Recognized since 2006
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Pat has been a partner with Dunphy Best Blocksom since 1990. She is a skilled senior matrimonial lawyer and her practice emphasizes negotiation, mediation and arbitration resolutions to complex property, support, and custody settlements. Pat’s current practice focuses on mediation, arbitration in the family and estate law. She also advises on and prepares pre-nuptial, cohabitation and post-nuptial agreements. She has been a co-instructor for the Legal Education Society of Alberta on mediation training in the area of family disputes from 1996 to 2017. In 2006, she received the John Haynes Memorial Award from the Alberta Family Mediation Society for excellence in mediation. Pat received her appointment as King's Counsel in 1998. She was inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 2001, which is an international organization dedicated to improving international family law practice throughout the world.
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Family Law, Calgary, Canada (2024)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution, Calgary, Canada (2018)
- Family Law, Calgary, Canada (2016)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution, Calgary, Canada (2014)
- Family Law, Calgary, Canada (2009)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2024 for work in:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Family Law
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