Patrick joined Reed Smith’s Appellate Group in 2013 following a clerkship with Judge D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to his clerkship, Patrick taught as a visiting lecturer at Moi University School of Law in Eldoret, Kenya.
As a member of the firm’s Appellate Group, Patrick has briefed a variety of appeals in federal and state court. He has also developed an extensive pro bono practice, representing clients in civil rights proceedings, protection from abuse matters, and name change hearings.
Patrick’s legal scholarship focuses on appellate procedure, disability law, social media in the courtroom, comparative constitutional law, and government corruption. Notably, he has spoken at conferences and symposia throughout the United States on the transformative nature of corruption in developing legal systems, and his work has been published in the Cleveland State Law Review, Duquesne Law Review, University of Baltimore Journal of International Law, U.S. Law Week, BNA, Jurist, and Corporate Counsel.
Patrick is a member of the Affiliates Advisory Group of the Younger Comparativists Committee for the American Society of Comparative Law. He contributes regularly to a feature titled “What’s New in Comparative Public Law” on I·CONnect, the blog of the International Journal of Comparative Law and ConstitutionMaking.org. Additionally, Patrick often serves as a judge for moot court competitions at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Patrick enjoys golf, tennis, politics, reading and travel.