J. Scott Maidment
McMillan LLP
Tel: 416.865.7911
E-mail: scott.maidment@mcmillan.ca 

Practice
Scott is an experienced advocate with more than 20 years of practice before trial and appellate courts and arbitration tribunals throughout Canada. Scott has successfully represented clients in proceedings involving product liability, breach of contract, competition, defamation, intellectual property and insurance. His practice is focused on complex litigation, with an emphasis on product liability litigation and class action defence. Scott is Co-Chair of the firm's National Class Action Practice and Co-Chair of the firm's Product Liability Group.

An experienced trial lawyer, Scott has achieved international recognition for his skill and expertise in product liability litigation and class action defence, particularly in the life sciences sector. Reviewers have described Scott as a "quite brilliant strategist" who "stands out" for his class action work. Scott is recognized by Lexpert® as a Leading Lawyer in Product Liability Litigation. The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2013 lists Scott as a leading Product Liability practitioner. BestLawyers' Guide to the Legal Profession in Canada lists Scott as one of Canada's Best Lawyers in this field, and Euromoney recognized Scott's expertise in its Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers. Scott's expertise was also recognized by PLC Which Lawyer?, in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Product Liability Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Scott was named one of the world's top 25 product liability lawyers in Legal Media Group's The Best of the Best, 2010, and The Best of the Best, 2012.

Scott has served as an Adjunct Professor of trial practice at Osgoode Hall Law School, one of Canada's leading law schools. He has also been a Team Leader and Instructor at Osgoode's Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop and has taught trial advocacy for the Attorney General of Canada, the Ontario Centre for Advocacy Training, and the Law Society of Newfoundland. Scott speaks and writes regularly on topics related to trial advocacy and product liability. He is also a co-author of Product Liability: Canadian Law and Practice, the comprehensive looseleaf service on product liability litigation published by Canada Law Book.

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