Freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, from excessive force, from unreasonable searches and seizure, from government discrimination. Due process of law.
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:
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
Ohio, Northern District of Ohio
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
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