Team Member Profile
Patricia is an associate with Bow River Law and practices in the areas of employment law, human rights, labour law, and civil litigation. Patricia has successfully represented both employees and employers with claims in relation to wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, harassment, discrimination, requests for accommodation, and workplace investigations. Patricia also has extensive experience drafting workplace policies and employment agreements including confidentiality agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions.
In addition, Patricia has experience representing clients in the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal as well as the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Canada Industrial Relations Board, Federal Court of Canada, and the Tax Court of Canada. Patricia is well versed in the procedures of civil litigation she also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolutions such as settlement meetings, judicial dispute resolutions, and mediations. Patricia’s primary goal is to help clients obtain an efficient and cost-effective resolution which limits the disruption to her client’s life or business.
Patricia was born in El Salvador and has been living in Calgary, Alberta since the summer of 1988. She is fluent in Spanish and can converse in French. Prior to attending the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary she worked as an employment counselor for a not-for-profit organization in Calgary where she assisted individuals with their job search efforts. During Law School, Patricia worked for the Alberta Utilities Commission and was a summer law student for the Department of Justice. Patricia articled at a boutique firm in Calgary and then worked in the employment and immigration group of a mid-size firm in Edmonton. Prior to joining Bow River Law, Patricia was a senior associate with a regional law firm in Calgary where she practiced primarily in employment law and insurance defence.
During non-work hours you will find Patricia spending time with her family and friends. You will also find her running and biking around Calgary’s path system.
- Alberta, 2011
- Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B), University of Calgary, 2010
- Bachelor of Arts (English with a French Minor), University of Calgary, 2007
- Université Françoise Rabelais, Tours, France (French Language and Literature), 2006
Professional Associations, Affiliations and Community Activities:
- Current Chair, Labour & Employment Section (Alberta South), Canadian Bar Association
- Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project
- Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Alberta