Patice is an attorney with a diverse litigation practice and experience. She focuses primarily on employment litigation defense, transportation law (FELA, SAA, LIA), general civil and commercial litigation, real estate and commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, intellectual property, and insurance defense.

She has extensive experience litigating cases in state and federal court as well as in mediation. Through her litigation experience, Patice has garnered extensive knowledge in defending witness and document subpoenas and FOIA requests.

Patice is an inaugural member of the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2016 group of Up and Coming Attorneys. In 2019, she was named as an inaugural member of the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2019 Influential Women of Law. She was also the Roanoke Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year for 2016. Virginia Super Lawyers selected her as a “Rising Star” in 2015 through 2019, consecutively. In 2014, she was awarded the Rev. F.E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Business by the Roanoke Chapter of the Urban Professional League. In 2018, she received the Drum Major for Justice Award from the Roanoke Valley chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

In the community, Patice serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Jefferson College of Health Sciences and for Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation. She also serves as a board member of Apple Ridge Farms. Roanoke City Council appointed Patice to the Roanoke Arts Commission where she has served as chair of the Agency Funding Advisory Committee for arts and cultural organizations for the City of Roanoke for the past four years. Patice is an active member of her church, Loudon Avenue Christian Church. She serves on the Black Disciples Endowment Fund and the Week of Compassion, both national ministry boards of the Disciples of Christ Church.

Affiliations

American Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

Roanoke Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association—Membership Co-Chair (23rd Judicial Circuit); Transportation Law Section Council, Chair

Virginia Women’s Attorney Association—Roanoke Chapter

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Old Dominion Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management—Roanoke Valley and Southside Virginia Chapters

Urban Professional League

Thought Leadership

Published Articles

Subconscious Thoughts and Their Impact on the Workplace, Lynchburg Business, November/December 2018

The Big Yellow Taxi Has a New LookLynchburg Business, June 2015


Teaching Engagements

Civil Rights Law Seminar – W&L Law – Fall 2018


Seminars/Webinars

Lorman Landlord Tenant Seminars

Lorman Employment Law Seminars

Representative Cases

Employment Defense Litigation

  • Leonard v. Electro-Mechanical Corp., 2014 WL 2769125 (W.D.Va. 2014)
  • McBeth v. Shearer’s Foods, Inc., 2014 WL 883981 (W.D.Va. 2014)
  • Arthur v. Pet Dairy, 2013 WL 6228732 (W.D.Va. 2013)
  • Arthur v. Pet Dairy, 2013 WL 6073465 (W.D.Va. 2013)

ERISA

  • McCall v. American Elec. Power System Long Term Disability Plan, 2012 WL 2236669 (W.D.Va. 2012)

Eminent Domain

  • Lamar Co., LLC v. City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 2011 WL 8964506 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2011)

False Claims Act

  • S. v. Armet Armored Vehicles, Inc., 2014 WL 7045008 (W.D.Va. 2014)
  • Skinner v. Armet Armored Vehicles, Inc., 2014 WL 4243670 (W.D.Va. 2014)

Transportation

  • Hollingsworth v. Norfolk Southern Ry. Co., 2010 S.E.2d 651 (Va. 2010)

Insurance Defense

  • Cook v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co. (U.S.A.), 2013 WL 942384 (W.D.Va. 2013)

Intellectual Property (Trademark Litigation)

  • Free Bridge Auto Sales, Inc. v. Focus, Inc., 2014 WL 521661 (W.D.Va. 2014)

Speaking Engagements

IPMA-HR Virginia Chapter Regional Workshop | Strengthening Your Supervisory Skills in Employment Law | October 16, 2019

Richmond SHRM | HR on Mock Trial: Romance Gone Wrong (Allegedly) | September 19, 2019

International Public Management Association for HR – Virginia Chapter | Hot Topics in Your Employee Handbook | March 12, 2019

International Public Management Association for HR – Virginia Chapter | Discrimination & Harassment in the #MeToo Era | March 12, 2019

Virginia Women's Conference | Valuing Diversity and Recognizing Implicit Bias | November 17, 2018

Richmond SHRM | HR on (Mock) Trial: Racial Discrimination | September 20, 2018

SEMINARS + EVENTS

37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series | September 20, 2018

Recognition

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