Patrick obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from St. Patrick’s College, Ottawa, in 1956 and was the recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for the highest academic standing in his graduating class.
He worked for the federal Department of Finance, in the field of insurance, from 1953 until 1956. Patrick completed his LL.B. at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 1961, again graduating with distinction and was awarded the gold medal for his achievements in law school.
Patrick completed Articles with the firm of Quain & Quain in Ottawa, and the Bar Admission Course at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He received his Call to the Bar in 1963 and remained with Quain& Quain until 1965. From 1965 to 1969, Patrick was a member of the legal staff at T. Eaton Company Ltd. In 1969, Patrick moved with his family to the Sutton area and purchased the law practice that continues today.
For forty years, Patrick has served the legal needs of his community as a respected member and is a respected member of the Ontario Bar. He has also been a Small Claims Court Judge for 32 years,
having been appointed in 1977.
Patrick is a proud member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, and the York Region Law Association. He served on the board of directors for Southlake Regional Health Centre (formerly York County Hospital) from 1977 until 1990 and has been an active member of the Kinsmen Club and K-40 for many years.
One of the many highlights of Patrick’s career was when his daughter, Carolyn Crate, joined the firm in 2004. In 2007, his son-in-law, Jim Crate, also joined the firm, and the practice was purchased by Carolyn and Jim in January, 2009. Patrick remains as general counsel to the new firm of Fahey Crate Law Professional Corporation.