Patrice Band runs his own practice, in Association with Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre and Cornish, consisting predominantly of criminal defence work as well as professional regulation and discipline.
While Patrice represents individuals facing all types of charges in his criminal defence practice, he devotes the majority of his time to defending Ontario teachers who are facing criminal proceedings. His professional regulation practice consists of representing and advising parties in various fields of regulation in Ontario, including health professionals and administrative bodies.
Prior to starting his own criminal defence practice, Patrice was an Assistant Crown Attorney (Criminal Law) in Toronto, and counsel to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in the area of administrative and regulatory law. Prior to his call to the Bar, Patrice clerked at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, where he provided research and analysis to Justices Labrosse, Weiler, Moldaver and Goudge to assist them in the disposition of appeals.
Patrice devotes much of his time to teaching the Osgoode Hall Trial Practice course, the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop and, most recently, the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Notre Dame University, in South Bend Indiana.
Patrice has been designated by the LSUC as a Certified Specialist (Criminal Law). He is a Director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Toronto Region) and a Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Advocates’ Society. Patrice also sits as an Alternate-Chair of the Ontario Review Board.