Patricia has studied at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, Osgoode Hall Law School. She graduated with a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (first year law school was studied at Queen’s University) and she earned an Honours Joint Specialist Degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Toronto. Since her call to the Ontario Bar in 2004 Patricia has practiced exclusively in the area of family law representing clients province-wide in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and in numerous lawyer assisted mediation-arbitrations.
Patricia is a member of the Peel Law Association, the International Professional Women’s Association, she is recognized by “Marquis Who’s Who” as a notable professional and most recently as a professional woman of notoriety because of her contribution to the legal community and to professional women. In addition, she has won awards for professional excellence and her contribution to family law in general for the past four years. Together with running a busy practice, Patricia has lectured at the Ontario Bar Association on the complex legal issue of paternity and child support in short/non-existent parental relationships, she is a regular guest on a weekly radio talk show that discusses a number of relevant topics including the merits and pitfalls of alternative dispute resolution and managing difficult parties and lawyers, “Straight Talk Family Law Radio”, she also lectures high school and college students in career studies and over the past nine years has actively mentored college and university students as they pursue a career in the legal field.
Authored papers include:
- The Use of Forensics and DNA in Building and Dismantling Court Cases
- The Future Use of DNA Forensics in the Courtroom
- A personal research project includes investigating and writing an independent medicolegal paper creating a diagnostic and treatment model on the evelopment and treatment of PTSD in child victims of severe parental alienation - In a more academic stream, various papers Patricia has explored and written on the
impact to international security, economies of scale, and the possibility of civil insurrection stemming from geo-political/global unrest and the interwoven relationship between unlikely partners in geo-political struggles. This focus on international relations is a personal interest she focuses on when taking a break from the law