Our Legal Team

Michael W. McVey

Partner

I was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta and moved to Edmonton in 2006. I joined Weir Bowen LLP in August 2012 because of my interest in civil litigation and, more specifically, interests in negotiation, mediation, and trial advocacy. I quickly developed an interest in representing clients in medical malpractice claims.

I am proud to help injured clients in their pursuit of justice against the parties that have caused their injuries. Medical malpractice cases often involve complex issues. As a member of the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance (BILA) and Weir Bowen’s medical malpractice groups, I have the knowledge to deal with medical evidence and expert witnesses effectively. You will also get the benefit of our team approach to medical malpractice cases. Our team approach gives you access to a group of lawyers who have dealt with a diverse range of cases over many years.

I have successfully represented clients in claims involving medical negligence including claims against doctors, nurses, and hospitals. If it is necessary to achieve a just result, I am prepared to take your case to trial and have appeared as counsel in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four kids. I am an active participant in various sports including hockey and tennis. I also enjoy traveling, and I have been to several countries around the world including South Africa and Peru.

Presentations:
March 2017 – ACTLA – Proving Liability by Defining Reasonable and Unreasonable Conduct
September 2017 – Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Conference – Using Rules to Prove Liability

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Education

2009 – Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) – University of Alberta
2012 – Juris Doctor (with Distinction) – University of Alberta


Bar Admission

2013 – Law Society of Alberta


Professional
Associations

Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association – Vice President of Seminars
Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance
Canadian Bar Association
Edmonton Bar Association
Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Plaintiff’s Lawyers Group
American Association for Justice – Birth Trauma, Professional Negligence, and Motor Vehicle Accidents Sections