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Robert Sheahan is a partner at Gowling WLG practising in health law and solicitors’ negligence. He acts as General Counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), assisting physicians in the context of professional discipline matters and professional negligence. He also currently serves as Head of the Advocacy Department in the firm’s Ottawa office, and until recently managed solicitors’ negligence claims and errors & omissions matters in Ottawa. Robert is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in health law and has consistently been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert as a leader in the fields of health care law and medical negligence, including being distinguished as Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law for Ottawa.


Ontario Bar, 2002.

Professional Memberships

He is currently an Honorary Member of the Executive of the National Health Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He has been an active member of the Executive since 2009 and served as Section Chair in 2011-2012. International Bar Association, The Advocates Society and the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA).