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Donald N. Patten

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Don graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia in 1962. Don gained a degree in law in 1963 also from the University of British Columbia and was called to the Bar in 1964. Don founded Patten Thornton in 1964 and remained a partner with the firm until 2015, when he became associate counsel. Don has practiced in many areas of the law over the years including criminal prosecutions and defense, matrimonial law, personal injury law, and civil litigation. He also acted as counsel for the Ministry of Children and Family Development for 25 years. Don has appeared in all levels of court in the Province. Don now practices as a solicitor and can assist you with wills and estates, estate and wealth management, family trusts, as well as corporate and commercial transactions. 

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Michael J. Thornton*

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Michael began his legal career in England. He qualified as a solicitor and practiced in the West of England from 1979 to 1986. Michael came to Chilliwack, BC. In 1986, he articled to Don Patten and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988. Michael has been a partner since 1991. Michael has practiced in many areas of the law including criminal defense, matrimonial law, and civil litigation. For the past 15 years, his practice has been primarily focused on ICBC/motor vehicle accident and personal injury litigation. Michael has appeared in all levels of court in the Province: the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal. 

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Andrew T. Briscoe*

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Andy was raised in the eastern Fraser Valley and he has numerous ties to the community. He received his undergraduate degree from  Simon Fraser University in 1994 and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1997. He was called to the Bar of the Province of British Columbia in 1998. Andy became a partner in 2002. Andy is primarily a litigator and he appears before both the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court on a regular basis. His practice includes family law and civil litigation. Andy has also acted on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General in several different capacities. 

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David S. MacLachlan

D MacLachlanDavid graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2001 with a degree in Business Administration and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 2007. David articled with Patten Thornton and has been an associate with the firm since 2008. David practices as a solicitor and can assist you with wills and estates, estate planning, residential and commercial land transactions, trusts, as well as corporate and commercial transactions.

 
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Peter J. Thornton*

P ThorntonPeter grew up in the Chilliwack area and graduated from Chilliwack Secondary School in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science, from UBC in 2007. He also attended the Faculty of Law at UBC and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2011. Peter was articled to Andrew Briscoe in 2011-2012 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2012. In 2018, Peter became a partner with the firm. Peter’s practice is mainly civil litigation based, with a particular focus on ICBC/motor vehicle accident and personal injury law. He has appeared in all levels of the courts of British Columbia on a variety of matters and has assisted in successfully defending an application by ICBC to the Supreme Court of Canada to obtain leave to appeal a judgment of the BC Court of Appeal.

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Nicholas S. Cooper

 

Nick was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but was raised in Chilliwack. He obtained his BA (Hons.) in Psychology and English Literature from the University of the Fraser Valley and his LL.B (Hons.) from the University of Birmingham. Nick articled to Michael J. Thornton and has been an Associate with the firm since his call to the Bar in December of 2017. He practices mainly in the areas of Civil Litigation and Family law and welcomes enquiries in these areas.

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