Patricia joined Parlee McLaws as an associate in the spring of 2017 and carries on a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on insurance defence and employment law. She has represented clients before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal, as well as before administrative tribunals.

Although disputes and disagreements occur in business relationships, within organizations, and between individuals, Patricia’s primary goal is to help clients obtain an efficient and cost effective resolution which limits the disruption to a client’s underlying business or personal circumstances. This includes early assessment of the potential risks and costs associated with pursuing litigation or arbitration and advising of various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. When litigation or arbitration is required, Patricia has the necessary tactical and procedural experience to support clients in securing their desired objectives.

Whether acting on very small or large matters, Patricia’s main focus is on ensuring that she provides the highest levels of service to her clients.

Professional Activities

  • Vice-Chair, Labour & Employment Law (South), Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • ME v Alberta (Minister of Human Services), 2015 ABQB 251
  • Jackson v Jackson 3 Farms Ltd, 2015 ABQB 46
  • Thiessen v Corbiell, 2019 ABCA 56


  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta