Paul Cahill

Paul Cahill

Partner

Paul has been a partner with Will Davidson LLP since 2011, having started here as an articling student in 2004.

Paul helps seriously injured people obtain fair compensation for their losses, whether it be by medical malpractice, car accident, slip and fall, or a product failure. Paul also assists people with first party insurance claims for disability benefits.

Paul Cahill - Partner

With over a decade of experience practicing law, Paul has represented clients at trials, complicated motions, appeals, and tribunal hearings.

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He has appeared at both the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal. He has represented clients at administrative boards and tribunals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Health Professions Review and Appeal Board, and the CPP Review Tribunal.

Paul believes that the best outcomes for his clients come from hard work and preparation.

Paul speaks at industry conferences and authors articles in legal publications.

Paul received his B.A. (Hons), from Queens University in 2001 and his LL.B., from the University of Ottawa in 2004. Paul was called to the Bar in 2005.

Testimonials

From the very first conversation I had with him (Paul), just talking to him, I felt at ease. I felt as though somebody was actually listening to my concerns and took it as serious as I was taking it. When you're in the ring and you're fighting, you want to feel as if you can relate to your lawyer, and I related to Paul just like that. Every step of the way, Paul reassured me, that in the end, you will be taken care of – and sure enough, his words came through.

Mike James, Former Client

Paul Cahill and his team were patient, detailed and understanding. After explaining my story, Paul provided me with several scenarios of what may happen and gave me the choice to choose the settlement I wanted him to try to achieve. There were times throughout the process where I would speak to Paul and after our conversation ended I would have additional questions from my family members for him. Paul let it be known that I could contact him for clarity at any point in the case. Paul and his team are knowledgeable and compassionate and they exceeded my expectations.

M.J., Former Client

Hello Paul; just to let you know that I got the cheque and I am very happy. Paul; you have been an amazing lawyer and friend throughout the entire process. You made me feel comfortable and not stressed, even when we went together to court, although it was scary, you made it easy for me.

Former Client

There were two other lawyers that I had spoke to and they had both mentioned Paul's name, and immediately after speaking with him, I knew that there was a good reason why I couldn't find anybody else – because I was waiting for Paul. This is a person who I can recommend to anybody. Everybody can trust him.

The Szazon Family

Publications / Speaking Engagements

  1. Paul Cahill speaks at the OTLA-Hosted webinar: “Finding the Right Expert in a Medical Malpractice Case”. On October 23, 2018, Cahill presented an overview of a med-mal case and discussed the importance of selecting the right expert witness.
  2. Paul Cahill speaks at the Will Davidson LLP “Anatomy of a Personal Injury Trial: from Jury Selection to Jury Verdict” seminar on September 27, 2018. He presented on the examination in chief of the expert witness.
  3. Paul Cahill speaks at the Will Davidson LLP “Products Liability Litigation” seminar. On September 22, 2016, he presented a paper on “Products Liability Litigation 101: How to Get Started”.
  4. Paul Cahill presents and participates in a mock trial at the Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting, an educational conference for legal nurse consultants, on October 6, 2016.
  5. Paul Cahill co-presents on October 21, 2015 at Toronto Rehab Institute to a full house of staff members on the topic of Consent and Capacity.
  6. Paul Cahill Speaks at Connect Medical Legal Experts formerly known as (CAN LNC) annual conference and participates as a lawyer in mock trial On September 24, 2015
  7. Paul Cahill Speaks at the OTLA 2014 Spring Conference in Toronto.
    On May 30, 2014, Cahill contributed to a panel discussion on ticklers and limitation periods. The presentation was directed to the benefit of the Law Clerks Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
  8. Paul Cahill presents at Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting, an educational conference for legal nurse consultants
    On May 3, 2014, Mr. Cahill played the role of the lawyer for a plaintiff in a mock trial at the Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting conference put on by CanLNC. The mock trial was staged before a group of approximately 25-30 nurses and included an Ontario Court Judge, a defence lawyer, and volunteer nurse […]
  9. Client Testimonial regarding Paul Cahill & Meghan Walker (April 16, 2014)
    Hello Paul; Just to let you know that I got the cheque and I am very happy. Paul; you have been an amazing lawyer and friend throughout the entire process. You made me feel comfortable and not stressed even when we went together to court although it was scary you made it easy for me. […]
  10. Paul Cahill Speaks at the Canadian Institute’s 20th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference
    On February 27, 2014, Mr. Cahill presented at the Canadian Institute’s 20th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference along with co-presenter, Scott Hamilton of Loopstra Nixon LLP. The topic discussed was the status of the 10 day notice period municipal defence, and whether the recent Court of Appeal decision of Argue v. Tay (Township) brought any […]
  11. Paul Cahill presents at Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Practice Essentials: a Law Society of Upper Canada CPD Program
    On October 1, 2013, Paul Cahill presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s conference: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Practice Essentials. At this conference, Mr. Cahill discussed: “Effective Examinations for Discovery” and provided tips and advice on how to best prepare your client for discovery, and how to conduct an effective discovery of the opposing party. […]
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Media Relations

