Patrick Lavoie is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office, practising in the firm’s Advocacy Department. Patrick both summered and articled at Gowling WLG.
Fluently bilingual, Patrick practises law in both English and French. Patrick’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and civil litigation. He represents both individuals and corporations, with an emphasis on construction matters and commercial disputes. Patrick has appeared before the Ontario Small Claims Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He also provides pre-litigation advice and strategy to protect client rights and remedies.
Before joining Gowling WLG, Patrick completed the PCLF (French common law program) program at the University of Ottawa. During his studies, he served as a research and teacher’s assistant, a student ambassador for the Faculty of Law, and a member of the Executive Committee for Canadian Lawyers Abroad. While in law school, Patrick was also president of the RÉCLEF, and was part of a team who participated in the 11 International Commercial Mediation Competition and finished seventh out of 66 teams from 33 countries.
Prior to law school, Patrick earned a bachelor of arts in multidisciplinary studies from the University of Moncton. During his undergraduate degree there, he sat on several boards and students' associations.
Patrick is a dedicated volunteer and is chair of the Ottawa Young Construction Leaders. He has also participated in many fundraising bike rides such as Ottawa MS Bike Ride, the Beau’s Oktoberfest Ride and the CN Cycle for CHEO.
In March 2019, Patrick walked more than 134 km through the largest subtropical desert in the world (the Saharan Desert) to raise funds for the Cancer Research Society. Patrick also runs and plays golf and hockey in his spare time.
In June 2019, Patrick participated in the Construction Law Panel at the annual conference of l'Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.