Paula Trattner

Paula Trattner

Partner, Litigation

Key Contact: Health

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6495



Bar Admission

Ontario, 1999


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M. (Health Law)
  • York University, B.Ed.
  • York University, B.A. (Hons.) (summa cum laude)



Paula began her career as both a civil and criminal litigator and became increasingly focused in the field of health law beyond the traditional advocacy sphere. She has represented doctors in medical malpractice and provided advice to physicians and other health care clients in a wide range of areas including risk management, privacy and professional practice reviews. As a member of the Litigation / Health Industry Group, Paula continues to focus on these issues for hospitals and other health care clients, in both the public and private sector. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario as well as numerous administrative and statutory tribunals, including the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Hospital Board hearings, Medical Advisory Committee meetings and a variety of committees at Ontario’s regulated health professionals colleges. Paula is certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Health Law. Paula completed her LL.M. (Health Law) in 2014.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Healthcare: Contentious
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Health Care Law

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Canadian College of Health Leaders (Corporate Member)

  • Public commentary by physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic: Risks and considerations, February 8, 2021
  • Professional Staff Credentialing, Webcast 9:  Refusing Appointments or Re-appointments and Suspending, Restricting or Revoking Privileges, Governance Centre of Excellence, Ontario Hospital Association, Faculty, Credentialing Toolkit Online Module Series, Taped November 14, 2012.
  • Conducting a Discipline Hearing:  Balancing Fairness and Efficiency:  Being Less Formal But Every Bit as Fair, Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario, October 1, 2012.
  • Mock Hearing Presentation, Credentialing Conference for Health Care Providers and Trustees, Governance Centre of Excellence, Ontario Hospital Association, March 26, 2012.
  • Author/Contributor, Medico-Legal Issues (Chapter 18), Disaster Preparedness for Health Care Facilities, Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness.
  • Hospitals and their Medical Staff: A Changing Relationship?, Emerging Issues in Health Law, Law Society of Upper Canada, December 2, 2010.
  • Bill 68 – Overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act Amendments Regarding Workplace Violence and Harassment, Annual Meeting, Physician Health Program, June 16, 2010.
  • Orientation to Training and Practice in Canada, Centre for Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (Faculty).
  • Train the Treater Education Day, Physician Health Program, October 2008 (Speaker).
  • Federation of State Physician Health Programs, San Francisco, May 2007 (Speaker).