  1. May 05, featured on Advocate Daily “City have duty to maintain streets to prevent serious injury”. Paul Cahill discusses a recent court decision involving a crash that left a man quadriplegic should serve as a reminder of the importance of maintaining municipal infrastructure for the public’s safety.
  2. November 22, featured on Advocate Daily “Cuts to insurance regime failing injured victims”. Paul Cahill discusses the impact changes to SABS  has on injuries deemed more catastrophic.
  3. October 10, featured on Advocate Daily “Access Denied: Legit Disability Claims Lost In Shuffle”. Paul Cahill discusses People with legitimate disabilities are being denied long-term benefits because the system of filing and internally appealing insurance claims is convoluted and complex.
  4. September 02, featured on Advocate Daily “QCPIA Mandates Disclosure of Medical Errors to Patients”. Paul Cahill provides information on Ontario hospitals required to disclose the facts and causes of medical errors to patients under the revised Quality of Care Information Protection Act (QCIPA), and how this benefits patients.
  5. July 18, featured on Advocate Daily “Two-year window for malpractice lawsuits often murky for surgeries”
  6. April 29, featured on The Lawyers Weekly “Forget paper, the future is in Skype and the Cloud”
  7. April 28, featured on Advocate Daily “Cerebral Palsy and the link to negligent birth trauma”. Paul Cahill discusses cerebral palsy and the link to medical malpractice.
  8. February 2016, featured on Advocate DailyPersonal injury lawyer helps real people with real problems”. Paul Cahill discusses his practice areas and why he became a lawyer.
  9. July 2016, featured on Advocate Daily “Two-year window for malpractice lawsuits often murky for surgeries”. Paul Cahill discusses
  10. September 2016, featured on Advocate Daily “Revised QCIPA mandates disclosure of medical errors to clients”. Paul Cahill talks Ontario hospitals being required to disclose the facts and causes of medical errors to patients.
  11. October 2016, featured on Advocate Daily “Access denied: legit disability claims lost in shuffle”. Paul Cahill discusses how long-term disabilities are being denied due to how complex and convoluted the filing of insurance claims are.
  12. November 2016, featured on Advocate Daily “Cuts to insurance regime failing injured victims”. Paul Cahill covers the devastating cutbacks to the province’s statutory accident benefits regime.
  13. January 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Costs paid for LTD claim should not attract tax liability”. Paul Cahill discusses how benefits should not attract a tax liability as they are insurance benefits rather than employment income.
  14. January 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Remote desktop problematic for lawyers accessing large files”. Paul Cahill details the troubles accessing large files via virtual desktop infrastructure.
  15. February 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Consistency, clarity key to law firm document design”. Paul Cahill provides reasoning on how vital consistent branding is to a law firm.
  16. March 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Expert witness reports face procedural security”. Paul Cahill explains the time constraints and procedural issues that could impact an expert witness’ testimony.
  17. May 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Cities have duty to maintain streets to prevent serious injury”. Paul Cahill details the importance of maintaining municipal infrastructure for the public’s safety.
  18. May 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Ethical considerations around referral fees”. Paul Cahill discusses referral fees in an effort to bring more transparency to the process.
  19. June 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “New referral fee rules to agreement changes, new CPD”. Paul Cahill discusses the change in language to the new referral fee rules.
  20. August 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Cyclist safety is everyone’s business: Cahill”. Paul Cahill discusses how crucial common sense and calmness are to motorists and cyclists.
  21. October 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “How to help your own personal injury case”. Paul Cahill provides details on how to help your personal injury case.
  22. November 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Denied long-term disability: what now?”. Paul Cahill discusses how important  it is to hire counsel once a claim for long-term disability benefits has been denied in order to begin the legal process.
  23. November 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Private member’s bill raises concerns about pedestrian liability”. Paul Cahill discusses the proposed private member’s bill designed to boost awareness about distracted walking.
  24. December 2017, featured on Advocate Daily “Choosing experts in a personal injury case”. Paul Cahill details how crucial it is for plaintiff counsel to choose the most effective experts to provide evidence in a case.
  25. January 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Personal injury cases and social media”. Paul Cahill discusses how cautious clients need to be on social media while involved in litigation.
  26. February 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Cerebral palsy and a viable medical malpractice claim”. Paul Cahill details the way that infants acquire cerebral palsy, as well as some of the warning signs that may suggest a potential claim for medical malpractice.
  27. February 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Who’s liable in a slip and fall?”. Paul Cahill discusses who is liable in a slip and fall claim.
  28. March 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Trends in occupiers’ liability law”. Paul Cahill discusses the trends for the legal route for people injured on improperly maintained property.
  29. April 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Slip and fall case heads to trial after motion dismissed”. Paul Cahill discusses how plaintiffs will not always have to pinpoint the cause of a slip and fall in order to successfully resist a defendant’s motion for summary judgment.
  30. May 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “OCA ruling extends LTD coverage years after job ended”. Paul Cahill discusses how insurance companies may rewrite policies to to avoid similar situations.
  31. June 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Cases highlight patient duties in malpractice matters”. Paul Cahill discusses how patients have certain duties and responsibilities when seeking medical treatment
  32. July 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Safety requires cyclists, drivers to go extra mile”. Paul Cahill discusses how avoiding accidents (between motorists and cyclists) relies on everyone knowing their surroundings at any given moment.
  33. August 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Online portal would expand accountability: Cahill”. Paul Cahill discusses how allowing patients to access their online medical records would broaden health knowledge and physician accountability.
  34. October 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Sweeping new law boosts protection for Nova Scotia cyclists, pedestrians”. Paul Cahill discusses how the proposed laws should enhance public safety for pedestrians and cyclists alike.
  35. November 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “When cities are liable for random attacks”. Paul Cahill discusses how crucial it is for municipalities to ensure they can respond in a timely manner to minimize the effects of an incident.
  36. December 2018, featured on Advocate Daily “Evolving liability for party hosts with intoxicated guests”. Paul Cahill discusses the evolving liability for party hosts with intoxicated guests.
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