Patrick has extensive experience in handling complex litigation matters with a focus on handling professional liability. Patrick has taken numerous civil matters through verdict in both bench and jury trials in state and federal courts. Additionally, Patrick has tried dozens of criminal matters. He handles a range of litigation matters, including medical malpractice, professional liability, maritime, security, employment law, workers’ compensation, general liability defense and criminal defense.
Patrick began his professional career as a fire claims representative for State Farm Insurance, where he evaluated claims made by insureds to determine the extent of covered losses, negotiated settlements and administered satisfaction of claims, including extensive work with contractors. He subsequently attended law school and began his legal practice with a solo practitioner gaining extensive trial experience handling a wide array of matters including serious criminal matters (attempted murders, kidnappings, drug offenses, etc.) and civil matters including personal injury cases, breach of contract disputes, and civil defense of clients denied insurance coverage.
After five years of honing his trial skills, Patrick began defending one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers in a multitude of claims including medical malpractice and premise liability cases. He also represents design professionals, engineers, contractors, real estate brokers and other professionals in claims involving errors and omissions, construction defects, and professional liability claims. Patrick joined SBRS in August, 2012 after sending five years with two national law firms practicing defending liability claims.
Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in communications (with a minor in political science) from Villanova University. His law degree is also from Villanova University. Patrick was awarded the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association’s James J. Mandarino Award for Trial Advocacy while a student at Villanova.
Estates and Trusts
Product Defect & Food Contamination
(2015) Obtained defense verdict at trial for a national property preservation service company on a claim that Plaintiff, a vendor utilized by client to preserve foreclosed properties was owed additional monies for services rendered.
(2015) Effectively achieved vendor to assume defense and indemnification for a national property preservation service company in Federal Court wherein Plaintiff claimed preservation company negligently entered and removed personal property from a residence not in foreclosure.
(2014) Effectively achieved vendor to assume defense and indemnification for a national property preservation service company wherein Plaintiff claimed preservation company negligently winterized a property not in foreclosure.
(2014) Obtained summary judgment for a national property preservation service company in the Superior Court of Mercer County where plaintiff claimed she tripped and fell on a foreclosed property being maintained by client.
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association
- Inaugural Member and Past Chairperson, Editorial Board, The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyers Supplement, May 2006 – May 2012
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: What Does It All Mean?, New Jersey State Bar Association Insurance Law Section, Bringing Home the Bacon: Emerging Issues in Food Industry Liabilities and Insurance Coverage, March 22, 2012
Priming Witnesses and Experts for Deposition and Trial, Likeable Lawyer Litigation Leadership Seminar, November 9, 2012
Patrick is currently a supervisor of Lower Providence Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was elected in 2013 to serve a 6 year term. Patrick also serves on the Board of the Education Foundation for the Methacton Community and as the Board Secretary for the Santoro Foundation, a nonprofit benefiting prostate cancer research and awareness. He is also the Secretary for the Audubon Recreation Association. Patrick is President of the Audubon Basketball Organization, a local youth sports group.
- Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2010, 2013 and 2014
- Legal Intelligencer 2015 Lawyer on the Fast Track