Wendy Whelan



Wendy’s practice focuses on medico-legal litigation, crisis management and sexual assault.

Wendy defends hospitals and their employees in medical negligence claims with a focus on brain injuries and civil sexual assault. Wendy also provides advice to a variety of healthcare organizations on risk management, multi-patient lookbacks and crisis management.

Wendy represents clients at all levels of the Ontario courts, tribunals, arbitrations and coroner's inquests.


  • Acting for HIROC in all areas of medical negligence litigation.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Business Leadership for Women Lawyers, Rotman School of Management

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2020) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Medical Negligence).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition (and since 2018) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Health Care Law; Medical Negligence; Personal Injury Litigation).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2006
  • LLB, Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 2005