Donald (Dino) McLaughlin

Donald (Dino) McLaughlin: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Dino McLaughlin has more than 30 years of experience representing institutional and individual clients in a broad range of civil and criminal matters. For the past several years, he has focused his practice on defending health care providers and institutions within the Alberta Health Services system in civil litigation involving class action claims, medical malpractice and other health law matters. He also advises local pension authorities, defends teachers facing numerous types criminal charges and represents individuals in personal injury and contract disputes.

Dino and his team are heavily focused on managing the class action claims that threaten to make a substantial impact on the Alberta health care system. They have played a significant role in defending the initial wave of claims, and with the unique exception of the elders class action - which has been one of the first common issues trials in Alberta - they have experienced great success in preventing the first attempts at class certification. This experience will prove even more beneficial as the plaintiff’s bar becomes increasingly sophisticated and focused on bringing these claims.

Dino is a frequent lecturer and teacher on civil litigation, health law, family law and criminal defense topics. He has been an instructor for numerous courses offered by the Legal Education Society of Alberta, taught Bar Admission Courses in Family Law and given lectures to various classes of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Education.

Dino has been involved with several charitable organizations in various capacities, including the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, the Bissell Centre, the Norwood Community Service Centre (Board Member) and the Edmonton Inner City Housing Society.

Value to Clients

Dino’s depth and breadth of experience in complex litigation matters enables him to focus only on the relevant issues and avoid being distracted by the trivial details that often prevent a favorable and cost-efficient result. He excels at developing creative, practical strategies for resolving his clients’ disputes, particularly in cases where the emotions of the parties involved have reached a boiling point. According to Dino, “Although I’m always ready and willing to take contentious cases to trial when necessary, I also to try to create an open atmosphere of communication among the parties to resolve disputes amicably and avoid the cost and risk associated with prolonged litigation.”

Outside of Work

Dino enjoys playing golf all over Edmonton and while on vacation abroad.

Recognition

Distinguished
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
2013, 2016 - 2017
Repeatedly Recommended Medical Negligence - Represents Defendants
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
2013 - 2017

Community

Edmonton Housing Trust
Chairman
1999 - 2001
Edmonton Humane Society
Board Member
1985 - 1995
Bissell Centre, Boyle McCauley Health Centre
Volunteer
Fitness Instructor - Cycle Fit, Masters Swim Club

Experience

Chan v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2017 ABQB 480, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

R v Hall, 2014 ABCA 401, Alberta Court of Appeal

McMorran v Alberta Pension Services Corporation, 2014 ABCA 387, Alberta Court of Appeal

McMorran v McMorran, 2013 ABQB 610, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

Bruce Estate v. Toderovich, 2010 ABQB 709, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Conner v. Bruketa Estate, 2010 ABQB 517, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Doull v. Alberta (Public Guardian), 2008 ABCA 163, Alberta Court of Appeal

R. v. G.J.S., 2007 ABQB 757, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Ro/Lin Holdings Ltd. v. Mustard Seed Street Church, 2007 ABCA 274, Alberta Court of Appeal

Ro/Lin Holdings Ltd. v. Mustard Seed Street Church, 2007 ABCA 259, Alberta Court of Appeal

Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corp. v. Ro/Lin Holdings Ltd., 2006 ABQB 951, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

R. v. McKay, 2002 ABQB 435, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

R. v. Penner, [2001] A.J. No 1749, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Yakemchuk v. Yakemchuk, 2000 ABQB, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

S.P.F. v. R.A.F., 1998 ABQB 32, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

News + Views + Events

Nov 2011
Understanding Dental Malpractice Litigation
July 2010
A Break in the Liability for Lookback Programs
1998
A Heuristic Approach for the Identification and Prevention of Trench Failure Incidents
Co-Authors: S.T. Ariaratnam and D.M.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Health
  • Legislative Reform + Development
  • Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7652  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1981
Year of First admission:
1982
Admission:
1982, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional

Law Society of Alberta
Member
Edmonton Bar Association
Member

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Dino and are representative of Dino's experience. R v Hall 2014 ABCA 401 Alberta Court of Appeal 2014; McMorran v Alberta Pension Services Corporation 2014 ABCA 387 Alberta Court of Appeal 2014; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta 2013 ABQB 649 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; McMorran v McMorran 2013 ABQB 610 Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta 2013; Buelow v. Morrissey 2013 ABQB 277 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2013; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta Health Services 2012 ABCA 355 Alberta Court of Appeal 2012; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v Alberta 2011 ABQB 801 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Bruce Estate v. Toderovich 2010 ABQB 709 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Conner v. Bruketa Estate 2010 ABQB 517 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2010; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta 2009 ABCA 403 Alberta Court of Appeal 2009; Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta 2008 ABQB 490 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; L. H. v. Smith 2008 ABQB 434 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2008; Doull v. Alberta (Public Guardian) 2008 ABCA 163 Alberta Court of Appeal 2008; R. v. G.J.S. 2007 ABQB 757 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; Ro/Lin Holdings Ltd. v. Mustard Seed Street Church 2007 ABCA 274 Alberta Court of Appeal 2007; Ro/Lin Holdings Ltd. v. Mustard Seed Street Church 2007 ABCA 259 Alberta Court of Appeal 2007; Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corp. v. Ro/Lin Holdings Ltd. 2006 ABQB 951 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Hansen v. Misericordia Hospital 2006 ABQB 941 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Kainth v. Capital Health Authority 2006 ABQB 401 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2006; Speirs v. Royal Alexandra Hospitals 2003 ABQB 3 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2003; R. v. McKay 2002 ABQB 435 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2002; Steinbrenner v. Caritas Health Group 2001 ABQB 533 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; R. v. Penner [2001] A.J. No 1749 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2001; W. (T.) v. University of Alberta Hospital 2000 ABQB 387 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Yakemchuk v. Yakemchuk 2000 ABQB Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2000; Keller v. Penkoske 1999 ABQB 912 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1999; W.V.W. v. Misericordia Hospital 1999 ABQB 579 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1999; S.P.F. v. R.A.F. 1998 ABQB 32 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1998
ISLN:
904933671

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  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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