Practice Highlights

Patrick D. Schmidt was admitted to The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1979 and Certified as a Specialist in Family Law since 1992. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto (1974) and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University Faculty of Law (1977). Patrick Schmidt is a senior family law practitioner and a partner at Thomson, Rogers in Toronto.

The Best Lawyers in Canada has included Patrick in its annual listing since the publication’s first edition in 2006; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory ranks him as Consistently Recommended. His rating in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is BV distinguished – very high.

Patrick Schmidt’s practice concentrates on matrimonial litigation with a focus on financial issues. He is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education and advocacy programs. Patrick Schmidt is a former appointee of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario to the Ontario Family Law Rules Committee (1992–2004 and 2012-2016) and the Ontario Civil Rules Committee (2005–2011).  He is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto (1974)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queens University Faculty of Law (1977)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • 2016 LEXPERT Ranked Lawyer
  • 2017 Listed in Best Lawyers Canada
  • 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Ranked Lawyer
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Family Law Rules Committee for Ontario (1992-2004)
  • The Civil Rules Committee for Ontario
  • The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Dispute Resolution Officer of the Superior Court of Justice

Additional Information

Additional Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation

*Patrick D. Schmidt Law Professional Corporation

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  • Patrick has worked on the following notable cases:

    Case Name & CitationCourtJudgment DateSource
    1Lindstrom c. Knowles, [2014] C.S.C.R. no 161CASCC2014/04/14Supreme Court of Canada Rulings on Applications for Leave to Appeal and Other Motions
    2Knowles v. Lindstrom, [2014] O.J. No. 695ONCA2014/02/13Ontario Judgments
    3Jordan v. Stewart, [2013] O.J. No. 3707ONSupCtJus2013/08/15Ontario Judgments
    4Knowles v. Lindstrom, [2013] O.J. No. 2439ONSupCtJus2013/05/15Ontario Judgments
    5Jordan v. Stewart, [2013] O.J. No. 903ONSupCtJus2013/03/01Ontario Judgments
    6Jordan v. Stewart, [2012] O.J. No. 2355ONSupCtJus2012/05/28Ontario Judgments
    7Thompson v. Thompson, [2011] O.J. No. 6259ONSupCtJus2011/11/15Ontario Judgments
    8Johanns v. Fulford, [2011] O.J. No. 4749ONSupCtJus2011/10/26Ontario Judgments
    9Johanns v. Fulford, [2011] O.J. No. 4071ONSupCtJus2011/09/14Ontario Judgments
    10Johanns v. Fulford, [2011] O.J. No. 3121ONSupCtJus2011/07/06Ontario Judgments
    11D’Alimonte v. Porretta, [2011] O.J. No. 1794ONCA2011/04/20Ontario Judgments
    12Slater v. Slater, [2011] O.J. No. 417ONSupCtJus2011/02/02Ontario Judgments
    13Johanns v. Fulford, [2010] O.J. No. 6320ONCtJus2010/12/21Ontario Judgments
    14D.J. v. S.F., [2010] O.J. No. 6158ONCtJus2010/11/02Ontario Judgments
    15Slater v. Slater, [2010] O.J. No. 4508ONSupCtJus2010/10/22Ontario Judgments
