Patricia Harper

Patricia Harper

Partner

Tel:

(416) 367-7696

Fax:

(416) 367-2791

Email:

pharper@keelcottrelle.ca


“I pride myself on being a strong and compassionate advocate. Each case is different and each client is unique - I assist my clients by tailoring my approach to the issues they face in a manner that addresses their particular needs and goals.”

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate / Commercial Litigation / Class Actions
  • Employment Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Insurance Law

Experience

Prior to attending law school, I enjoyed a five year career as a teacher at a private high school in Toronto, where I taught senior level humanities and social science courses.

I have a broad civil litigation and administrative law practice, serving both private and public sector clients. I act for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of litigation matters and have represented clients before various levels of the Superior Court of Justice. I have appeared before numerous administrative bodies including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Financial Services Tribunal. In addition, I frequently act as prosecution counsel in the professional regulatory context.

Publications, News & Media:

  • Instructor, University of Guelph and Ontario Association of School Business Officials, Certificate in Pupil Transportation Management Program: Contract Management Course 
  • Contributing author to An Educator’s Guide to the Health and Safety of Students, eds. Robert G. Keel and Nadya Tymochenko, Canada Law Book, 2010.
  • Presenter, First Nations Employment Law Session

Education

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2009

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa

  • Master of Education, OISE/University of Toronto

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto

Professional Membership

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation