Peter N. Browne, Q.C.
Peter is a partner with Curtis Dawe. He completed his B.A. (Hons) at St. Francis Xavier University and was called to the Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador in 1985. Peter was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008.
Peter offers a broad range of legal services but focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, particularly in the areas of medical malpractice defence, administrative/human rights issues and commercial litigation. He has represented his clients’ interests before all levels of Courts throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and has participated in administrative tribunals in the areas of professional discipline/liability and employment.
Areas of Practice:
Awards and Recognition:
- Selected by Best Lawyer “Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year” 2012
- Peer-selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice areas of health care law and personal injury litigation for the years 2014 to 2020.
- Best Lawyers’ St. John’s “Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year” 2014
- Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at its fall 2018 meeting in New Orleans. The American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America, is an invitation only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada.
Outside the Firm:
A passionate advocate for informed decision-making and the protection of legal rights in health care, Peter has served as an expert presenter at numerous seminars and lectures in the area of health law.
Peter has served the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information as an active member of the practice advisory group. A member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, Peter was the provincial Branch President for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) in 2001-02. He has since provided assistance to the CBA as a member and Chair of the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Committee. In this capacity, Peter appeared before the fourth quadrennial Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission to present the CBA’s views on process issues.
An avid athlete, Peter has frequently represented Newfoundland and Labrador on numerous occasions since 1980 in track and field, and road racing competitions at the provincial, Atlantic, and national levels. He is a current member and Vice-President of Athletics Northeast, the provinces’ largest running club.