Patrick Lavoie is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, practising in the firm’s Advocacy Department.
Fluently bilingual, Patrick works in English and French. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and civil litigation. He represents individuals and corporations, with an emphasis on construction matters and commercial disputes. Patrick provides pre-litigation advice and strategy to protect client rights and remedies. He has appeared before the Ontario Small Claims Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He also represents clients at arbitration hearings and mediations.
Patrick is the former chair and currently a member of the steering committee of the Ottawa Young Construction Leaders (OYCL), a youth-focused networking group within the Ottawa Construction Association. He is also a frequent speaker on various topics related to the construction sector, including, in particular, the modernization of the new Construction Act in Ontario.
Before joining Gowling WLG, Patrick completed the PCLF (French common law program) at the University of Ottawa. During his studies, he was president of Le Regroupement étudiant de common law en français (RÉCLEF), which represents the interests of francophone students at the law school.
Patrick is a dedicated volunteer. He is an active participant in fundraising bike rides such as the Ottawa MS Bike Ride, the Beau’s Oktoberfest Ride, and the CN Cycle for CHEO. In March 2019, he walked more than 134 km through the Sahara Desert to raise funds for the Cancer Research Society.
Patrick runs and plays golf and hockey in his spare time. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.