Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 recognizes Patterson Law

Patterson Law is proud to announce that four of its lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2022 Edition. Additionally, this year’s guide names 18 lawyers in the firm earning a total of 35 rankings across 13 practice areas. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based solely upon peer evaluation. 

Lawyers of the Year

“Lawyer of the Year” awards are given to lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.  Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Special congratulations to the following Patterson Law “Lawyers of the Year” for 2022:

Janice E. Beaton, QC, Family Law, Halifax

Kate D. Harris, QC, TEP, Corporate Law, Halifax

Jennifer Hamilton Upham, TEP Corporate Law, Truro

Paul E. Radford, QC, Commercial Leasing Law, Halifax

Recognized Lawyers

Congratulations to the following lawyers recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada:

Janice E. Beaton, Q.C.
Family Law (“Lawyer of the Year”, Halifax)

J. Ronald Creighton QC
Real Estate Law
Trusts and Estates

Alan Ferrier, Q.C.
Criminal Defence

Richard S. Goodman, Q.C.
Real Estate Law

Jane M. Gourley-Davis
Real Estate Law

Jennifer Hamilton Upham, TEP
Corporate Law (“Lawyer of the Year”, Truro)
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Kate D. Harris, Q.C.
Corporate Law (“Lawyer of the Year”, Halifax)
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Dennis J. James, Q.C.
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Labour and Employment Law
Municipal Law

Stephen A. Johnston
Corporate Law

Michael M. Kennedy
Commercial Leasing Law
Real Estate Law

Karen J. Killawee
Family Law

R. Andrew Kimball
Corporate Law

Robert H. Pineo
Expropriation Law

Robert M. Purdy QC
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation

Paul E. Radford, Q.C.
Commercial Leasing Law (“Lawyer of the Year”, Halifax)
Corporate Law
Trusts and Estates

Jared B. Schwartz
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

C. Jennifer Talbot
Corporate Law

George L. White, Q.C. , TEP
Corporate Law
Trusts and Estates

About Best Lawyers

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