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Bio

Kevin’s practice is restricted to civil litigation with a primary 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 plaintiffs who have been harmed by medical malpractice. In 1993 Kevin left McCarthy’s to establish his own practice. Kevin has been acted as plaintiffs counsel in several multi-million dollar settlements involving victims of medical negligence. 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 served as counsel in matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador and various tribunals including the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and at Coroner’s Inquests.

Noteworthy Proceedings

Kevin has acted as plaintiff’s counsel in a variety of noteworthy proceedings including:
Elliott v. Aviva Insurance Company (the “auto insurance class actions”);
Miller v. Guelph Police Services Board;
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); and,
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. More recently, Kemp Law is one of three Ontario law firms that has launched class actions against 15 Ontario automobile insurers related to the inclusion of HST as part of the benefits payable to individuals injured in automobile accidents.