Douglas A.S. Paterson, Q.C.
Except for 3 years at Robson Hall Law School (University of Manitoba) and 1 year in University of Calgary, Doug has been in Brandon since 1948.
One of 3 active boys (Jack, an RCMP Staff Sargent and Brian, a School Principal of Brandon School Division), scholastics and sports were Doug's main interests; mostly hockey, baseball and football then. Now it’s hockey, cross country skiing, biking, boating and hiking.
Sandi and Doug married in 1970, so camping and gardening became big, but then Scot was born in 1983 so he became the centre of it all.
Professionally, Doug has a B.A. (1969 Brandon University) and a LL. B (1972 University of Manitoba). Doug was appointed counsel to Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) from 1973 which came to an end in 1977 when Doug entered in to private practice. Doug has always liked a variety of law, including estates, companies and land transfers, but most files seem to relate to civil litigation. Doug was appointed Queen’s Counsel ("Q.C.") in 1984.
Doug and a friend re-developed the old Greyhound Bus Depot in 1984 as a home for his legal practice and the location has served the firm very well since.
While leaving much volunteer activity unmentioned, Doug's main volunteer work has been with Canadian Mental Health Brandon (President), Kinsmen Club, Terminal Credit Union, kids ball and hockey coach, Brandon University Investment Committee (Pension), Legal Aid Manitoba (Director), Big Brothers Brandon (President), Art Gallery of Western Manitoba (Director), Brandon Chamber of Commerce (President), Brandon School Division (8 years – 2 as chair) and City of Brandon (12 years – 1 as Deputy Mayor).
As a civil litigator, Doug has appeared in all courts he can appear in, except The Tax Court of Canada.
Areas of Practice
• Administrative • Litigation
• Commercial • Municipal
• Corporate • Property and Development
• Criminal • Real Estate
• Insurance • Trusts and Fiduciary Obligations
• Labour and Employment • Wills and Estates