Patrick is an experienced labor attorney who advises management across the nation on difficult personnel matters.

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Professionals across the nation depend on Patrick to help them resolve personnel matters of every variety. Patrick is experienced in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, discipline, discharge and grievance processing, and arbitrating labor disputes. He routinely defends management in state and federal employment lawsuits, conducts preventative management training, and speaks at industry conventions on a variety of labor and employment topics.

Patrick is recognized as a rising leader in the bar: peers elected him Chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division, and voted him into a number of industry publications, including Virginia Super Lawyers and Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite. Patrick has served his community on a number of civic boards and is an adjunct professor at the Washington & Lee University School of Law, his alma mater.


Traditional Labor

  • Peraton, Inc. v. I.B.E.W, Local 543, 5:21CV00976 (C.D.Ca. 2021) (appeal of labor arbitration on the basis that the arbitrator exceeded the boundaries of the issues submitted by federal contractor and union).
  • Management-side representative in dozens of union negotiations for defense contractors serving a number of federal agencies, and other heavy industrial clients.
  • Negotiated a series of eight collective bargaining agreements for 30,000+ employee federal contractor at border defense sites across the U.S./Mexico border.
  • Lead negotiator of collective bargaining agreements for federal defense contractor operating physical plant facilities at U.S. Army Hospitals in Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.
  • Lead negotiator of collective bargaining agreement for federal defense contractor operating flight training program at Naval Air Station in California.
  • Lead negotiator of collective bargaining agreement for San Francisco, California-area electrical transformer and mobile substation manufacturer.
  • Advised various employers in connection with collective bargaining agreements in a number of industries, including manufacturing and finance.


  • Hogan v. Carter Bank & Trust, 4:22CV00014 (W.D.Va. 2022) (age and retaliation claims against large regional bank).
  • Reyes v. Trex Co., Inc. et al, 5:22CV00051 (W.D.Va. 2022)  (sex, race and national origin discrimination, hostile work environment, harassment, and wrongful termination claims against manufacturer removed from state court).
  • Newell v. Carter Bank & Trust, 4:21CV00007 (W.D.Va. 2021) (age and retaliation claims against large regional bank dismissed on summary judgment).
  • Ladd v. Total Plastic Solutions, LLC, CL21000509-00 (Lynchburg Cty. Cir. Ct. 2021) (state court claim of sex-based pay discrimination under the Virginia Human Rights Act and general whistleblower protection law against plastics manufacturer).
  • Hill v. Appalachian Pwr. Co., CL21001611-00 (Roanoke Cty. Cir. Ct. 2021) (state court claims under the Virginia safety act and general whistleblower protection law against power company).
  • Thomas v. Strongwell Corp., 1:19CV00026 (W.D.Va. 2019) (race, ancestry, ethnicity, and national origin discrimination, denial of reasonable accommodations, harassment and hostile work environment, and retaliation case against manufacturer).
  • Hudson-Jones v. C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. et al, 6:19CV00084 (W.D.Va. 2019) (age-based discrimination, failure to accommodate and retaliation claims against manufacturer).
  • Lee v. Belvac Prod. Mach., Inc., No. 6:18-CV-00075, 2020 WL 3643133 (W.D. Va. July 6, 2018), aff'd, No. 20-1805, 2022 WL 4996507 (4th Cir. Oct. 4, 2022) (dismissal of sex-based pay discrimination claims against manufacturer on summary judgment affirmed by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals).



Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A.



U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • The Arc of Central Virginia, Board of Directors President (2011-2018), Board of Directors (2015 -2018)
  • James River Day School, Board of Directors (2023-present)
  • Lynchburg Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National and Lynchburg Chapters
  • Virginia Bar Association, Board of Governors (2022-2024), Young Lawyer’s Division (YLD) Chair (2023-2024), Labor and Employment Law Section Council (2020-present)
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors (2019-2023)
  • The Williams Home, Board of Directors (2020-present)

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