Patrick is active in the defense of a wide variety of litigation areas including motor vehicle liability, premises liability and municipal liability. With his extensive criminal law background, Patrick also handles civil rights defense and insurance fraud cases. He has successfully handled several civil rights and municipal liability cases involving prisons, police departments, police officers and municipalities.
Patrick is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Following graduation, Patrick attended Ohio Northern University School of Law where he achieved his juris doctor in 1987. He then served as a law clerk for the Honorable Shad Connelly of the Court of Common Pleas for Erie County, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Patrick served as an Erie County Assistant District Attorney for more than eight years. In that role, he tried over 100 criminal cases, including high-profile homicide cases, as well as precedent-setting cases.
Patrick was an adjunct professor at Gannon University where he taught an undergraduate course in Criminal Evidence. He was also a lecturer in the joint project between the Erie County Courts and the Erie City School District entitled Personal Responsibility and the Law. Patrick also was a lecturer in the Erie County Bar Association's Stepping Out program by which Erie County lawyers addressed high school students regarding legal issues facing them upon graduation.
•Criminal Evidence, Gannon University
•Liability for Police Pursuits
•Municipal Liability for Roadway Dangers
• Pennsylvania Superior Court Further Limits the Limited Tort Defense, Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015
Pennsylvania Superior Court Further Limits the Limited Tort Defense
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2015
Key Points:The statute of limitations in limited tort actions does not begin to run until the plaintiff realizes he has sustained a serious injury.The date of commencement of the statute of limitations in a limited tort action may be..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...