Kevin's practice is restricted to civil litigation with a principal focus on medical malpractice. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Commerce, and obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989. Kevin articled with McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto and then rejoined the firm following his call to the Bar in 1991. While at McCarthy's a significant component of Kevin's practice involved the defence of physicians in medical negligence actions. The insight and knowledge acquired by Kevin during this time provides him with a unique perspective and significant advantage in his representation of plaintiff's who have been harmed by medical malpractice.
In 1993 Kevin left McCarthy's to establish his own practice.
Kevin was recently involved in the settlement of two medical malpractice actions involving neurologically impaired children that are believed to be two of the largest ever achieved (excluding class actions) in medical malpractice actions in Canada.
Kevin has served as counsel in matters before the Courts and various tribunals including the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and at Coroner's Inquests. He is currently a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Medical Malpractice Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
Kevin has acted as plaintiff's counsel in a variety of noteworthy proceedings including:
- Dolores Claman v. CBC et al (re: The "Hockey Theme");
- Parachute Club et al v. McCain Foods Limited et al;
- Alannah Myles v. The National Post et al;
- Randy Bachman v. BTO et al;
- Crash Test Dummies et al v. Chrysler Canada et al;
- Giles v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario et al. (re: OPP riot squad use of force during the 1996 OPSEU - demonstration);
- Coroner's Inquest into the 1995 Toronto Transit Commission subway disaster;
Kevin has also acted as legal counsel to musicians Shawn Desman, Loreena McKennitt, Arnold Lanni (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost), Finger Eleven (at the time they were known as Rainbow Butt Monkeys), Myles Goodwyn (April Wine) and the Skydiggers. He has, in the course of his law practice, also appeared on the following matters: Winding up of the Christian Brothers of Ireland in Canada; Olympia & York CCAA restructuring; oppression remedy application in relation Rodney's Oyster House; David Orchard v. Peter MacKay (on behalf of a proposed intervenor); and litigation involving the Eaton's jingle.
Kevin resides in Alliston, Ontario. He presently serves on the board of Matthews House Hospice and as President of the Carmen Vanderwatyer Medical Centre. He has also written a weekly political column for the Alliston Herald , coached Pee Wee baseball, and served on the board of the New Tecumseth Library.