Patricia C. Lane - Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Patricia C. Lane

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Managing Partner

  • Admitted to the Bar, 1984, Manitoba;  1992, Ontario.


  • University of Saskatchewan.
  • University of Alberta (B.A., 1979; LL.B., 1982).
  • Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Law training.


  • MBA Isabel Ross (MacLean) Hunt Award (2013).
  • Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women Leaders in the Legal Profession (2013).
  • University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award (2012).
  • Canadian Bar Association SOGIC Ally Award (2010).
  • Manitoba Bar Association and Pro Bono Public Interest Project Certificate of Recognition (2005).
  • Manitoba Bar Association Equality Award (2005).
  • Governor General’s Silver Jubilee Medal (2002).


  • Taylor McCaffrey Management Committee (2010-present).
  • Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers Forum, Past Chair and Member of Executive Committee (2006-2013).
  • National Conference of Women Bar Associations (U.S.), Canadian representative on Board (2011-2013).
  • American Bar Association, Commission on Women in the Profession, Canadian liaison (2009-2011).
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Women Lawyers’ Forum, Past Chair and Member of Executive Committee (2006-present).
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Past Chair and Member of Executive Committee (2005-2007).
  • The Non-Defensive Voice Inc., Co-Chair (2010-present).
  • The Non-Defensive Voice International, an Oregon corporation; co-Vice-President (2010-present).
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba, Past Chair and Member of Executive Committee (2004-2010).
  • Mental Health Review Board, Panelist Chair (2004-2013).
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, Shared Ministry Team (2011-present), Youth Advisor (1988-2010), Past President and Member of Board (2002-2006).
  • Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, Chair of Legal and Marketing Committees (2000-2002).
  • Women’s Employment Counseling Service Inc. and Immigrant Women’s Employment Counseling Service Inc., Board (1996-1999).
  • Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba: Instructor of Clinical Family Law Course (2002-2010), Instructor of Advanced Family Law Course (2000-2002), Seminar leader for Advocacy Course (1994-2000).
  • Law Society of Manitoba and Manitoba Bar Association: Presenter on various family law and human rights topics.
  • Canadian Bar Association National Conference, Presenter on “Law Firm Management: Practicing Inclusive Leadership”; Moderator of “The Use of Gender Inclusive Language” panel (2013).
  • Career Women Interaction, FCI-CWI, Women in Leadership conference; Moderator of half day program; Presenter on topic of “Creating Change” (April, 2013).


  • Canadian Bar Association.
  • Manitoba Bar Association.
  • Collaborative Practice Manitoba.
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
  • The Associates Asper School of Business.
  • Legal Education Action Fund.

Additional Information

Areas of Practice — Family Law

Office Location

400 St. Mary Avenue, Ninth Floor
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4K5

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Winnipeg Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Winnipeg Metro Area
Patricia C. Lane has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Patricia C. Lane has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Family Law