Dr. Brian Murphy



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A Focus on Travel Insurance Coverage & Contracts plus Complex Personal Injury Litigation

Direct: 519.340.0491
Fax: 416.860.0003
Bar Admission: 2002
Location: Kitchener


Brian has over 30 years of combined medical and legal knowledge. He practiced medicine for many years and saw several thousands of patients over that time in the emergency room, the obstetric delivery suite, and the office. He appeared in court and Inquiry proceedings as a ‘medical witness’ providing invaluable evidence in matters relating to assault, battery, injury and in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Response of the Newfoundland Criminal Justice System to Complaints. He has dealt with the quasi-contractual issues relating to By-Laws of provincial health authorities and hospitals, as well as to alternative contractual agreements involving health practitioners.

Brian had a further broad-based rural exposure to obstetrics, emergency medicine, and trauma of many types & severity. As a lawyer and physician, Brian has a familiarity with the general and institutional standard of medical care in Canada. At different times, he has represented insurers, pharmaceutical companies, government, patients and professionals. In the Southwestern Ontario area, Brian enjoys working with Regional and Farm Mutual Insurers who have invested in their local communities. He works with them in areas involving auto personal injury claims, slip and fall claims, coverage, subrogation and estate matters.

Brian provides coverage opinions and other opinions for insurers in health-related matters involving insurance claims, travel insurance, and AD&D. This also includes the changing interpretation of medical and other terminology in contracts, and contractual negotiations. More recently, Brian has become involved with the Ontario Justice Education Network (“OJEN”). As a local member of OJEN, he participates as a Judge-for-a-day for the Kitchener Waterloo & Guelph secondary school mock trial tournaments. In that role, he has seen some remarkable students play the role of Lawyers in an almost real-life setting.