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Patrick E. Bradley



  • Cornell Law School, 1986, J.D.
  • Colgate University, 1981, B.A., cum laude

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • State Supreme Court - New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • State Court of Appeals - New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit

Patrick’s practice focuses on aviation and product liability litigation. Patrick represents aircraft manufacturers, airlines, aircraft maintenance facilities and pilots in cases arising out of aircraft accidents. Patrick also represents automotive, chemical, medical device, and consumer product manufacturers in litigation arising from claims of negligence or defective products. Patrick has broad trial experience including multidistrict and mass tort litigation.

Employment History

  • 2004 - Reed Smith
  • 2003 - Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Princeton, N.J. and N.Y.C.
  • 1997 - United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Aviation Litigation Section, Washington, D.C.
  • 1991 - Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, N.Y.C.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading lawyers (2014)
  • Named a "Leading Lawyer" by Legal 500 (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Aviation Section and Torts and Insurance Practice Section
  • Aviation Insurance Association


  • An active pilot for over 30 years, Patrick holds a commercial license with instrument and multiengine ratings. He has experience in a wide variety of aircraft, from the advanced technology single-engine piston aircraft that he operates regularly to multiengine jets. He is a former writer and monthly columnist for both FLYING and AOPA PILOT magazines and has published two books on piloting technique. Patrick lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.