Peter J.E. Cronyn

Peter J.E. Cronyn: Attorney with Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
  • Partner at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP (49 Attorneys)
  • Sun Life Financial Centre Ottawa, 50 O'Connor Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 6L2
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Biography

Peter Cronyn is leader of the Litigation Group at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP. He has been practising advocacy exclusively since 1979 and has appeared at all levels of the Court system.

Throughout his career, he has represented individuals, insurers and corporate clients on a broad range of matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, occupier's liability, property and damage loss, business interruption, fire loss, arson, fraud, and bad faith. In addition, he has extensive experience in the professional liability field, representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases and providing defences for architects, engineers, and members of the dental professions.

Peter also has broad experience in representing clients in commercial disputes, including contract disputes, directors' and officers' liability, breach of fiduciary duty, and securities litigation. He has also represented clients in intellectual property and technology-related disputes and litigation.

Peter was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers as a

in 2009. He was the President of The Advocates' Society in 2008-09, and was also the President of the County of Carleton Law Association in 1994-5.

Peter was selected to be included in the 2008 to 2015 editions of the Best Lawyers in Canada, in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Insurance Law. In 2010, he was selected as the Best Lawyers' 2010 Ottawa Corporate and Commercial Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" and again for the Best Lawyers' 2015 Ottawa Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year". In addition, he was recognized by Benchmark Canada as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in Ontario as well as recognized as one of the leading practitioners in the 2013-2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the areas of Commercial Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation.

Peter has delivered numerous papers at conferences convened by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates' Society, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the University of Ottawa. He is a co-author of the text Personal Injury Actions and author of Product Liability Update: Current and Emerging Trends in the 1998 Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures.

Peter enjoys the intellectual challenge of law, and the opportunity to help people, especially those who need a voice. He finds it most rewarding solving a client's problem as quickly and effectively as possible. Peter is efficient and strategic, but also sympathetic to his clients' needs.

Outside of work, Peter tries to remain active and healthy. In summer, that involves golf, horseback-riding, tennis, and kayaking, while in winter he skis, skates, and snow-shoes. He has also travelled extensively—including Europe, the United States and the Caribbean—and loves exploring new places. Peter's family is his number one priority in life, but he is also passionate about sports, film, art, food, and wine. Fellow: in 2009. He was the President of The Advocates' Society in 2008-09, and was also the President of the County of Carleton Law Association in 1994-5.

Peter was selected to be included in the 2008 to 2014 editions of the Best Lawyers in Canada, in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Insurance Law. In 2010, he was selected by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in Corporate and Commercial Litigation. In addition, he was recognized by Benchmark Canada as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in Ontario as well as recognized as one of the leading practitioners in the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the areas of Commercial Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation.

Peter has delivered numerous papers at conferences convened by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates' Society, the County of Carleton Law Association, and the University of Ottawa. He is a co-author of the text Personal Injury Actions and author of Product Liability Update: Current and Emerging Trends in the 1998 Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures.

Peter enjoys the intellectual challenge of law, and the opportunity to help people, especially those who need a voice. He finds it most rewarding solving a client's problem as quickly and effectively as possible. Peter is efficient and strategic, but also sympathetic to his clients' needs.

Outside of work, Peter tries to remain active and healthy. In summer, that involves golf, horseback-riding, tennis, and kayaking, while in winter he skis, skates, and snow-shoes. He has also travelled extensively—including Europe, the United States and the Caribbean—and loves exploring new places. Peter's family is his number one priority in life, but he is also passionate about sports, film, art, food, and wine.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Licensing and Enforcement
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
613 231 8213  Phone
613 788 3659  Fax
www.nelligan.ca/e/petercronyn.cfm
University Attended:
University of Western Ontario, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Ottawa, LL.B., 1977
Year of First admission:
1979
Admission:
1979, Ontario
Languages:
English, French
ISLN:
908108556
Payment Information:
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  • Fixed Fees Available
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      3.6/5.0 by a Partner on 06/01/12 in Corporate Commercial Law on 06/01/12

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      Sun Life Financial Centre Ottawa , 50 O'Connor Street, Suite 300
      Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
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