Leveraging deep experience in the construction industry, Patrick advises clients on heavy civil, infrastructure, and environmental projects.

Get To Know Patrick

Patrick has represented clients in the construction industry, with a focus on heavy civil and infrastructure projects, for more than 30 years, including contract drafting and negotiation, preparing and managing claims, dispute resolution, and representation in litigation and arbitration.  He also has an advanced degree and decades of experience in environmental compliance and remediation projects.

Patrick’s environmental practice involves representation of business and industrial clients in a wide range of regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement and litigation matters, covering many environmental regulatory programs and federal and state environmental laws. This has included:

  • Representation of clients in administrative enforcement and penalty assessment actions initiated by US EPA, Corps of Engineers, and state environmental agencies in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and California.
  • Representation of clients in CERCLA (Superfund) cost recovery suits initiated by US EPA, state environmental agencies, and private plaintiffs.
  • Representation of clients in litigation involving contaminated real estate.
  • Negotiation of environmental agreements incident to real estate transactions for commercial and industrial properties.
  • Negotiation of “Voluntary Remediation Program” agreements with Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, for remediation and reuse of contaminated industrial and commercial properties (“Brownfields”).
  • Representation of responsible parties under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Oil Pollution Act, and Virginia Water Control Law for oil and hazardous substance spills and releases.
  • Representation of clients in criminal investigations conducted by US EPA, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the FBI, and state agencies.
  • Assisted clients in application for and obtaining permits and contesting proposed permit conditions.

Patrick’s representation of construction and government contractor clients includes formation and registration of business entities including small and disadvantaged businesses; contract review, drafting and negotiation; preparation and presentation of claims; and representing clients in dispute resolution through administrative hearings, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He has assisted construction industry contractors and engineers with formation of teaming arrangements and joint ventures for design-build and public-private ventures.

As a member of the Virginia and North Carolina bars, Patrick has represented clients across the country and throughout the southeastern United States. While in law school, Pat was the managing editor for law review and an Honor Court Justice. 

Patrick was formerly a naval officer, serving as both a surface line officer and a Navy JAG. His Navy assignments were varied and included assignments as the Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence for Legal Affairs, and as the Regional Environmental Counsel for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He has held Top Secret and special access security clearances.


  • Drafting and negotiation of interim and comprehensive agreements for public-private projects under Virginia's PPTA and PPEA programs for water treatment systems and municipal buildings.
  • Drafting and negotiation of design-build and construction management contracts for large manufacturing facilities, civil infrastructure projects, sea-level rise mitigation projects, and municipal facilities.
  • Drafting and negotiation of prime contracts and subcontracts for large waterfront facilities, including port facilities and shipyards.
  • Representation of owners and contractors in dredging contract disputes.
  • Representation of potentially responsible parties in CERCLA (Superfund) litigation for battery and transformer disposal facilities.



George Washington University School of Law, LL.M.

William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

Virginia Tech, B.S.




American Bar Association

  • Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Division 13 Government Construction Contracting
  • Section on Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment

Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance

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