Gordon A. McKinnon

Gordon A. McKinnon
Gordon McKinnon practises civil litigation and administrative law. His litigation experience is in the areas of insurance law, personal injury litigation and commercial litigation.

Gordon A. McKinnon

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Gordon McKinnon practises civil litigation and administrative law. His litigation experience is in the areas of insurance law, personal injury litigation and commercial litigation. His administrative law practice is related to workers’ compensation and professional discipline. Mr. McKinnon acts as external counsel and litigation counsel to a number of Provincial Crown agencies and departments.


Education:

LL.B., Manitoba Law School, 1978
LL.D. (Honorary), University of Winnipeg, 1997

Call to the Bar:

Manitoba, 1979
Northwest Territories, 2008

Representative Matters :

Litigation counsel to Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance who provide no-fault insurance benefits to Manitobans injured at work or in motor-vehicle accidents.

Acts as General Counsel to Red River Valley Mutual Insurance Company, the third largest property and casualty insurer in Manitoba.

Acts as counsel to the Discipline Committee of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.

Acts as litigation counsel to several government agencies and departments.

Acted as counsel to the Department of Family Services and Labour in connection with a major public inquiry.

Achievements:

Elected Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006

Law Society Prize for 4th overall standing in graduating class (1978)

Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law

Repeatedly selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada for Insurance Law, Administrative and Public Law, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Selected as Best Lawyers Winnipeg Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in 2014

Repeatedly recognized by Lexpert as a Leading Lawyer in both Commercial Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury

Other Speaking Engagements:

Lecturer, Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals, 2007 - present

Panellist, Pitblado Lectures, Appellate Advocacy, 2006

Author, Bar Admission Course materials on Administrative Law 1994 to 2010

Lecturer, Bar Admission Course - Administration Advocacy, 1994- 2002
Guest Lecturer, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, 1999

Guest Lecturer, Disability & Impairment, 1998

Panellist, Pitblado Lecturers, Civil Litigation, 1992

Lecturer and panellist at seminars sponsored by the Law Society of Manitoba on topics of Civil Litigation and Administrative Law

Community Involvements:

Chairman, Legal Aid Society of Manitoba, 2004-2005

Chairman, Professional Division, United Way of Winnipeg, 1996

Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Winnipeg, 1988-1990

Member, Board of Regents at the University of Winnipeg, 1982-1994

School Trustee, St. James-Assiniboia School Division, 1974-1980


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