Pat represents clients in a variety of industries throughout the United States in every aspect of pre-trial, trial and post-trial activity. He has extensive, in-depth experience in cases involving complex scientific, engineering and financial issues. His practice spans from toxic tort, product liability, construction and commercial cases, to securities, antitrust and appellate actions.

Pat is highly regarded in the legal community for his unique ability to present complex scientific issues in terms that are understandable and relatable to laypeople. In large multiparty cases, Pat is the go-to attorney for examining opposing experts and developing experts for both his clients and parties with interests aligned with those clients. Pat typically is the lead attorney in examining opposing experts, both in deposition and at trial.

Pat is also highly knowledgeable in the fields of finance and investing. In addition to holding a CPA Certificate from Missouri, Pat has been a successful value and special situations investor for nearly 30 years, and regularly discusses economics and investment trends with widely recognized experts in economics and investing.

Publications

Author, A Valuable Defense: The Economic Loss Rule and Defective Product Components, In-House Defense Quarterly, Fall 2014. 

Author, Kansas Chapter, DRI Collateral Source Compendium (2012).

Presentations

Defending Fire Loss Claims, MO-Kan Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers 2011 Training Seminar; Overland Park, Kansas; June 6, 2011.

Legal Issues Facing Code Officials and AHJs, MO-Kan Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers 2011 Training Seminar; Blue Springs, Missouri; April 26, 2011.

Avoiding Litigation in the Fire Protection World, NFPA Conference and Exposition; Chicago, Illinois; June 8, 2009.

Strategies in the Defense of the Fire Suppression System, DRI Fire and Casualty Seminar; Chicago, Illinois; November 20-21, 2008.

The Role of the Inspector: Tension Between NFPA 13 and 25, NFPA World Safety Conference and Exposition; Las Vegas, Nevada; June 2, 2008.