    16Anderson v. McWatt, [2010] O.J. No. 2106ONSupCtJus2010/05/20Ontario Judgments
    17Slater v. Slater, [2010] O.J. No. 791ONSupCtJus2010/03/01Ontario Judgments
    18Takhar v. Takhar, [2009] O.J. No. 5598ONSupCtJus2009/11/23Ontario Judgments
    19Anderson v. McWatt, [2009] O.J. No. 4981ONSupCtJus2009/11/19Ontario Judgments
    20Gold v. Gold, [2009] O.J. No. 4000ONSupCtJus2009/09/29Ontario Judgments
    21Takhar v. Takhar, [2009] O.J. No. 3882ONSupCtJus2009/09/14Ontario Judgments
    22Pengilley v. Pengilley, [2009] O.J. No. 3227ONSupCtJus2009/07/28Ontario Judgments
    23Van de Mierden v. Van de Mierden, [2009] O.J. No. 2453ONSupCtJus2009/06/11Ontario Judgments
    24Van De Mierden v. Van De Mierden, [2009] O.J. No. 2865ONSupCtJus2009/05/14Ontario Judgments
    25Bruce v. Bruce, [2008] O.J. No. 5708ONSupCtJus2008/11/05Ontario Judgments
    26Citron v. Citron, [2008] O.J. No. 5468ONSupCtJus2008/10/02Ontario Judgments
    27Green v. Green, [2008] O.J. No. 3778ONSupCtJus2008/09/29Ontario Judgments
    28Both v. Both, [2008] O.J. No. 3333ONSupCtJus2008/09/02Ontario Judgments
    29Stewart v. Stewart, [2008] O.J. No. 3478ONSupCtJus2008/08/27Ontario Judgments
    30Stewart v. Stewart, [2008] O.J. No. 4828ONSupCtJus2008/07/18Ontario Judgments
    31Vranich v. Vranich, [2008] O.J. No. 3765ONSupCtJus2008/07/18Ontario Judgments
    32Zafir v. Diamond, [2008] O.J. No. 1370ONSupCtJus2008/04/09Ontario Judgments
    33Lynch v. Segal, [2007] O.J. No. 4983ONSupCtJus2007/12/19Ontario Judgments
    34Reisman v. Reisman, [2007] O.J. No. 5449ONSupCtJusDivCt2007/12/10Ontario Judgments
    35Green v. Green, [2007] O.J. No. 4613ONSupCtJus2007/11/27Ontario Judgments
    36J.C. v. A.M.M., [2007] O.J. No. 3887ONSupCtJus2007/09/26Ontario Judgments
    37Elieff v. Elieff, [2007] O.J. No. 1802ONSupCtJus2007/05/07Ontario Judgments
    38Jordan v. Stewart, [2007] O.J. No. 1359ONSupCtJus2007/04/12Ontario Judgments
    39Green v. Green, [2007] O.J. No. 454ONSupCtJus2007/02/08Ontario Judgments
    40Balkou v. Morgan, [2007] O.J. No. 359ONSupCtJus2007/02/02Ontario Judgments
    41Strobele v. Strobele, [2006] O.J. No. 4580ONCA2006/11/17Ontario Judgments
    42Strobele v. Strobele, [2006] O.J. No. 4220ONCA2006/10/24Ontario Judgments
    43Weinrib v. Baker, [2006] O.J. No. 3470ONSupCtJus2006/08/29Ontario Judgments
    44Thomson v. Ludwick, [2006] O.J. No. 3707ONSupCtJusFam Ct2006/06/30Ontario Judgments
    45Weinrib v. Baker, [2006] O.J. No. 2713ONSupCtJus2006/04/28Ontario Judgments
    46Belittchenko v. Belittchenko, [2006] O.J. No. 5493ONSupCtJus2006/04/12Ontario Judgments
    47Murray v. Murray, [2005] S.C.C.A. No. 481CASCC2006/02/23Supreme Court of Canada Rulings on Applications for Leave to Appeal and Other Motions
    48Murray v. Murray [Indexed as: Murray v. Murray], 79 O.R. (3d) 147ONCA2005/12/15Ontario Reports
    49Murray v. Murray, [2005] O.J. No. 5379ONCA2005/12/15Ontario Judgments
    50Munro v. Munro, [2005] O.J. No. 4167ONSupCtJusDivCt2005/09/29Ontario Judgments
    51Lee-Chin v. Lee-Chin, [2005] O.J. No. 4108ONSupCtJus2005/09/26Ontario Judgments
    52Murray v. Murray, [2005] O.J. No. 3564ONCA2005/08/29Ontario Judgments
    53Murray v. Murray, [2005] O.J. No. 3563ONCA2005/08/29Ontario Judgments
    54Murray v. Murray* [Indexed as: Murray v. Murray], 76 O.R. (3d) 546ONCA2005/08/29Ontario Reports
