Patrick Johnston


Patrick is a criminal lawyer and independent practitioner at Mines and Company. He assists clients throughout B.C. with a wide range of matters including property crimes, allegations of fraud, assault and weapons offences, drug charges, and police investigations. In addition to criminal matters, he also handles bylaw infractions and motor vehicle offences.

Before joining Mines and Company, Patrick completed his articles with a pair of prominent criminal defence firms in Vancouver, and, upon his call to the bar in 2019, he established his own criminal law practice. Patrick has successfully defended his clients at trial, negotiated the favourable resolution of their cases, and, where circumstances have warranted, persuaded Crown prosecutors not to proceed with charges.

Patrick earned his law degree at the University of Victoria. During law school, he participated in the co-op program, and worked for both a prominent union as well as the Department of Justice. He spent his final semester as a member of the Law Centre, a clinical program where law students assist low-income individuals with a variety of legal issues while under the supervision of experienced lawyers.

Outside of work, Patrick enjoys hiking, bouldering, and playing bass guitar. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he continues to support the Winnipeg Jets.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law

Juris Doctor (Co-Op Program): University of Victoria, Faculty of Law – 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Global Political Economy (Advanced Major): University of Manitoba, Faculty of Arts – 2012

Professional Memberships
Law Society of British Columbia
Trial Lawyers Association of BC
Criminal Defence Advocacy Society