L. Craig Brown

L. Craig Brown

Practice highlights

Biography

There must be a law gene in Craig’s DNA. His father was a trial lawyer in London, Ontario for 46 years. Craig’s wife and two of his children are also lawyers. Craig has been a partner at Thomson Rogers for over 40 years pursuing justice for catastrophically injured clients.

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 trials, 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 trauma. 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 one of the leaders of the cross-Canada 19-law firm consortium that achieved compensation for over 86,000 former Residential Schools students.

Craig is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario.

In addition, Craig is proud to be one of several plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Ontario recognized as an expert in personal injury litigation in every available peer-reviewed publication – in Lexpert®, The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, Martindale-Hubbell®, and as a partner at a Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm in Ontario (according to Canadian Lawyer Magazine).

Craig is often asked to act as counsel to law firms across Canada wishing to use his trial experience to assist their clients in serious trauma cases.

Craig is the author of many articles on legal topics and frequently lectures to his peers in the legal profession.

When Craig takes a break from work, he loves to spend time with his two dachshunds, Maddie and Lex, and with his horses Ruby and Gaucho.

Craig Brown Maddie and Lex
Maddie and Lex
Craig Brown Ruby and Gaucho
Ruby and Gaucho

Craig is a past director of the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) and of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO). Both of these worthy organizations provide resources to assist persons with disabilities.

Client Video Testimonials

Year of Call

1980

Education

  • 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)

Accreditations

  • 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)

Industry recognition

Testimonials

Nancy Ryan

Nancy Ryan suffered a terrible accident while riding her motorcycle. Her left leg was seriously injured and as a result had to be amputated. Thomson Rogers was there to help.

Sara

Personal Injury Lawyers Stacey Stevens and L. Craig Brown – Making a Difference

Sara was on the back of an ATV with her friend who was driving. The last thing Sara remembers is asking her friend to be careful and slow down because she was driving too fast.

Sara woke up in the hospital to find out there was an accident in which her friend was thrown from the vehicle. Unfortunately for Sara, she was stuck on the ATV and it had landed on her chest. It was explained to Sara that she had acquired a brain injury but she didn’t quite understand what that meant. Sara was terrified.

Sara and her mother did not realize they had a case against the owner and driver of the ATV, but that all changed because of the work of Thomson Rogers’ personal injury lawyers Stacey Stevens and L. Craig Brown.

Levi

Don Spruce remembers the sense of panic he felt when someone came to his door and told him that his young son, Levi, had been injured. Levi had fallen off some playground equipment while holding a piece of metal rod, which ended up driven into his head. At the hospital, doctors discovered that Levi had suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Today, Levi is doing much better. Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers helped Don and Levi launch litigation to secure Levi’s future. Though it took eight years to conclude, Thomson Rogers stood by Levi and his case because it’s always worth fighting for a child’s future.

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Don Spruce remembers the sense of panic he felt when someone came to his door and told him that his young son, Levi, had been injured. Levi had fallen off some playground equipment while holding a piece of metal rod, which ended up driven into his head. At the hospital, doctors discovered that Levi had suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Today, Levi is doing much better. Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers Stacey Stevens and Craig Brown helped Don and Levi launch litigation to secure Levi’s future. Though it took eight years to conclude, Stacey and Craig stood by Levi and his case because it’s always worth fighting for a child’s future.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, please contact Stacey Stevens (416-868-3186) or Craig Brown (416-868-3163) for a free consultation.

D. Duprey

Craig Brown, I am so grateful to you, and your entire team for the fabulous support and caring I received throughout! You are remarkable and everyone is exemplary. With much affection.


Cases of note


Press


Blog

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Lateral Thinking: Non-Traditional Relationships Between Lawyers and Law Firms

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ONCA finds owner’s liability based on possession and in a rare move overruled its previous decision

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Finding Solutions to Key Challenges: Part 1 Incurred Expenses – A Challenge for New Accident Victims

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8 Million Dollar Settlement For Bryan Gill Who Was Injured As A Result Of A Drunk Driver

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Presentations

September 26, 2013

Tango v. Tangled – How case managers and lawyers can work together to improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with compensable personal injuries

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September 27, 2011

How to Succeed before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario: Practice Tips from Mediation to Arbitration – The Insured’s Perspective

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September 23, 2011

Future Care Cost Reports for Children and Young Adults – The Use of Pediatric Life Care Plans Prior to Trial and Beyond

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September 08, 2011

Update – The Expert Panel’s Report to the Superintendent on Catastrophic Impairment

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March 25, 2010

Are Mary Carter Agreements Still Relevant? The Aftermath of the Laudon v. Roberts Case

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Team Members


Resources

April 18, 2016

Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

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November 01, 2015

Owners’ Liability Triggered by Consent to Possession Rather Than Consent to the Operation of the Vehicle

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September 23, 2011

How to Succeed before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario: Practice Tips from Mediation to Arbitration – The Insured’s Perspective

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