Patrick represents individuals and institutions in commercial disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith matters, professional negligence claims, and fiduciary litigation.
Patrick pursues affirmative recoveries and defends lawsuits in federal and state courts. Patrick handles cases from pre-suit investigation, discovery, trial, and through appeal. Patrick has significant experience with complex motion practice, including requests for injunctive relief, dispositive motion practice, and post-trial or post-judgment motions.
Patrick also has an active appellate practice and has helped both appellants and respondents navigate the appeals process at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the South Dakota Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Larson • King, Patrick served as a Judicial Clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In that role, Patrick gained firsthand knowledge regarding judicial decision-making and the state court appellate process.
Prior to clerking, Patrick graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Public Policy and worked as a certified student attorney in the Federal Commutations Clinic and at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Outside of his practice, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and making the most of Minnesota’s Great Outdoors—in every season.
Obtained temporary restraining order and confidential settlement on behalf of employer in connection with fraud and embezzlement claims against former corporate officer.
Confidential settlement on behalf of commercial landlord in breach of contract, fraud, and misrepresentation claims against general contractor and subcontractor.
Confidential settlement on behalf of Wisconsin materials company in claims against national accounting firm for negligent audit and tax preparation services.
Prevailed in declaratory judgment action involving intentional act exclusion at the summary judgment stage.
Secured dismissal of fraud and misrepresentation claims at the Rule 12 stage, later affirmed on appeal. Johnson v. St. Louis Cnty. Pub. Health & Hum. Servs., 817 F. App’x 294 (8th Cir. 2020).
Secured dismissal of greater-than-ordinary negligence claim at the summary judgment stage, later affirmed on appeal. Anderson v. Rugged Races LLC, 42 F.4th 955 (8th Cir. 2022).
University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Editor-in-Chief, University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy
Dean’s Award, Client Interviewing & Counseling
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.
Minnesota; Wisconsin; US District Court – District of Minnesota; US District Court – District of South Dakota (pro hac vice); US Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
Ramsey County Bar Association
Eighth Circuit Bar Association
Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program
Leadership St. Paul, Class of 2022
Allocating Risk For Rugged Races, Pumped Up Parties, And Other Recreational Activities: Evaluating Exculpatory Clauses After Justice & Rugged Races – Minnesota Defense (Winter 2023), https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.mdla.org/resource/resmgr/media/MDLA-Magazine-winter-2023.pdf