1. The "Lawyer's Lawyer:"
Consultation Services for Attorneys. Since 1983 Mr. Patrick's practice
has emphasized the provision of consulting services to other attorneys and
acting as outside counsel in complex cases. These services include legal
research, drafting pleadings, drafting and responding to motions, and
general consultation on both pre-trial and trial issues.
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of Mr. Patrick's considerable appellate experience, he also assists other
attorneys behind the scenes to avoid appellate problems before they arise.
His advice has also been extremely valuable to other attorneys in
determining how to handle a tough issue for their clients. Hourly rates
for these services are reasonable and negotiable to be consistent with
rates charged in the lawyer's local community and the budget needs of the
individual lawyer and his client.
2. Appellate Services.
Since 1977 Mr. Patrick's practice has emphasized practice in both
state and federal appellate courts. The services he provides include: (1)
Writing briefs and presenting oral argument for both appellants and
respondents, (2) Telephone consultation with other attorneys on appellate
issues and rules, and (3) Evaluation of cases for possible appeal and
advice on whether an appeal is warranted, cost effective and/or necessary
Mr. Patrick has handled many appeals in a wide variety of civil
cases, including but not limited to corporate and business law, real
property, contracts, domestic relations, and personal injury.