Donald J. Dow Partner Head of Medical Defence National Practice Group


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2003 - Nunavut

Year of Call: 1990 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0188

Fax: +1 613-563-9869

Email: donald.dow@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa



Donald J. Dow

Donald Dow is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office practising in the Advocacy Department. Donald's practice is focused in the area of medical defence litigation, health law and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Donald has over 25 years of experience in malpractice litigation, medical device/instruments liability claims, class actions and has handled numerous civil trials (both jury and non-jury trials). He acts as counsel for physicians and he heads our Ottawa-based Medical Defence Practice Group.

Since 2003, Donald has represented defendants in medically related Civil Actions and Regulatory proceedings in Nunavut. Donald is repeatedly recommended in the Lexpert Directory in the area of Medical Negligencem and is annually recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada. Donald has served as Honoury Solicitor to the Canadian Council on International Law.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2010
  • 2003

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2003
      Year of Call, Nunavut
  • 1990

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1990
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1988

    • Education
      1988
      Dalhousie University, LLB
    • Rankings & Awards
      Best Lawyers in Canada©, 2009

Memberships

  • Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Carleton County Law Association

Donald frequently presents papers and seminars for physicians and lawyers in the field of health law.