Patrick is a native of Dothan, Alabama, having graduated from Northview High School in 1996. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Wallace Community College before transferring to Auburn University. While at Auburn University, Patrick was admitted into the Alpha Zeta Honor Fraternity in the School of Agriculture and subsequently obtained his B.S. degree in Agricultural Business. Upon graduation, Patrick turned his focus to the law and relocated to Fort Worth, Texas to enroll in law school at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law which has now become Texas A&M School of Law.
During his three years of law school, Patrick showed a significant interest in criminal law and the criminal justice system. Patrick interned as a law clerk for the Parker County Attorney’s Office in Weatherford, Texas where he regularly attended court hearings dealing with misdemeanors and family violence cases. Patrick also interned with the 371st District Court of Texas in Tarrant County where he was a judicial intern to Judge James Wilson. During his internship he was allowed unfettered access to all phases of the legal process in criminal cases where he gained significant insight into the criminal justice system. During his third year of law school, Patrick was named the coordinator of Street Law Program, which is a pro bono volunteer program that teaches inner city school kids about the legal system and the consequences of criminal law.
Once Patrick graduated law school in 2004, he made the decision to return home to Dothan with his wife to begin his legal career. In 2004 he began working in private practice as an associate with Thomas Brantley Attorney at Law. For the next 2 years he became engrossed in criminal and family law, handling cases from Capital Murder to Divorce and Personal Injury. Patrick also spent part of his career as an Assistant District Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit of Alabama in Houston/Henry Counties. While in the District Attorney’s office, Patrick was able to handle a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony cases. He has tried over 100 jury trials and gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience of the criminal justice system.
In 2015 Patrick returned to the private practice of law where he dedicates himself and strives to provide the best legal service to his clients on a personal level. He strongly believes that the experience he has gained as an assistant district attorney and a private practice attorney gives him a unique perspective from both sides of the law that is an invaluable asset to his clients.
V.O.C.A.L./ Wiregrass Angel House- 2010-2014
Fraternal Order of Police - 2010-2014
National District Attorney Association - 2010-2014
Houston County Bar- 2004- present
Alabama State Bar- 2004- present
National Peanut Festival- Board of Directors- 2013- present
Alabama State Bar- 2004
Supreme Court of Alabama 2004
Certified Guardian ad Litem 2015- present
B.S. Agricultural Business-2000
Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Fort Worth, TX
Doctorate of Jurisprudence- 2004
Top 25 Moot Court Competition-2001
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
Texas State Bar Association Student Division
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association-Student Division
Pro Bono Street Law Coordinator/ Teacher
Alpha Zeta Honor Fraternity