Jay Guthrie, Q.C.

Jay Guthrie, Q.C.: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (123 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Jay Guthrie has a civil litigation practice with primary emphasis on health care law. He has more than 30 years of experience representing staff, administration and boards of health care facilities throughout Alberta in high-exposure professional malpractice actions and other complex disputes, both in the courtroom and through various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Jay also represents major active treatment hospitals at fatality and other inquiries.

Jay leverages his deep experience addressing the root causes of health care litigation to help organizations achieve operational efficiency, manage risk and avoid future conflicts. He serves as a strategic advisor to health care institutions with respect to medical-legal and hospital administration issues, including the following:

•Advice on risk management issues, including the identification and assessment of clinical risks and development of integrated loss prevention and quality improvement strategies
•Clinical policy and practice opinions and immediate advice on day-to-day operational and administrative issues
•Assistance in the development, formulation and review of local and regional policies and procedures
•Representation in meetings, hearings and appeals involving medical staff disputes
•Medical staff issues, including the negotiation and formulation of medical staff bylaws and review of medical staff privileges
•Health governance and management issues
•Coordination of health delivery in various health care settings
•Periodic updating of Administration on emerging legislation and legal issues relevant to hospitals and health authorities
•Proactive advice and education on legislative developments and legal trends


Queen’s Counsel
Litigation Star
Benchmark Canada
2015 - 2019
Medical Negligence Lawyer of the Year in Edmonton
Best Lawyers
Listed Medical Negligence
The Best Lawyers in Canada
2014 - 2019
Listed Personal Injury Litigation
The Best Lawyers in Canada
2006 - 2019
Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Edmonton
Best Lawyers
Medical Negligence Lawyer of the Year in Edmonton
Best Lawyers
Repeatedly Recommended Medical Negligence - Represents Defendants
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
1999 - 2018
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

News + Views + Events

September 2018
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
28 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is proud to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. These lawyers have been recognized in 17 service areas, resulting in a total of 36 rankings.Among the 28 Field Law l...
August 2017
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions a...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Health
  • Hospital / Medical Staff Relations
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
780 423 7634  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 1982
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1986, Alberta


Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North)
Law Society of Alberta
Edmonton Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: The reported cases below belong to Jay and are representative of Jay's experience. Nattrass v. Weber [2007] A.J. No. 1073 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2007; Phillip v. Whitecourt General Hospital [2004] A.J. No. 3 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2004; Yellowbird (Next friend of) v. Lytviak [1998] A.J. No. 372 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1998; Synott v. Royal Inland Hospital [1997] A.J. No. 1288 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1997; Brown (Next friend of) v. University of Alberta Hospital [1996] A.J. No. 238 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 1996

Peer Reviews

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Edmonton, Alberta

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