Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2019 Recognizes Patterson Law

Patterson Law is pleased to announce that it has once again garnered top rankings in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, with 15 lawyers across 12 practice areas being distinguished as leaders in their respective fields.

Special congratulations go to Clarence Beckett, who has been named the Best Lawyers™ 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in Truro; Kate Harris, who has been named the Best Lawyers™ 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law in Halifax; and Stanley MacDonald, who has been named the Best Lawyers™ 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defence in Halifax.

Congratulations to the following lawyers who have been recognized in the 2019 edition of
Best Lawyers:


Practice Area

Janice E. Beaton, Q.C.

Family Law

Clarence A. Beckett Q.C.

Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation

J. Ronald Creighton Q.C.

Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates

Kate D. Harris, Q.C.

Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Dennis J. James, Q.C.

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Michael M. Kennedy

Commercial Leasing Law, Real Estate Law

Karen J. Killawee

Family Law

Stanley W. MacDonald, Q.C.

Criminal Defence, Personal Injurty  Litigation

Alan C. MacLean

Trusts and Estates

Robert H. Pineo

Expropriation Law

Robert M. Purdy Q.C.

Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation

Paul E. Radford, Q.C.

Commercial Leasing Law,  Corporate Law

Jared B. Schwartz

Corporate Law

Catherine S. Walker, Q.C.

Real Estate Law

George L. White, Q.C.

Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal community, has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  The recognized lawyers are selected after a rigorous and extensive evaluation process.  Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in the Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour.

Congratulations to all lawyers recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 peer-review process.  A full listing can be found HERE.