Patterson Law Welcomes Four New Associates

Patterson Law is pleased to announce that as of today, June 7th, 2024, four Patterson Law Articled Clerks, Brandon Case, Allison Conway, Gabrielle Everest, and Taline Selman have successfully completed their articles and become members of the Nova Scotia Bar. All four lawyers have also chosen to accept Associate Lawyer positions, starting their legal careers with Patterson Law.

“We are thrilled to welcome a talented group of new associates to Patterson Law, including Brandon, Allison, Gabrielle, and Taline,” says Jennifer Hamilton Upham, TEP, co-managing partner of Patterson Law. “Each of these individuals has quickly distinguished themselves with the high quality of their work, embodying the standards of excellence we uphold at Patterson Law. We are pleased they have chosen to continue their professional journeys with us and look forward to their continued contributions to our firm’s success.”

“Each year, we pride ourselves in creating a space where young lawyers can see their future careers developing and thriving; having our former articled clerks decide to work alongside us as lawyers is another feather in our cap,” says Kate Harris, KC, TEP, co-managing partner of Patterson Law.

Patterson Law’s four newest associates will be joining two of the firm’s six office locations within various practice groups:

Brandon Case (Truro) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Criminology & Criminal Justice from St. Thomas University, where his thesis focused on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure and its impact on accused persons and societal views on HIV. Brandon received his Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University in 2023. During law school, he was awarded the prestigious Schulich Scholarship for his academic achievements and community involvement. Additionally, in his undergrad, he competed in competitive moot court competitions, earning recognition as a top orator in several competitions as well as a 2nd place finish out of 120 teams at the 2020 Osgoode Cup Competition. Brandon will be working from the firm’s Truro office, focusing his practice on family law matters.

Allison Conway (Halifax – Hollis St.) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours), majoring in political science, accompanied by a minor in Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she also completed her law degree. She is currently in the process of completing her Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation. Allison will be working from the firm’s Hollis St. office in Halifax, where she will focus her practice on estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and estate administration, and succession planning.

Gabrielle Everest (Truro) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development from the University of Guelph and received her Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law. As a student, Gabrielle volunteered in multiple projects with Pro Bono Dalhousie and was a member of the Dalhousie Black Law Students’ Association and the Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy. Gabrielle will be working from the firm’s Truro-based office, focusing her practice on civil litigation, commercial litigation, labor and employment law, administrative law, and municipal law.

Taline Selman (Halifax – Hollis St.) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (First Class Honours )in Political Science and Law, Justice, & Society from Dalhousie University. She earned her Law degree from the Schulich School of Law. During her time in law school, she participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot on Dalhousie’s Jessup team which ranked first nationally and competed internationally and completed a student clerkship placement at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Taline was the recipient of the Judge Fran Potts Award, awarded to a graduating student who has achieved academic excellence and has shown a commitment to the overall spirit of Dalhousie. She was also a co-chair for two law school societies, the Schulich Law Social Committee, and the Business Law Association of Dalhousie. Taline will be working from the firm’s Hollis St. office in Halifax, where she will focus her practice on corporate and commercial law, banking and financial services, corporate finance and securities, and commercial real estate.

Patterson Law congratulates Brandon, Allison, Gabrielle, and Taline for reaching their goal of becoming practicing lawyers.