Arthur J. Wechsler
- Bodily & Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Class Actions
- Insurance & Professional Liability
Year of call to the bar1990
Arthur has spent his entire legal career, of almost 30 years, at Kugler Kandestin. He became a partner in 1998 and was appointed Managing Partner in 2012. He maintains his full litigation practice while overseeing the firm’s Management Committee.
Arthur’s fields of concentration include Bodily and Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Class Actions. Arthur is one of the attorneys at Kugler Kandestin who most often handles cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that the firm’s remuneration for services rendered will only be earned upon obtaining compensation for the client. He has represented a countless number of severely injured and compromised clients as well as companies in litigation matters before the Québec Superior Court and Québec Court of Appeal. He has been lead counsel in many significant judgments and settlements in the Province of Québec.
Having been retained as counsel by Québec residents who have sustained serious injuries in other countries, Arthur has worked with attorneys around the world in advancing personal injury cases in other jurisdictions.
Arthur is fluently bilingual, is a lecturer at the McGill Faculty of Law, where he teaches Personal Injury Law, and gives seminars in the fields of Bodily and Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice.
Arthur is married and is the proud father of girl/boy twins.
- McGill University, National Law Program, B.C.L., LL.B., 1989
- Arthur has been and remains actively involved in educational, community and philanthropic endeavors, as well as various charitable organizations and institutions.
- Presently, Arthur is on the Board and the Executive of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, he is a member of the McGill Faculty of Law Innovation in Teaching and Learning Advisory Group and is a Board Member of the House of Israel Synagogue.
- Arthur is recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
- Arthur has been consistently recognized in the list of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” in the field of Bodily and Personal Injury. Since 2014, he has been recognized as a leading Personal and Bodily Injury lawyer in the Province of Québec.
- The Bar of Québec
- The Canadian Bar Association
- American Association for Justice