Pat focuses his practice on helping clients comply with federal and state telemarketing, advertising, privacy and other consumer protection laws and regulations. With experience in both civil litigation and as a judicial staff attorney, he also brings significant knowledge of both procedural and substantive areas of law to his work in representing clients in litigation and before state and federal regulatory agencies.
Pat has represented clients in consumer protection matters involving Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act claims, the Truth-in-Lending Act, compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, the Ohio Arbitration Act, real estate disputes, and related contract and common law actions. In his time with the court, he researched and drafted several decisions in cases alleging violations of the CSPA, federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and breaches of contract and actions on accounts. As a staff attorney, Pat has also conducted pre-trials and status conferences with counsel on behalf of the court.
Pat is accredited as a Customer Engagement Compliance Professional (CECP) through the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
- Lead counsel in multiple successful cases before Ohio courts of appeals and federal court.
- Research and draft court decisions in numerous cases involving consumer transactions, including automotive, credit cards/accounts, residential construction/remodeling, and state regulatory enforcement.