The Manitoba government has appointed Patrick Sullivan as a provincial court judge to serve in Brandon, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.
“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Sullivan as a provincial court judge to serve in Brandon,” said Friesen. “Patrick has demonstrated exemplary service to the Westman community over the last 10 years as an attorney in a variety of capacities, and he is certainly well-suited to sit on the provincial court of Manitoba.”
Born and raised in Brandon, Sullivan graduated from Brandon University before studying law at the University of Victoria. He was called to the bar in 2010.
Since 2015, Sullivan has been a partner in Brandon’s largest law firm, Meighen Haddad LLP. He maintains an active general practice and has had diverse experience in the areas of criminal, civil and family litigation, wills and estates and corporate commercial transactions.
Sullivan has also volunteered in the Westman Immigrant Services legal clinic and served on the boards of the Brandon and Area Community Foundation, Marquis Project, YMCA and the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation.
Sullivan was selected from a list of candidates recommended by the judicial appointment committee, chaired by Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe. This committee also included three community representatives, from the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association and a provincial court judge. The appointment is effective immediately.
An official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled for Sullivan in the near future.
(Province of MB News Release)