Pat is the founding chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. His practice consists of labor law under the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Immigration Reform and Control Act and other federal and state statutory and common law issues involving employee relations and litigation (exclusively representing management).
Pat spends considerable time consulting with clients and engaging in preventive measures to avoid litigation, representing clients in both the private and public sectors.
His experience includes negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, handling union organizing campaigns and litigation of cases involving employee relations before the United States Supreme Court, various United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, Federal District Courts, the National Labor Relations Board, United States Department of Labor and various state and local agencies.
From 1968 to 1972 he served as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in the Cincinnati, Ohio Regional Office.
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D.
California State University, Los Angeles, B.A.
U.S. Supreme Court
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2020-2022; Senior Statesperson 2023
The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Management 2011-2024; Labor Law – Management, 2011-2024; Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2011-2024
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2022; “Top 50 in Kentucky,” 2010-2011
Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2009-2017
AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Best of United States
“Distinguished Alumnus Award,” UofL Law School Alumni Council, 2007
American Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Metropolitan Sewer District Board of Directors, Member and Chair of Board
Louisville Ballet Company, Chair of Board and Executive Committee Member
Access Center Partnership, Chair of Board
St. James Conrad Caldwell House, Chair of Board
Preservation Alliance Louisville, Jefferson County, Chair of Board
Kentucky Center for the Arts, Appointed by Governor to Commission to Develop the Center
August 18, 2016