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Gowling partner wins OBA health law award

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 3:15 PM | By John Chunn


Gowling WLG announced that Ottawa-based partner Domenic Crolla is the recipient of the 2021 Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Susan Hilary Davidson Memorial Award for Excellence in Health Law, presented by the OBA’s Health Law Section.

According to the firm’s press release, named after the late Susan Hilary Davidson — a member of the OBA and a leader of the Health Law Section — the award honours and celebrates the outstanding achievements of OBA members who practise in the area of health law in the province of Ontario.

“Gowling WLG has a strong tradition of leadership in the field of health law. Our engagement goes beyond file work and involves serving on health law panels/committees, public interest advocacy and continuing legal education,” Donald Dow, leader of the firm’s medical defence group, said in the press release. “Dom epitomizes our team’s commitment and professional excellence in this field. He has set a very high bar for the rest of us to follow.”

Crolla’s legal practice focuses on professional and product liability, health law and medical liability matters. He has served as lead general counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association since 2013 and has litigated many complex medical liability cases in both trial and appellate settings. He is also a member of a number of professional societies including the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, International Bar Association, and The Advocates’ Society.

This year, Crolla is also a recipient of the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association Industry Defender Award. The MPL Association is the leading international association representing entities doing business in the medical professional liability arena.