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As leader of Reed Smith’s Aviation Litigation team, Patrick’s litigation and trial practice focuses on product liability defense of aircraft manufacturers, airlines, aircraft maintenance facilities and pilots in cases arising out of aircraft accidents. Patrick also advises corporate flight departments on regulatory matters and defends pilots in connection with FAA certificate actions.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading lawyers (2014)
  • Named a "Leading Lawyer" by Legal 500 (2014)
  • Named Law 360 MVP (2011)


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

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York

  • 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

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