Patrick graduated the University of Alberta Law School in 2011. While in school he gained experience defending adults charged with minor crimes through his work with Student Legal Services. He also gained experience defending youth charges at the Youth Criminal Defence Office. Since being called to the bar in 2012, Patrick has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta as well as administrative tribunals. He has successfully defended individuals accused of a broad range of crimes including physical and sexual assaults, drug trafficking, fraud and automobile-related offences. Patrick also has experience defending regulatory offences under statutes including the Wildlife Act, National Parks Act and the Public Health Act offences.