Pat is Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients in a wide range of litigation related issues and serves as national coordinating and national trial counsel for companies facing significant exposures. He has extensive experience in designing and coordinating defense strategies and investigation efforts for clients ranging from closely held corporations to Fortune 100 companies.
Pat created the firms Cannabis Law and Policy Group in response to the increasingly complex issues surrounding the legalization of medical marijuana and hemp. This work has extended to providing representation to clients involving the vast array of issues created by the national movement to legalize hemp and recreational cannabis.
Pat is designated Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (2020) in Cleveland and is regularly named to The Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers list. He is consistently rated AV Preeminent, the highest ranking, for attorney professional and ethical excellence by Martindale-Hubbell. Pat remains firmly rooted in his community by serving on several nonprofit Board’s and regularly provides pro bono representations to individuals and groups.