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Patrick Haney

Patrick Haney is a civil-rights trial lawyer experienced at litigating high-profile civil cases against large corporations and government entities. His practice centers on holding organizations accountable for disrespecting individuals’ right to be treated fairly and equally, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability—among others. He also champions clients’ rights through the firm’s white-collar-criminal-defense and business-litigation practices.

Prepared with jury-trial experience, Patrick understands the complexities of litigation and how to manage them to satisfy his clients’ objectives. He has used that insight to achieve significant results, including:

  • Successfully resolving discrimination and retaliation cases against major corporations.
  • Protecting the ability of individuals with disabilities to participate meaningfully in society—from deaf individuals communicating with their physicians to family members being able to access facilities to watch sports matches.
  • Securing school transcripts that accurately reflect a trans person’s gender identity.
  • Reaching favorable settlements in wage-and-hour cases in a collective-action process through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

In the firm’s white-collar-criminal-defense practice, Patrick has defended clients against healthcare-fraud, tax-fraud, and public-corruption charges and investigations. Trained as an accountant, Patrick brings a keen, analytical approach to assessing and solving complex legal problems. He regularly advises clients not only on the law, but also on how strategic decisions will influence the broader dynamics of a case.

Patrick came to Cleveland, Ohio to pursue his legal education at Case Western Reserve University. There he served as a contributing editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review, which published two pieces written by him, including a constitutional analysis named the journal’s Outstanding Note of the Year. He further co-led the Big Brothers Big Sisters site program hosted at the law school. For years, Patrick has volunteered his time to 3Rs, a Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association program aimed at helping high-school students understand the legal system and at increasing diversity within the legal profession. He is now a member of the program’s oversight committee.

Before his legal career, Patrick provided tax-preparation and research assistance for a Cleveland-area tax-and-accounting firm. He received his B.S. in business administration, magna cum laude, from Bowling Green State University, dual-specializing in pre-law and accounting. Patrick is admitted to practice law in Ohio.


Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic

Bar Admissions

Ohio, Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations and Memberships

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio Employment Lawyers Association


Case Western Reserve University Law School, J.D., Cleveland, Ohio, magna cum laude

Bowling Green State University, B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting), Bowling Green, Ohio, magna cum laude

Honors and Awards

Case Western Reserve Law Review Outstanding Student Note Award

Case Western Reserve School of Law: Dean's Community Service Award


Note, Coercion by the Numbers: Conditional Spending Doctrine and the Future of Federal Education Spending, 64 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 577

Comment, The Gifted Commitment: Gifted Education's Unrecognized Relevance in "Thorough and Efficient" Public Schools, 64 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 279

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