Legal Experience That Stands Out
Prior to joining Elliott Greenleaf in 2011, Pat founded and managed his own law firm, where he represented clients in product liability, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury cases. In 1998 and 2000, he was the Democratic nominee to represent Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.
Pat was appointed in 2014 by then Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s Transition Team. The team was charged with working with agency review heads and the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges facing the executive branch.
Pat has served as a volunteer youth basketball coach for the Green Ridge Basketball League for the past 12 years. He volunteers for church fundraisers and previously served on the board of Serving Seniors of Lackawanna County.
- Defense counsel, successfully defending a multi-school-district trust in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by two school districts that sought reimbursement of their contributions made into the trust. After multiple appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court determined that the two school districts were not entitled to any monies.
- Counsel for a labor union and member grievant who was discharged from her job at a private nonprofit, comprehensive mental health and intellectual disabilities agency. After three days of testimony before the American Arbitration Association, an award was entered reducing the discharge to a 30-day suspension and reinstating the grievant to her former full-time position. The award included thousands of dollars in back pay.
- Counsel/legal adviser for a state government agency regarding its oversight responsibilities under Pennsylvania Act 47 in monitoring a municipality’s monetization of its sewer and parking system assets.
- Counsel to a healthcare system in a successful action against a U.S. government agency alleging disparate and unequal government actions that resulted in the loss of millions of dollars needed for patient care.
- Counsel for a labor union and member grievants against a municipal authority in connection with multiple grievances alleging the authority subcontracted and/or authorized sewer line extensions and installations to private contractors in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s subcontracting provision. After a hearing before the American Arbitration Association and the submission of post-hearing briefs, the arbitrator granted the grievances and awarded thousands of dollars in back pay.