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

As part of the firm’s Labor & Employment team, 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 and a “Rising Star” in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite list. 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.

Thought Leadership

Published Articles

Representative Cases

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

Attorney Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • American University Washington College of Law | Labor & Employment Law Career Panel
    March 23, 2022
  • Virginia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration | Legal Update
    March 14, 2022
  • Lynchburg SHRM | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Where are we in 2022?
    August 11, 2022
  • Mississippi Credit Union Association | Labor & Employment Training
    December 21, 2022
  • Mississippi Credit Union Association | Labor & Employment Training
    August 24, 2022
  • Mississippi Credit Union Association | Labor & Employment Training
    June 30, 2022
  • Mississippi Credit Union Association | Legal Developments in Labor & Employment
    February 24, 2022
  • Blue Ridge Human Resources Association | Employment Law Seminar 2022
    March 9, 2022
  • 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

Seminars + Events

  • 40th Annual Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    October 7 – November 4, 2021
  • HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    Every Thursday in October, 2020
  • 2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series
    October 2 - November 5, 2019
  • 37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series
    September 20 - October 17, 2018

Recognition