Patrick J. Rykes

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Patrick Rykes

Patrick J. Rykes Partner

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Education
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
  • University of Alberta (B.A., with distinction, 2008)
  • University of Manitoba (J.D., 2011)

Patrick is a skilled litigator and has successfully represented clients across many Manitoba industries and areas of litigation. He has significant experience litigating commercial disputes and disputes in the construction industry, including builder’s lien disputes. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the complexities of various stakeholder arrangements, and the potential need for litigation throughout all stages of a project.

Patrick has appeared before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal. In addition, Patrick has assisted clients with mediations and arbitrations, and appeared before numerous adjudicative bodies in Manitoba, including Small Claims Court, the Land Value Appraisal Commission, the Residential Tenancies Branch and the Residential Tenancies Commission (appeal division).

Patrick’s practice also incorporates the following areas:

Commercial litigation: works frequently with small to mid-sized businesses to assist with commercial disputes as they arise;
Debt collection: works frequently with businesses across many industries to collect upon debts owed;
Insurance: represents clients and insurance companies in a wide variety of insurance-related disputes.
Personal injury: represents clients for all types of personal injury matters, including slip and fall and medical malpractice.
Estate litigation – committeeships, trusts, and estates: frequently represents committees, trustees committees and executors of estates to assist with applications to Court and estate accounting obligations, including and passing of accounts.

Member

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association

Positions

  • Alumni Director, Robson Hall Hockey Inc., (2011 – present)

Recognitions

  • Named as a Finalist in the 2018 Lexpert Rising Stars Awards – Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • Ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a 2019 Manitoba “Leading Lawyer to Watch” in the area of Corporate/Commercial Litigation
  • Bruce Miller Memorial Award (2011)