Susanne Raab

Pacific Medical Law

British Columbia

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Susanne is a strong advocate for children living with cerebral palsy, serving as the President of the Board of the Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia, and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Cerebral Palsy Association.

In addition to her advocacy work, Susanne has extensive experience in the area of medical malpractice litigation. She commenced her career as a medical malpractice lawyer in the year 2000, defending physicians in medical malpractice actions. In 2011 she joined Pacific Medical Law to represent, exclusively, injured patients in medical malpractice actions, with a focus on birth injury cases. She has appeared in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

Susanne has been selected for inclusion by her peers in Best Lawyers® in Canada in the area of Medical Negligence, as well as being recognized as a leading practitioner in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in medical malpractice. Susanne is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary trial lawyer society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of North American lawyers, judges and scholars. She has published several articles on medical negligence and is a frequently invited speaker at educational conferences, having been invited to present at conferences organized by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association and Continuing Legal Education of BC, as well as the International Academy of Law and Mental Health.  Susanne has also been invited as a Medical Ethics Guest at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Susanne further serves on the Board of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and served on the Executive of the National Health Law sub-section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Susanne is married with two children. When not working, she spends much of her time outdoors, trail running and Nordic skiing with her family.

Education

  • LL.B 2000
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Victoria 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario 1996

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • President and Board Member, Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
  • Board Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Western Canadian Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs Lawyers Group
  • Member, Disability Alliance of BC
  • Member, Family Support Institute of BC

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