    55Lee-Chin v. Lee-Chin, [2005] O.J. No. 4447ONSupCtJus2005/07/21Ontario Judgments
    56Sciuk v. Sciuk, [2005] O.J. No. 2012ONSupCtJus2005/05/16Ontario Judgments
    57Munro v. Munro, [2005] O.J. No. 821ONSupCtJus2005/03/01Ontario Judgments
    58Boris v. Boris, [2005] O.J. No. 971ONSupCtJus2005/01/04Ontario Judgments
    59Paech v. Paech, [2004] O.J. No. 5067ONSupCtJus2004/12/13Ontario Judgments
    60Munro v. Munro, [2004] O.J. No. 4946ONSupCtJus2004/11/19Ontario Judgments
    61Cundill v. Cundill, [2004] O.J. No. 3903ONSupCtJus2004/09/23Ontario Judgments
    62Munro v. Munro, [2004] O.J. No. 3837ONSupCtJus2004/09/08Ontario Judgments
    63Paech v. Paech, [2004] O.J. No. 3040ONSupCtJusFam Ct2004/07/15Ontario Judgments
    64Agresti v. Hatcher, [2004] O.J. No. 910ONSupCtJus2004/03/04Ontario Judgments
    65M.C.P. v. R.J.P., [2003] O.J. No. 3704ONSupCtJus2003/09/19Ontario Judgments
    66Barrett v. Kouril Estate, [2003] O.J. No. 2376ONSupCtJusDivC t2003/05/27Ontario Judgments
    67Christakos v. Papamanolopoulos, [2003] O.J. No. 1378ONSupCtJus2003/04/22Ontario Judgments
    68Simons v. Buck, [2003] O.J. No. 827ONCA2003/02/28Ontario Judgments
    69Marchese Estate v. Marchese, [2003] O.J. No. 25ONCA2003/01/14Ontario Judgments
    70S.R. v. M.R., [2003] O.J. No. 205ONSupCtJus2003/01/09Ontario Judgments
    71Voce v. Gibson, [2003] O.J. No. 146ONCA2003/01/09Ontario Judgments
    72Voce v. Gibson, [2003] O.J. No. 55ONCA2003/01/09Ontario Judgments
    73Jordan v. Stewart, [2002] O.J. No. 5200ONSupCtJus2002/12/10Ontario Judgments
    74Curtner v. McNally, [2002] O.J. No. 4636ONSupCtJus2002/11/29Ontario Judgments
    75Tennant v. Tennant, [2002] O.J. No. 4333ONCA2002/11/15Ontario Judgments
    76Tennant v. Tennant, [2003] I.L.R. I-4192ONCA2002/11/15Canadian Insurance Law Reporter
    77Tennant v. Tennant [Indexed as: Tennant v. Tennant], 62 O.R. (3d) 185ONCA2002/11/15Ontario Reports
    78R. v. M.R., [2002] O.J. No. 4239ONSupCtJus2002/10/18Ontario Judgments
    79S.R. v. M.R., [2002] O.J. No. 4238ONSupCtJus2002/10/18Ontario Judgments
    80Ramcharitar v. Ramcharitar et al.; Legal Aid Ontario, Intervenor [Indexed as: Ramcharitar v. Ramcharitar], 62 O.R. (3d) 107ONSupCtJus2002/10/18Ontario Reports
    81Jordan v. Stewart, [2002] O.J. No. 3965ONSupCtJus2002/10/11Ontario Judgments
    82Marchese Estate v. Marchese, [2002] O.J. No. 3867ONCA2002/10/11Ontario Judgments
    83Jordan v. Stewart, [2002] O.J. No. 4074ONSupCtJus2002/10/08Ontario Judgments
    84I.H. v. D.M., [2002] O.J. No. 3496ONSupCtJus2002/09/10Ontario Judgments
    85M.C.P. v. R.J.P., [2002] O.J. No. 3283ONSupCtJus2002/08/20Ontario Judgments
    86Simons v. Buck, [2002] O.J. No. 3120ONSupCtJus2002/08/01Ontario Judgments
    87I.H. v. D.M., [2002] O.J. No. 2838ONSupCtJusFam Ct2002/07/16Ontario Judgments
    88Dekroon v. Dekroon, [2002] O.J. No. 2982ONSupCtJus2002/07/09Ontario Judgments
    89S.R. v. M.R., [2002] O.J. No. 1519ONSupCtJus2002/04/09Ontario Judgments
    90Barrett v. Kouril Estate, [2001] O.J. No. 3959ONSupCtJus2001/10/11Ontario Judgments
    91M.C.P. v. R.J.P., [2001] O.J. No. 3042ONSupCtJus2001/07/20Ontario Judgments
    92Tennant v. Tennant, [2001] O.J. No. 3609ONSupCtJus2001/06/18Ontario Judgments
    93Tahor Holdings Ltd. v. 381579 Ontario Ltd., [2001] O.J. No. 2196ONSupCtJus2001/06/06Ontario Judgments
