Jay Guthrie
Jay Guthrie
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Jay Guthrie, KC 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
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Health Law Section (North)
Law Society of Alberta
Edmonton Bar Association
Listed Health Care Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2022 - 2024
Listed Medical Negligence
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2014 - 2024
Listed Personal Injury Litigation
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2006 - 2024
"Litigation Star"
Benchmark Canada
2015 - 2024
Health Law "Lawyer of the Year" - Edmonton
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
"Repeatedly Recommended"  Medical Negligence - Represents Defendants
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
1999 - 2023
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
2017 - 2021
Medical Negligence "Lawyer of the Year" - Edmonton
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2015, 2019, 2021
Personal Injury Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" - Edmonton
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
Queen's Counsel
University of Alberta, 1985, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 1982, Bachelor of Commerce

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