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Peter W. Kryworuk

Peter W. Kryworuk

- Partner -

“ I have been helping injured victims secure fair compensation for their injuries for over 34 years. I understand that an injury can alter a life and that dealing with insurers and the litigation process can add stress following injury. I do everything I can to make the process easier and to help my client reclaim their lives ”


Email: pkryworuk@lerners.ca
Phone: 519-640-6317
Fax: 519-932-3317
85 Dufferin Avenue. P.O. Box 2335, London, On N6A 4G4

Areas of Focus

Practices in all areas of personal injury with an emphasis on serious and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (1989 to present)
  • Practice Group Leader, Lerners Health Law Group (2003 to present)
  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (1984-1988)


  • Recognized in Chambers Canada in the area of Healthcare – Contentious (2021).
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2019)
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers (2018-2019)
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2008)
  • Selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006
  • Recognized and recommended by Lexpert as a leading lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Product Liability, Professional Liability and Commercial Insurance
  • Lawyer of the Year Personal Injury Litigation London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2013 and 2009
  • Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year, London/Windsor Legal Malpractice Law, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, Class Action Litigation London/Windsor, Best Lawyers in Canada, for 2018
  • Selected as a Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyer by Lexpert in the areas of product liability and corporate commercial litigation since 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell representing the highest peer review rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Senior trial co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Andersen v. St. Jude Medical, Canada’s first medical product liability class action trial
  • Counsel to the Honourable Mr. Justice Roland Haines, Review of Meat Regulation and Inspection in Ontario (2004)
  • Gold medals for academic standing and contribution to the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  • Recognized as a Legal Leader in Canada by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell (2013-2014; 2016-2017)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Lecturer in medical negligence and class actions at Western University Faculty of Law
  • Past Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario in civil procedure
  • Contributing Editor of Remedies in Tort, Carswell
  • Author, lecturer and presenter on various legal topics including: civil procedure, trial advocacy, law of damages, health law, tort law, personal injury and insurance law, construction law and occupational health and safety

Community Service

  • Secretary, Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, The Advocates’ Society
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Fanshawe College Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Foundation
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, London Community Foundation
  • Past Member, Investment Committee, London Community Foundation
  • Past Chair, Vital Signs Steering Committee, London Community Foundation
  • Member of Ambassadors Club, London Health Sciences Foundation
  • Past President and Board Member, London Ukrainian Centre
  • Past Chair, Victoria Hospital Country Classic Auction
  • Past Chair, Tastings, an event in support of the London Health Sciences Centre
  • Past Vice Chair, Fanshawe College Capital Campaign
  • Past Member, Fanshawe College Investment Committee


  • Member, The Holland Access to Justice in Medical Malpractice Group (The Holland Group)
  • Chair, Standing Committee on Collegiality, Mentoring & Membership (CMM), The Advocates’ Society, June 2016
  • Past Member, Advisory Committee, Federal Judicial Appointments for Ontario (Law Society, of Upper Canada representative)
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • The Advocate’s Society
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association

Complementary Areas of Practice

  • Product Liability
  • Medical Negligence and Health Law
  • Class Actions
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Law


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (1984)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor (1982)
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