Patrick graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in both History and Theology. After graduating, Patrick took a couple years off from school, “mannying” for his two nieces—who were then two years old and five months old. He is grateful for these many special years with them both.
Patrick eventually returned to school, enrolling at Marquette University Law School, in the Fall of 2013. While in law school, Patrick was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Review and also competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in Trademarks. His student comment, “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Why Interpreting the New Law on Its Own Terms Promotes Uniformity” was awarded the Frank DeGuire Award by Marquette for Best Published Comment in 2016. Patrick’s moot court team placed in the top 20 nationally for best oral argument in 2016 as well.
After graduating from Marquette law school, Patrick then sat for and passed the Illinois Bar Exam. Patrick continues to maintain his legal licenses in both states. Although Patrick focused primarily on intellectual property in law school, he began developing a keen interest in Estate Planning after one of his uncle’s was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in early 2017. Patrick’s firsthand experiences with the struggles individuals and their loved ones must navigate during the worst of times convinced him to begin shifting his focus from intellectual property to estate planning so that people are prepared for the worst while still hoping for the best.
Today, Patrick lives in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, where he enjoys hiking city trails and tasting new foods.