    94Dalgleish v. Dalgleish, [2001] O.J. No. 2187ONSupCtJusFam Ct2001/05/29Ontario Judgments
    95West v. West, [2001] O.J. No. 2149ONSupCtJusFam Ct2001/05/28Ontario Judgments
    96Anderson v. McWatt, [2001] O.J. No. 1429ONCA2001/04/12Ontario Judgments
    97Voce v. Gibson, [2001] O.J. No. 5778ONSupCtJus2001/03/05Ontario Judgments
    98Anderson v. McWatt, [2001] O.J. No. 199ONCA2001/01/23Ontario Judgments
    99Zaffino v. Zaffino, [2000] O.J. No. 4641ONSupCtJus2000/12/06Ontario Judgments
    100S.R. v. M.R., [2000] O.J. No. 4241ONCA2000/11/07Ontario Judgments
    101Voce v. Gibson, [2000] O.J. No. 4467ONSupCtJus2000/11/01Ontario Judgments
    102Spencer v. Spencer, [2000] B.C.J. No. 1313BCSC2000/06/21British Columbia and Yukon Judgments
    103Herman v. Rathbone, [2000] O.J. No. 2417ONSupCtJusFam Ct2000/06/19Ontario Judgments
    104Pevato v. Ashton, [2000] O.J. No. 560ONSupCtJus2000/02/18Ontario Judgments
    105Rathbone Herman v. Rathbone, 46 O.R. (3d) 678ONSupCtJus2000/01/27Ontario Reports
    106Herman v. Rathbone, [2000] O.J. No. 318ONSupCtJus2000/01/27Ontario Judgments
    107Canada Trust v. Off Estate, [1999] O.J. No. 4422ONSupCtJus1999/11/24Ontario Judgments
    108Smith v. Pichler, [1999] O.J. No. 4708ONSupCtJus1999/09/27Ontario Judgments
    109Miller v. Schnier, [1999] O.J. No. 3046ONSupCtJusDivC t1999/06/22Ontario Judgments
    110Miller v. Schnier, [1999] O.J. No. 11ONCtGD1999/01/05Ontario Judgments
    111Stewart v. Ryerson Polytechnic University, [1998] O.J. No. 5277ONCA1998/12/15Ontario Judgments
    112Herman v. Rathbone, [1998] O.J. No. 2295ONCtGDFamCt1998/06/03Ontario Judgments
    113Garden Village Investments Inc. v. Lala, [1996] O.J. No. 467ONCA1996/02/13Ontario Judgments
    114R. v. Schmidt, [1995] B.C.J. No. 2397BCCA1995/10/26British Columbia and Yukon Judgments
    115Chapman v. Chapman, [1993] O.J. No. 1744ONCtGDFamCt1993/07/27Ontario Judgments
    116Dunn v. Estate of Dunn et al. [Indexed as: Dunn v. Dunn Estate], 12 O.R. (3d) 601ONDivCt1993/02/26Ontario Reports
    117Dunn v. Dunn Estate, [1993] O.J. No. 458ONDivCt1993/02/26Ontario Judgments
    118Stavrakos v. Stavrakos, [1992] O.J. No. 1874ONCtGD1992/08/24Ontario Judgments
    119Dunn v. Dunn Estate, [1992] O.J. No. 1276ONCtGD1992/06/18Ontario Judgments
    120Sandra Elaine Dunn v. Estate of Nigel David Dunn, Imperial Life Assurance Co. of Canada and Dunn [Indexed as: Dunn v. Dunn Estate], 9 O.R. (3d) 95ONCtGD1992/06/18Ontario Reports
    121L.A.C. v. R.E.J. (Ont. Ct. (Gen. Div.)), [1992] O.J. No. 654ONCtGD1992/04/02Ontario Judgments
    122Singh v. Singh, [1992] O.J. No. 3123ONCtGDFamCt1992/03/26Ontario Judgments
    123Oxy Petrochemicals Inc. v. Beresford Packaging Inc. (S.C.C.), [1992] S.C.C.A. No. 90CASCC1992/03/02Supreme Court of Canada Rulings on Applications for Leave to Appeal and Other Motions
    124Oxy Petrochemicals Inc. v. Beresford Packaging Inc. (Ont. C.A.), [1992] O.J. No. 71ONCA1992/01/20Ontario Judgments
    125Singh v. Singh, [1992] O.J. No. 35ONCtGDFamCt1992/01/10Ontario Judgments
    126Stravrakos v. Stravrakos, [1991] O.J. No. 1481ONCtGD1991/08/19Ontario Judgments
    127Grafstein v. Chernick, [1990] O.J. No. 1573ONHCJ1990/08/09Ontario Judgments
    128Oliver v. Oliver, [1990] O.J. No. 581ONSC1990/03/09Ontario Judgments
    129Oliver v. Oliver (Master’s Ch.), 72 O.R. (2d) 275ONSC1990/03/09Ontario Reports
