Patrick Copeland

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2012

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Education

Patrick is a dedicated litigator who has been repeatedly recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation. He is a vigorous advocate who is driven to deliver exceptional results. Patrick provides practical, creative and business-oriented solutions to complex disputes.

Patrick has significant experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, class actions, employment and labour matters, and intellectual property law. He has acted as counsel in trials, applications, appeals, arbitrations, and various types of motions, including for urgent injunctive relief. Patrick also has particular expertise in professional discipline proceedings having previously acted as Discipline Counsel for the Law Society of Ontario.

Patrick has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, and has appeared at every level of court in Ontario as well as every level of the Federal Court, in addition to various administrative boards and tribunals.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Representative Matters

Represented Muslim Green Cemeteries Corporation in a number of applications (and resulting appeals) involving Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corporation, which concerned the formation, interpretation and enforcement of a contract relating to the development and management of a non-profit cemetery.

Represented the Township of King in successfully bringing an application for an interlocutory injunction in the Superior Court of Justice to restrain a landowner from contravening a bylaw and to enforce compliance with a stop work order.

Selected Speaking Engagements

"The Business of Transport Undertakings: Issues for Corporate Lawyers," CTLA Conference, September 2016.


  • JD (with Distinction), University of Western Ontario, 2011
  • MA (History), University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • BA (Hons.), McMaster University, 2007