Patrick Bolling solves workforce issues in collaboration with human resource professionals and other company leaders.

He helps his clients make day-to-day employment decisions, design and implement fair and effective employment policies, contracts and handbooks, conduct workplace investigations, and prevent disputes from becoming litigation. Patrick’s additional experience in transactional business matters allows him to offer depth and context to decision-makers beyond the employment setting. When necessary, Patrick aggressively defends employers, primarily in state and federal regulatory actions and civil litigation related to discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation under equal employment opportunity laws.

Peers named Patrick a “Top Lawyer” and “Millennial on the Move” in Lynchburg Business magazine. His insights have been published in Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division’s Opening Statement, Lynchburg Business magazine, and in other forums such as Lynchburg’s SHRM chapter and Woods Rogers’ legal blog. He regularly teaches at Woods Rogers’ popular Labor & Employment Seminar series, for leaders in Lynchburg’s start-up community at Lynchburg Economic Development Authority’s “CO.STARTERS,” and for industry groups like the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. He also has been a moot court judge at W&L’s School of Law.

Patrick sits on the Boards of Directors for The Williams Home and the Virginia Legal Aid Society, where he also regularly takes pro bono cases. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Virginia Bar Association.


The Arc of Central Virginia
Former Director and President of the Board of Directors

Lynchburg Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
National and Lynchburg Chapters

Virginia Bar Association
Executive Board of the Young Lawyer’s Division (YLD)—Secretary/Treasurer
YLD Representative—Labor and Employment Law Section
YLD Chair—Statewide Law School Councils

Virginia Legal Aid Society
Board Member

The Williams Home
Board Member

Thought Leadership

Published Articles

A Shot at Immunity: Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?, Opening Statement, Winter 2020-2021

Data in DangerLynchburg Business, August/September 2018

Can a Business Be Liable to Its Employees for LGBT Discrimination?Lynchburg Business, February 2018

Bueller? Bueller? Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rules For Federal Contractors, Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division “Opening Statement” (Page 6), October 2016

Five Things Virginia Should Know About Garnishment Summonses, Lynchburg Business, February 1, 2016

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974: What Parents, Students and School Officials Need to Know, Lynchburg Business, July 31, 2015

Representative Cases

  • Lee v. Belvac Prod. Mach., Inc., No. 6:18-CV-00075, 2020 WL 3643133 (W.D. Va. July 6, 2020) (obtained summary judgement in Equal Pay Act and Title VII gender discrimination/wage bias claim)

Featured Posts

Speaking Engagements

Charlottesville SHRM Annual Conference | Make a List and Check it Twice: Legal Update on Virginia’s New Employment Laws | October 12, 2021

New River Valley SHRM Annual Legal Update | Are You an HR Hero? Managing Litigation | September 16, 2021

Lynchburg SHRM November Chapter Meeting | Unconscious and Implicit Bias | November 11, 2021

The Medical Advisory Group of Roanoke | Harassment, Bullying, and Other Workplace Issues | September 28, 2021

The Medical Advisory Group of Lynchburg | Harassment, Bullying, and Other Workplace Issues | September 8, 2021

Virginia Society of CPAs, Roanoke Chapter | New Virginia Workplace Laws | August 19, 2021

Young Professionals of Central Virginia | The Future of Work: The Gig Economy, Remote Work, DEI Initiatives, and More | May 6, 2021

Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police | Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, & Family Medical Leave Act | March 3, 2021

Charlottesville SHRM | 2021 Legal Update | February 9, 2021

Kentucky Credit Union League | Q&A: COVID-19 in 2021 | January 14, 2021

Lynchburg Bar Association | Virginia’s New Employment Law Landscape | November 9, 2020

Richmond SHRM | Virginia’s New Employment Laws | November 12, 2020

Virginia Credit Union League | Virginia’s Updated Workplace Standards & EFMLA | August 5, 2020

International Public Management Association for Human Resources - Virginia Chapter | Employee Leave Under FFCRA & 6 Steps to Take if an Employee Tests Positive | June 18, 2020

Tennessee Credit Union Association | CEO Update | May 7, 2020

CO.STARTERS | Opportunity Lynchburg | April 13, 2020

CO.STARTERS | Opportunity Lynchburg | October 14, 2019


40th Annual Labor & Employment Webinar Series | October 7 – November 4

HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series | Every Thursday in October

2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series | October 2 - November 5

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


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