In order to fund his education and other pursuits Pat worked in various roles in the heavy construction industry from 1998 to 2011, eventually becoming a supervisor for a large construction contractor. He has significant experience in heavy construction and infrastructure delivery focusing on water and sewer, road building, and earthworks projects. He has supervised construction crews on many large and small projects throughout Calgary and Southern Alberta.
Pat’s vast experience in the construction industry is an asset to his clients and guides his construction law practice that focuses on: negotiation and litigation of construction-related disputes (including tendering, project delay and claims for extra costs), contract drafting and review, Builders’ Liens, debt collection and regulatory issues arising out of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Safety Codes Act.
Pat’s practical on-site experience creates an understanding of the intricacies of the construction industry that benefits his clients. He strives to provide timely, cost-efficient and practical legal advice.
Pat also maintains an insurance defence practice defending claims against owners, contractors, design professionals and suppliers. Pat also acts for insurers and insureds relating to property loss, professional negligence, personal injury and subrogated claims.
Pat has advocated on behalf of clients in the Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court of Alberta. He is a member of the Calgary Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and the CBA National and Alberta South Construction Law sections.
When not practicing law Pat enjoys spending as much time as possible skiing and cycling with his family.