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Queen's University, LL.B., 2004
University of Western Ontario - B.A.

Called to bar
  • 2005 (Ontario)

Heather Paterson


Heather, who articled with Shibley Righton LLP at the beginning of her career, is a Partner in the firm’s civil litigation practice.

She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, and after completing the paralegal program at Seneca College, was employed as a real estate clerk with a prominent Toronto law firm. At the same time, she worked on her post-graduate Certificate in Criminology at the University of Toronto and also completed a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution at York University.

While attending law school at Queen’s University, Heather was involved with the Legal Aid Clinic and Criminal Law Association, and was part of the school’s law team in the American Bar Association Client Counselling Competition. Upon graduation from Queen’s in 2004, she was a recipient of the Denis Marshall Award for outstanding contribution to the law school community.

Heather is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers and The Lawyers' Club.

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Advocates' Society

Heather Paterson Publications