (i.e. members of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association) recognized as an expert in personal injury litigation in every available peer-reviewed publication – in Lexpert®, The Best LawyersTM in Canada, Martindale-Hubbell®, as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation (by the Law Society of Ontario) and as a partner at a Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm in Canada (according to Canadian Lawyer Magazine).