Patrick McGuinty is a Crown prosecutor with New Brunswick Public Prosecution Services. In 2020, he was designated the lead appellate counsel for New Brunswick Public Prosecutions, and he is a member of numerous Canadian criminal appellate committees. He handles all criminal appeals to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal and to the Supreme Court of Canada. He appears regularly at the Court of Appeal and has argued appeals at the Supreme Court of Canada both as counsel for a main party and as intervener. Before focusing on appellate work, Patrick prosecuted criminal files, including homicide files and conflict files, as well as various other Criminal Code offences. Patrick teaches at the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Law and regularly gives presentations on criminal law topics to lawyers at continuing legal education seminars.