Patrick has recently arrived from Newmarket, Ontario, to practice in Pushor Mitchell’s Family Law Group as an Associate Counsel. Patrick hails from the West being born and raised in Penticton, and Calgary. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary. In 1996 he became a lawyer in Prince George, and in 2001 a lawyer in Ontario.
His practice has been restricted to Family Law, and he helps separating families deal with issues of parenting, support, and property and debt division. Although understanding court is sometimes a necessity, he believes most cases can be resolved through negotiation rather than litigation. To that end he is a practitioner of Collaborative Family Law, and an experienced family law negotiator. Patrick also helps people entering into new relationships by preparing prenuptial or marriage contracts.
Patrick has worked as counsel for the Ontario Office of the Children’s Lawyer representing children, and as a staff lawyer for Legal Services of BC. Most recently he was a sole practitioner in Ontario.
When not assisting people with their family law issues, Patrick can be found during the warm months golfing, or camping and fishing. In the winter he curls and plans to take-up skiing again.
- Resolving family law disputes by negotiation or litigation
- Practitioner of Collaborative Family Law
Mr. Gaffney is very professional, knowledgeable, dependable and personable. I appreciated his legal advice and insights which gave me a better perspective in dealing with the whole process. He listened to all my concerns and addressed them accordingly and returned all my phone calls and emails promptly. I am extremely pleased with my settlement and would highly recommend him.
Mr Patrick Gaffney is a respectful, reliable and responsible person. During the time he worked with me, I was quite satisfied with his work and activities. I thank him once again.
Mr Gaffney is a very professional, efficient and forthright man. He says what he will do, then does it. His rates are very reasonable and he is prompt and courteous at returning all calls and correspondence. I absolutely recommend him.
I was very pleased with my final court order. The thing that impressed me the most was just how hard he worked to help me. I know the final court order was the result of a lawyer and a person who really cared to work hard for me. I highly recommend Mr. Gaffney.