    130Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto v. P. (J.), [1989] O.J. No. 2564ONProvCtFamD1989/12/13Ontario Judgments
    131Higgott v. Higgott, [1989] O.J. No. 1290ONHCJ1989/07/28Ontario Judgments
    132Casey v. Casey, [1988] O.J. No. 1973ONHCJ1988/12/09Ontario Judgments
    133Bourns v. Bourns, [1988] O.J. No. 1829ONHCJ1988/11/14Ontario Judgments
    134Naumetz v. Naumetz, [1988] O.J. No. 833ONHCJ1988/06/09Ontario Judgments
    135Binkley v. Binkley (Ont. C.A.), [1988] O.J. No. 414ONCA1988/04/28Ontario Judgements
    136Naumetz v. Naumetz, [1988] O.J. No. 197ONHCJ1988/02/08Ontario Judgments
    137Dusome and Maxwell Indexed as: Dusome v. Maxwell (Dist. Ct.), 62 O.R. (2d) 785ONDistCt1987/12/17Ontario Reports
    138Dusome v. Maxwell (Ont. Dist. Ct.), [1987] O.J. No. 1714ONDistCt1987/12/17Ontario Judgments
    139Doblinger v. Doblinger, [1987] O.J. No. 700ONHCJ1987/07/03Ontario Judgments
    140Dusome v. Maxwell, [1987] O.J. No. 1795ONProvCtFamD1987/02/18Ontario Judgments
    141Re Kern and Kern et al., [1986] O.J. No. 2356ONHCJ1986/02/17Ontario Judgments
    142Kern and Kern et al., 54 O.R. (2d) 11ONHCJ1986/02/17Ontario Reports
    143Diamond v. Kaufman, [1985] O.J. No. 1653ONHCJ1985/05/27Ontario Judgments
    144Neilson v. Rustmar Investments Ltd., [1985] O.J. No. 1627ONDistCt1985/03/20Ontario Judgments
    145Diamond v. Kaufman, [1984] O.J. No. 419ONHCJ1984/07/06Ontario Judgments
    146Diamond v. Kaufman, [1984] O.J. No. 452ONHCJ1984/06/08Ontario Judgments
    147Ellman v. Ellman, [1984] O.J. No. 1019ONHCJ1984/01/23Ontario Judgments
    148Tessis v. Tessis, [1983] O.J. No. 773ONProvCtFamD1983/10/20Ontario Judgments
    149Collacott v. Collacott (Ont. C.A.), [1983] O.J. No. 137ONCA1983/09/14Ontario Judgments
    150Elkind v. Elks Stores Ltd., [1983] O.J. No. 460ONSC1983/09/08Ontario Judgments
    151Hart v. Howse (Ont. C.A.), [1983] O.J. No. 100ONCA1983/04/29Ontario Judgments
    152Slipacoff v. Slipacoff et al., [1982] O.J. No. 3325ONHCJ1982/06/10Ontario Judgments
    153Slipacoff v. Slipacoff, [1982] O.J. No. 586ONHCJ1982/06/10Ontario Judgments
    154Slipacoff v. Slipacoff et al., (1982), 37 O.R. (2d) 375ONHCJ1982/06/10Ontario Reports
    155Mintz v. Mintz, [1982] O.J. No. 863ONHCJ1982/04/02Ontario Judgments
    156Income Investments (Wentworth) Ltd. v. Elmore, [1981] O.J. No. 833ONHCJ1981/09/04Ontario Judgments
    157Campbell v. Campbell, [1981] O.J. No. 809ONHCJ1981/08/24Ontario Judgments
    158International Mogul Mines Ltd. v. White & Co. Bailiffs Ltd., [1981] O.J. No. 520ONHCJ1981/03/26Ontario Judgments
    159Chapman v. Chapman, [1980] O.J. No. 1478ONCA1980/11/06Ontario Judgments
    160R. v. Habel, [1980] O.J. No. 2384ONCA1980/10/10Ontario Judgments
    161Nunan v. Nunan, [1980] O.J. No. 1377ONHCJ1980/10/08Ontario Judgments
    162Borins et al. v. Honest Ed’s Ltd., [1980] O.J. No. 3635ONHCJ1980/06/05Ontario Judgments
    163Borins et al. v. Honest Ed’s Ltd., 29 O.R. (2d) 79ONHCJ1980/06/05Ontario Reports
    164R. v. Levkoe, [1980] O.J. No. 657ONHCJ1980/02/26Ontario Judgments
    165Sea-Land Service Inc. v. Knight’s Appleden Fruit Ltd., [1980] O.J. No. 651ONHCJ1980/02/25Ontario Judgments
    166Solmon v. Elkind, [1980] O.J. No. 447ONHCJ1980/01/11Ontario Judgments
    167Solmon v. Elkind, [1979] O.J. No. 984ONHCJ1979/08/28Ontario Judgments

     

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