Patrick D. Schmidt

Patrick D. Schmidt

Practice highlights


In January of 2019, after 34 years with Thomson Rogers, Patrick Schmidt retired from the firm.

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Patrick D. Schmidt was admitted to The Law Society of Ontario in 1979 and Certified as a Specialist in Family Law since 1992. He had 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 was a senior family law practitioner and a partner at Thomson Rogers in Toronto.

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

Patrick Schmidt’s practice concentrated on matrimonial litigation with a focus on financial issues. He was 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 was a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations.

Patrick retired from practice in 2019.

Year of Call



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


  • LEXPERT Ranked Lawyer
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® Canada since 2006
  • 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

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