Pat is dedicated to providing creative legal solutions. Whether he is attending a late-night board meeting, answering a Sunday afternoon email or taking a conference call on the way to the office, Pat is responsive and diligent in serving clients’ needs. In his third decade of representing boards of education and other public agencies, Pat has negotiated numerous labor contracts and handled dozens of arbitrations, proceedings before administrative agencies, employee discipline and discharge cases and student discipline matters. Pat is valued for his strategic analysis, attention to detail and unwavering advocacy on clients’ behalf.
Pat’s connection to public education runs deep. His family served on boards of education in Ohio for three generations. Before joining Scott Scriven LLP, Pat also served as legal counsel to the Ohio School Boards Association. Pat recognizes the economic realities facing public sector clients. His goal always is to provide efficient and effective advice and counsel. His depth and breadth of school law knowledge enables him to provide practical and strategic counsel on a broad multitude of legal issues.
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Pat passed on his passion for public education to his family. His college-age son is an education/psychology major and plans to pursue graduate studies in education policy.