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Committed to client success, the team at Taylor Veinotte Sullivan are tenacious in their approach to delivering results.

Patrick Sullivan


T 604-484-2302 | E pjs@tvsbarristers.com
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Patrick Sullivan was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1996. Since that time, he has acted as counsel in a wide variety of commercial litigation and administration matters, most notably in areas related to securities litigation, commercial litigation, corporate litigation, insurance coverage issues including Fidelity Bonds, defamation and contractual litigation.

Patrick is adept at understanding and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses in a case.  He uses those strengths to work with his clients to develop an overarching strategy designed to maximize the results for the client.

Patrick’s clients include brokerage houses, public and private companies, and business people.  He has appeared as counsel in all levels of Court in British Columbia.  He also appears regularly as counsel before a variety of regulatory tribunals, including the British Columbia Securities Commission and IIROC.

In 2001, Patrick along with Robert Taylor and Carey Veinotte founded Taylor Veinotte Sullivan, Barristers, a firm dedicated to providing a high standard of counsel work on a cost effective and results oriented basis.

Patrick Sullivan

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Defamation & Contractual Litigation
  • Securities

Legal Recognition

  • Called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1996
  • Benchmark Canada Rising Star 2013, 2014

Client Testimonials

  • "Our firm has worked with Taylor Veinotte Sullivan for many years and we have referred many of our clients in need of litigation advice to Patrick Sullivan.  We have always found Patrick’s advice to be very practical and results oriented and delivered in a professional manner.  He has a great ability to distil many complicated facts and quickly determine the key issues whether they be legal or commercial.  I have no hesitation in recommending Patrick."

    David Gunasekera, MOI Solicitors

  • "Patrick combines a thorough knowledge of the law with a passion for advancing his client's interest"

    John Thompson, Union Securities


  • University of British Columbia Law School 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Carleton University, 1991.


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia


  • Broker/Client Litigation and Enforcement, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, December 4, 2012
  • Handling Internal Investigations, Federated Press – 7th Annual Securities Compliance Course, October 1, 2012 – October 2, 2012
  • Cross Border Regulatory Investigations: Seeing the Forest for the Trees, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, November 28, 2011
  • Practices for Avoiding & Prevailing in Litigation, Federated Press – 6th Advanced Securities Compliance Course, October 17, 2011 – October 18, 2011