Patrick A. Thompson 

Patrick A. Thompson

Ottawa
World Exchange Plaza, Suite 2000
45 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4

t: 613.691.6102
e: patrick.thompson@mcmillan.ca

overview

Patrick joined the firm in 2005. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. The focus of his practice is Construction Litigation with an emphasis on complex multifaceted  and high profile claims which requires a significant level of expertise and competent management skills.  Patrick regularly acts for local, national and international owners and developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, designers and planners.

His experience includes dealing with all manner of construction disputes including lien claims, extras, delay claims and acceleration, negligence, and breach of trust claims. In the area of public-private partnerships (P3s) and engineering-procurement-construction contracts (PSIs), he has helped stakeholders successfully resolve disputes over construction delays, increase costs due to changes in site condition and changes in design.

Patrick has appeared at various levels of courts and arbitral tribunals in many Canadian provinces and practices in both official languages.

Representative Matters

Patrick has acted on the following types of transactions:

  • Construction Delay Claims
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dispute resolution in ongoing Construction contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Debt Collection
  • Employee termination
  • Real Estate and Real Property Disputes

Presentations

Publications

How to Prepare for the Post-COVID-19 World of Construction
Certainty is on the Menu: Considerations for Lower Risk Service Contracts
The Ontario Court of Appeal Wades in on Law of Tenders
Contractual dispute resolution – Court confirms you can talk freely

News

McMillan LLP Promotions to Equity Partner and Partner

Education

  • University of Ottawa, LLB (Common law français) - 2004
  • University of Ottawa, BA (Hons.) major in communication and minor in management and public policy - 2001

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2005

Practices

litigation
construction litigation
construction
product liability
defamation and libel
mediation
commercial real estate
employment law

Industries

construction
insurance

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO)
  • The County of Carleton Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Ottawa United Way

Media Mentions

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Patrick joined the firm in 2005. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. The focus of his practice is Construction Litigation with an emphasis on complex multifaceted  and high profile claims which requires a significant level of expertise and competent management skills.  Patrick regularly acts for local, national and international owners and developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, designers and planners.

His experience includes dealing with all manner of construction disputes including lien claims, extras, delay claims and acceleration, negligence, and breach of trust claims. In the area of public-private partnerships (P3s) and engineering-procurement-construction contracts (PSIs), he has helped stakeholders successfully resolve disputes over construction delays, increase costs due to changes in site condition and changes in design.

Patrick has appeared at various levels of courts and arbitral tribunals in many Canadian provinces and practices in both official languages.

Patrick has acted on the following types of transactions:

  • Construction Delay Claims
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dispute resolution in ongoing Construction contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Debt Collection
  • Employee termination
  • Real Estate and Real Property Disputes