The Honourable Shelley C. Fitzpatrick, formerly a lawyer with the Vancouver office of Davis LLP (Vancouver), is now a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, effective June 18.
Madam Justice Fitzpatrick replaced Madam Justice A.W. MacKenzie, who was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in April.
Before being admitted to the Bar of B.C. in 1985, Madam Justice Fitzpatrick was a member of the Manitoba Bar; more recently, she was called to the Bar of Ontario. She was a partner with Davis LLP since 2001 and also worked with Campney & Murphy in Vancouver and Fillmore & Riley and Winnipeg.
Madam Justice Fitzpatrick mainly practiced insolvency and commercial litigation. At Davis LLP she was co-chair of the Business Solutions and Restructuring Group. She has been a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Law Society of British Columbia, the CBA Insolvency and Civil Litigation Subsections, and the Lawyer Referral Service. Since 2005, she has been chair of the British Columbia Model Insolvency Order Committee. She also has lectured extensively in legal education in British Columbia and wrote numerous papers and articles on insolvency matters.