Patrick G. Foy

Avocat-conseil principal

Patrick has a robust and varied disputes practice. He focuses his work primarily in the areas of appellate and judicial review, Indigenous law and investor/state arbitration. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading Indigenous law lawyers. 

Patrick is an appointed Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a status reserved for less than one per cent of all practicing lawyers of any state or province, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998.

Before being called to the bar, Patrick clerked with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He is a frequent lecturer on appellate advocacy and developments in Indigenous law. 

Patrick provides legal services through a Law Corporation.



  • Counsel for numerous commercial clients and public bodies in the appellate courts, including many cases before the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Counsel at all levels of court for the Crown and for private clients on Aboriginal rights and title claims made by First Nations.
  • Assisted counsel to the Government of Mexico in the conduct of the defence of a number of Chapter 11 Investor-State arbitrations initiated against the Government of Mexico.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Aboriginal Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Aboriginal Law, Administrative & Public Law, Appellate Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2018) of the Legal 500 Canada as a "Leading Individual" (Aboriginal Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020-2023 editions (and from 2013-2016) of Chambers Global — The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Aboriginal Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020-2022 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation - Regulatory & Public Law) and the 2023 edition and since 2013 (Indigenous Law).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2020) of Lexpert Special Edition: Energy.
  • Recognized and Peer Rated in the 2020 edition of Martindale-Hubbel as "Preeminent" and "Distinguished". 
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
  • Recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Appellate Practice).
  • Recognized as the 2018 and 2013 "Vancouver Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • Recognized in the 2018 (and since 2015) edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a "Litigation Star: British Columbia" and a "Litigation Star: Aboriginal, Arbitration, Appellate".
  • Recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation - Public Law).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 1978
  • LLB, Université de la Colombie-Britannique, 1976
  • B.Sc, Université de l'Alberta, 1971