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A managing and founding partner of KSLN, Pat is one of the most active defense trial attorneys in Western New York. He is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Defense Practice Group. For more than 25 years, he has been defending individuals and corporations in all types of complex litigation, including tractor trailer and motor vehicle litigation, construction and labor law, professional liability and D&O, product liability and liquor liability. Because of Pat’s accomplishments in the courtroom, he has been included on the Super Lawyers list since 2007. He is a member of ABOTA and was voted to the 2018 Western New York Legal Elite.

In addition to managing KSLN, Pat is active in CLM and currently serves as the Regional Co-Chair for New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Pat has completed the Litigation Management Institute’s certified comprehensive study of the business of litigation management.

Pat is the proud father of Patrick and Connor, and recently welcomed his first grandchild, Eilish. He resides in Buffalo and enjoys CrossFit competition, collecting paintings from local artists, drinking great wine, and playing golf. 



  • J.D., South Texas College of Law

  • B.S., Political Science, Canisius College


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating AV® Distinguished

  • Along with Judith Treger Shelton, coauthored the article, “Examination Under Oath: Waging the War Against Insurance Fraud, For the Defense”

  • Coauthored the article, “Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Analysis and the Seatbelt Defense, Practicing Law Institute”

  • Recognized by New York State Super Lawyers 2007-2023

  • Litigation Management Institute Graduate, 2013

  • Legal Elite of Western New York, 2015, 2018


  • Regional Co-Chair, Claims and Litigation Management (CLM)

  • Erie County Bar Association

  • New York Insurance Association

  • New York State Bar Association


  • New York State

  • State Bar of Texas

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

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