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Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 Recognizes Patterson Law

We are proud to announce that 19 lawyers from Patterson Law were included in the 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. This recognition of our outstanding lawyers is based solely on a confidential peer-review process. These awards span 12 practice areas and, of the 19 lawyers who were selected, 10 are recognized in 2 or more practice areas. In addition, two Patterson Law lawyers were named “2021 Lawyer of the Year”.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Congratulations to all those listed, and in particular to first-timers Benjamin Fairbanks, Alan Ferrier, Andrew Kimball and Lloyd Berliner and to “Lawyer of the Year” award winners Clary Beckett and Rob Purdy.

Recognized Lawyers

Listed below are the Patterson Law lawyers recognized in the 2021 edition, the specialties in which they are named, and the first year they were listed in Best Lawyers:

Janice E. Beaton, Q.C. (2018)
Family Law

Clarence A. Beckett QC (2006)
Insurance Law
Legal Malpractice Law
Personal Injury Litigation
*Lawyer of the Year – Legal Malpractice Law, Halifax

Lloyd Berliner (2021)
Family Law

J. Ronald Creighton QC (2010)
Real Estate Law
Trusts and Estates

Benjamin Fairbanks (2021)
Commercial Leasing Law

Alan Ferrier, Q.C. (2021)
Criminal Defence

Jane M. Gourley-Davis (2020)
Real Estate Law

Jennifer Hamilton Upham (2020)
Corporate Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Kate D. Harris, Q.C. (2018)
Corporate Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Dennis J. James, Q.C. (2018)
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Municipal Law

Michael M. Kennedy (2008)
Commercial Leasing Law
Real Estate Law

Karen J. Killawee (2018)
Family Law

R. Andrew Kimball (2021)
Corporate Law

Robert H. Pineo (2019)
Expropriation Law

Robert M. Purdy QC (2006)
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
*Lawyer of the Year – Insurance Law, Halifax”

Paul E. Radford, Q.C. (2018)
Commercial Leasing Law
Corporate Law

Jared B. Schwartz (2019)
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

Catherine S. Walker, QC (2008)
Real Estate Law

George L. White, Q.C. (2018)
Corporate Law
Trusts and Estates

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