Patrick Lavoie Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2017 - Ontario


Primary office:  Ottawa



Patrick Lavoie

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.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2017
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2016

    • Community
       2016
      Participant at the 11th International Commercial Mediation Competition organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Dean’s Honour List (University of Ottawa)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2016
      Regional Senior Justice Prize
    • Education
       2016
      University of Ottawa, JD (Cum Laude)
  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
       2015
      Dean’s Honour List (University of Ottawa)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2015
      Social Justice Fellowship, University of Ottawa
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Perley-Roberston, Hill & McDougall LLP Prize, University of Ottawa
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      Personality of the Year Award, University of Moncton (Edmundston)
    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      Professional Training Scholarship, University of Ottawa
    • Education
       2013
      University of Moncton, BA

Memberships

  • Ottawa Young Construction Leaders Steering Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • "Panel 3 – Droit de la construction," Conférence 2019 de l'Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO), June 2019

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