Experience & Background
Patrick has devoted his entire career to representing clients charged in criminal and traffic matters. He has protected clients from aggressive prosecutions in thousands of cases ranging from reckless driving and DUIs to serious and violent felonies. Having fought through hundreds of trials, Patrick has earned a reputation as a sharp and tough litigator.
Prior to joining the outstanding team at Price Benowitz, Patrick served for several years on the court-appointed lists in some of the busiest courts in Northern Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and enjoys attending semi-annual conferences to catch up on the cutting edge as well as polish tried and true methods of defense. When defense-minded attorneys come together, they are able to drastically expand their knowledge and tools.
Patrick was raised in Littleton, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his law degree at George Mason University School of Law with an emphasis in Litigation. His education and career have been devoted to learning the most effective techniques to reach the best outcome in tough situations. Patrick lives in the heart of Loudoun County where he raises his two-year-old son and six-year-old dog with his amazing wife. He enjoys the outdoors and cooking indoors or out.
Philosophy & Approach
Everyone charged with a crime deserves a devoted attorney who will investigate the evidence and delve into the details to uncover a possible defense. Through years of representing clients, Patrick has found that a relentless investigation and questioning of evidence, coupled with the best possible mitigation is necessary in each and every case. He excels by helping his clients find the best possible outcome for their individual situation. He understands that it is necessary to not only use the tried and true methods, but to constantly explore new ways to defend his clients. He has gained a reputation as a tough criminal defense attorney who is prepared to fight for the rights of each client.
Never taking the easy way out, Patrick believes the best outcomes are reached when a case is viewed from the perspective of all those involved. He also believes that hard work should be rewarded, and that everyone deserves a second chance. He applies this philosophy to each case he takes on in order to help his clients maximize their hard work and justify a second chance. Patrick works to keep his clients fully infomed about the law, the possibilities of their case, and the effect an outcome might have on their livelihood.