Patrick Brunet is an associate lawyer in the Employment Law group at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Patrick was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004 and has worked in the field of labour and employment law for over a decade.

Patrick has significant experience with matters relating to terminations, grievances, discipline, human rights, harassment, and conflict of interest. Prior to joining Nelligan O’Brien Payne, Patrick worked for many years as Director of Labour Relations in a large federal government department. He has significant experience and expertise with the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In addition, he has worked on matters relating to Governor in Council appointments and complaints before the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner.

Patrick completed his studies in French and English, and enjoys serving and representing clients in both official languages. He is committed to helping his clients arrive at practical solutions that are responsive to their needs.

Patrick is married and has two children. When he is not working, Patrick enjoys skiing, camping, hiking and gardening and is a volunteer member of Scouts Canada.


  • >Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science), University of Ottawa (2000)
  • >Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Ottawa (2003)
  • >Call to the Ontario Bar (2004)

Professional Activities and Organizations

  • >Law Society of Ontario