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Best Lawyers Recognizes Patterson Law


Patterson Law is pleased to announce that 17 of our lawyers have been included on the 2020 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 17 lawyers who were selected, 9 are recognized in 2 or more practice areas. In addition, four Patterson Law lawyers were named “2020 Lawyer of the Year” for Halifax.

One of Canada's most trusted peer-review publications, Best Lawyers has been providing comprehensive coverage of top legal talents in Canada and around the world for over 30 years. Selections are determined after rigorous evaluation of peer feedback gathered through an extensive survey process.

Congratulations to everyone listed, and in particular to first-timers Jane Gourley-Davis, Jennifer Hamilton-Upham and Daniel Walker, and to “Lawyer of the Year” award winners Clary Beckett, Rob Purdy, Paul Radford and Cathy Walker.

Listed below are the Patterson Law lawyers recognized in the 2020 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 – Insurance Law Halifax

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

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

Jennifer Hamilton Upham (2020)
Corporate Law

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

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

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

Karen J. Killawee (2018)
Family Law

Stanley W. MacDonald, Q.C. (2012)
Criminal Defence
Personal Injury Litigation

Robert H. Pineo (2019)
Expropriation Law

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

Paul E. Radford, Q.C. (2018)
Commercial Leasing Law
Corporate Law
*Lawyer of the Year - Commercial Leasing Law Halifax

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

Catherine S. Walker, QC (2008)
Real Estate Law
*Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate Law Halifax

Daniel S. Walker (2020)
Family Law

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

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