Assistant

Biography

Kristen is a civil litigation lawyer whose interests includes public and administrative law, employment disputes, and commercial litigation. She joined Patterson Law as an associate in 2021. Prior, she completed clerkships at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and at the Federal Court of Appeal with the Honourable Justice Wyman W. Webb. Kristen first began with Patterson Law as an articled clerk and summer student.

  • Criminal and civil appeals, including constitutional, administrative, Aboriginal, human rights, employment, commercial, construction, and municipal law
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Free Legal Clinic, Halifax Law Courts (January 2022-present)
  • English Language Tutor, Halifax Central Library (March 2021-present)
  • Criminal Law Clinic, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (2018)
  • Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Law Moot, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (2018)
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (2017-2018)
  • Tutor, Indigenous, Black & Mi’kmaq Initiative, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (2016-2017)
  • Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (2015-2017)
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2019
  • Juris Doctor (Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, 2018)
  • Masters in Public Administration (Dalhousie University, 2013)
  • Masters of Arts in Political Science (University of Toronto, 2011)
  • Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Political Science (St. Francis Xavier University, 2010)