An experienced litigator, Patrick concentrates his practice on defending a variety of businesses in labor and employment matters. His work includes defending employers against all varieties of discrimination allegations, contract claims, and whistleblower claims. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturers, retailers, hospitals and mining companies. He also recently assisted a university in handling two complex matters related to professor tenure and constitutional due process.
Understanding that every business has unique labor and employment challenges, Patrick tailors his approach to the client’s goals and tolerances. With a strong background in litigation, he is adept at preparing matters for trial when necessary. Importantly, he also has achieved success in winning dismissal of claims prior to trial through pre-trial motion practice. Patrick has also successfully negotiated favorable resolutions for multiple clients, both at formal mediations and through informal processes.
Patrick understands that businesses want to avoid future litigation, so he works with them to take proactive steps to ensure policies are in line with best practices. To that end, Patrick provides advice and counsel when necessary so clients have someone they can check with when a question about any particular legal issue arises.
Prior to joining the firm, Patrick worked for Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove for the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, an experience which Patrick frequently draws upon whenever practicing in any court, but particularly when in federal court.