Bishop Koch Lawyers


Committed to You.

Bishop Koch specializes in the following areas of law:

  • Real estate transactions, including sales, purchases, mortgages and leases for residential, agricultural and commercial clients
  • Corporate transactions including new incorporations, shareholder agreements and corporate reorganizations
  • Asset and share sale and purchase transactions
  • Estate planning, including wills, enduring powers of attorney and personal directives
  • Estate administration
  • Adult guardianship and trusteeship

The firm treats clients with a personal touch and concern and enjoys a solid reputation in Medicine Hat and its surrounding areas. Pat has maintained a Thursday afternoon office in Bow Island for over 35 years, and this legacy will continue with both Pat, Sarah and Nicole servicing this vibrant community.

Bishop Koch is steadfast in treating every client with personal care and concern, which is evidenced by the firm’s long-standing and loyal client base.


At the heart of Bishop Koch is a set of values that informs every decision we make and the way we engage with our clients and one another.

We are committed to our clients:

  • We put our clients’ interests first
  • We listen to understand our clients’ needs and deliver practical advice
  • We develop lasting client relationships

We are one firm:

  • We work together through collective efforts and mutual support
  • We promote a friendly, supportive, “open-door” culture

We treat everyone with respect:

  • We are courteous and respectful in all of our dealings with others
  • We develop trusted relationships built on honesty and integrity
  • We recognize the value of different perspectives and opinions

Bishop Koch

Committed. Concerted. Considerate.


About Our Team

At Bishop Koch, we have been fortunate over the years, retaining a large portion of experienced staff, even from the first day we opened. We have a genuine and cooperative team that puts pride and effort into the files they handle. The majority of our staff have been in the legal field for 15 years or more.

We treat our clients like they are our friends. We feel privileged to be involved in our clients’ lives, and we strive to make a difference by taking a part in attaining their goals.

Bishop Koch is looking to expand their legal team and is currently taking applications for an associate position. Interested applicants can contact Sarah Koch at

At A Glance

B.Law – Queen’s University, 1979

Admitted to Alberta Bar, 1980

Practiced in Medicine Hat, 1979-present

Pat Bishop

At A Glance

JD – University of Manitoba, 2011

Admitted to Alberta Bar, 2012

Articled & practiced in Calgary, 2011-2013

Practiced in Medicine Hat, 2013-present

Sarah Koch

At a Glance

Raised in Brooks.

Dalhousie University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Graduated from the University of Alberta in 2020 with a law degree.

Nicole James


Services We Provide

Wills & Estate Planning


Real Estate Transactions

Corporate & Commercial

Estate Administration