Patrick McCormick

Senior Partner and General Counsel


(631) 738-9100 ext. 308

Patrick McCormick has built a reputation as a strategic and talented appellate attorney over nearly three decades in the field. Representing clients in civil and criminal matters in both federal and state court, Patrick has argued numerous appeals, including three arguments at the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Under his leadership as practice chair, the firm’s Appeals group has become a go-to Long Island appellate practice team for clients and trial lawyers alike.

Patrick is also a respected trial attorney, litigating all types of complex commercial and real estate matters. He counsels clients on issues including contract disputes, disputes over employment agreements and restrictive covenants, corporate and partnership dissolutions, trade secrets, insurance claims, real estate title claims, mortgage foreclosure, and lease disputes.  Additionally, Patrick represents national commercial shopping centers, retailers, and publicly traded home builders in commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters including lease and contract drafting and review, eviction proceedings, rent collection, lease violations, security deposits, habitability issues, and environmental matters.

As Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, the educational arm of the Suffolk County Bar Association, Patrick spearheaded the continuing education of thousands of New York lawyers, requiring him to stay ahead of the latest legal updates, policy changes, and trends on a broad range of legal topics. He also serves on the Executive Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Bar Association. These roles have given Patrick the insight and experience to handle litigation and appeals on a wide range of matters, and his colleagues across the legal profession routinely turn to him for guidance.

Prior to entering private practice, Patrick served for four years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, where he prosecuted felony matters and appeals and conducted preliminary felony and homicide investigations at crime scenes.

Fordham University, B.A.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.

New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Secretary (Executive Board), Board of Directors, Suffolk County Bar Association
Immediate Past Dean, Suffolk Academy of Law
Board of Directors, Past President, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
Board of Directors, Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI)
Past Co-Chair, Suffolk County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee
Associate Member, Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI)
Alexander Hamilton Inn of Court
Past Adjunct Professor of Law, Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Suffolk County Bar Association Directors’ Award (2018)
Super Lawyers (2013-2019)
Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News (2015)
Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate Law, Long Island Business News (2011)

In the News

Articles by Patrick McCormick

Lectures & Presentations

July 2019, Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord-Tenant Law: Urgent Update”

January 2019: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Evidence & Admission of Business Records”

April 2018: Hofstra Law School, Moot Court (Judge)

April 2018:  Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord-Tenant Update”

March 2018: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Trial Practicum – Evidence” (Mentor)

June 2017: New York State Judicial Institute (statewide education and training for the judges and justices of the New York State Unified Court System), “Yellowstone Injunctions and Stays Pending Appeal”

June 2017: CMM, “Help the Mediator Help You”

February 2017: CMM, “Evidence Update”

January 2017: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord-Tenant Update”

October 2016: Suffolk County Bar Association, “View from the Bench and Practical Application of the Rules of Evidence”

September 2016: CMM, “It’s Not You, It’s Me: Business Breakups & View from the Bench”

September 2016: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord-Tenant Update”

July 2016: CMM, “Civil Practice & Discovery Update 2016”

May 2016: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Electronic Evidence Show and Tell: Admitting Social Media Evidence”

February 2016: CMM CLE Series, “Arbitration Basics”

April 2015: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Appellate Practice Nuts & Bolts”

April 2015: Hofstra Law School: “First Year Students Appellate Advocacy Oral Arguments,” Judge

October 2014: Suffolk County Bar Association, Conference Chair, “Issues in Commercial & Corporate Law” CLE Conference

July 2014: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Practicing in the Outlying District Courts”

April 2014: Hofstra Law School: “First Year Students Appellate Advocacy Oral Arguments,” Judge

February 2014: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord-Tenant Update”

July 2013: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord/Tenant Summary Proceedings”

February 2013: Suffolk County Bar Association, “Landlord-Tenant Update”

February 2013: New York State Bar Association, “Federal Civil Practice: A Primer”