Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of health law.
He has significant expertise in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care practitioners in regulatory matters including complaints, discipline, quality assurance, fitness to practice and registration issues. He has also represented numerous physicians in hospital privilege disputes as well as in medical malpractice actions. He also advises corporations and institutions with respect to health law issues. Michael is the co-author of The Law of Acute Care Medicine published by Thomson Reuters which addresses the complexities that arise when medicine, law, and ethics intersect in the treatment and caring for acutely ill patients.
Michael is also an experienced medical malpractice litigator. Having defended physicians in medical malpractice cases for more than 10 years and having represented plaintiffs for 15 years, he is well placed to advocate on behalf of parties involved in malpractice disputes.
In addition to his health law practice, Michael also handles civil litigation matters including personal injury, high tech litigation, general commercial litigation, product liability, wrongful dismissal and human rights.
Michael has served as lead counsel in matters before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and various tribunals including the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, College of Chiropodists, College of Audiologists and Speech Language Therapists, as well as the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Health Services Appeal and Review Board, Medical Advisory Committees and the Board of Governors of various hospitals. He has also represented numerous parties at Coroners Inquests.
Michael has chaired and spoken at numerous continuing education programs for lawyers as well as health care practitioners on issues relating to health law and medical malpractice.
Health Care Law and Medical Negligence
Reducing and Managing the Legal Risks, Program Diretor, Osgoode Professional Developement, January 19, 2021
The Medio-Legal Society of Toronto, August 11, 2020
Negligence and Claims Management, Program Director and Lecturer, 2011-2022
Health Sector Privacy Issues Update, November 27, 2018
Osgoode Professional Development Program, Lecturer, November 2016
January 21, 2013, University of Toronto, Lecturer
December 7, 2012, Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, Lecturer
October 18, 2012, Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, Lecturer
April 21, 2012, Legal Nurse Consultant Association of Canada, Lecturer
March 14, 2012, 519 Community Centre, Lecturer
February 4 to 16, 2012, Lecturer
January 16, 2012, University of Toronto, Lecturer
November 18, 2011, Flavelle House at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Lecturer
September 22, 2011, Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, Lecturer
August 2, 2011, Flavelle House at the University of Toronto, Lecturer
June 15, 2011, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre, Lecturer
May 18, 2011, Central Technical School, Lecturer
March 7, 2011, University of Toronto, Lecturer
January 17, 2011, University of Toronto, Lecturer
April 6, 2010, Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Lecturer
March 31, 2010, University of Toronto, Lecturer
March 26, 2010, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre
Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, Participant
January 5, 2010, Participant