Patrick Kearney draws on a mix of skills in pursuing his “passion for doing the job right.” He is a quick study, is blessed with a magnificent memory and possesses remarkable communication skills, all of which come into play when he represents clients as a trial lawyer or in bankruptcy matters. And while he is inherently motivated to excel in court or to negotiate the most favorable terms for a client, there is rarely a day that he goes home and doesn’t ask himself “What could I have done better?”
It is equally fulfilling for Patrick to prepare a compelling narrative for trial based on a review of all the elements of a cause of action or analyze a business’ and individual’s finances in search of an innovative way to reorganize finances. His legal talents are matched by his tenacity; he once litigated a complex partnership dispute that found him appearing in five different courts in two jurisdictions. He also argued a variety of cases in appellate courts, including a pension benefit case which claimed malpractice against a service provider.
According to Patrick, lawyering is the most honorable of professions, one that he acknowledges and respects for the specific set of ethical rules all attorneys are sworn to follow. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has received recognition as a “Super Lawyer” in both Maryland and the District of Columbia and was named among the area’s “Legal Elite” in Washington SmartCEO Magazine. He has also received several judicial appointments, previously held multiple leadership positions for the Bankruptcy Bar Association for Maryland and is currently a Master of the Walter Chandler American Inn of Court.
A graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, Patrick is a member of the Bar in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th and D.C. Circuits and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
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