Personal injury lawyer Craig Brown attributes much of his success to careful risk management. Craig, one of Lexpert Directory’s “Leading personal injury practitioners” and listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada 2019, counts several multi-million dollar court verdicts among his recent achievements. Nevertheless, he makes every effort to settle before facing the uncertainties of a trial as he did in helping secure the $5 billion-plus deal for Aboriginal victims of the Residential Schools system.
“Going to court obviously involves risk and almost always costs more, “ he says. “I want to control that risk for my client, although I love going to court.”
In the past five years, Craig has helped hundreds of clients to achieve fair compensation for brain and spinal cord injuries and other harms sustained due to negligence. 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 and $1.2 million for Jennifer Cowles, 25, of Cambridge who was mauled by a Siberian tiger while visiting the nearby African Lion Safari game park.
In the historic Indian Residential Schools case, Craig displayed his class-action experience as a leader of a cross-Canada 19-law firm consortium that achieved compensation for over 86,000 former ex-students. “This was a national tragedy that needed to be dealt with,” he says.
Craig is passionate about seeking compensation for damages suffered by innocent people. In the African Lion Safari case, the trial verdict allowed the single mother to “overcome tremendous odds and start her life anew.” He adds, “she was justly compensated and they got what they deserved.”
An author and lecturer, Craig is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Craig is also 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
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, 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).
*Leslie Craig Brown Law Professional Corporation