Patrick McCormick has built a reputation as a strategic and talented appellate attorney over his 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, among numerous other Task Force and committee roles. 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.
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
Second Vice President (Executive Board), Board of Directors, Suffolk County Bar Association
Joint Nassau/Suffolk Task Force regarding proposed consolidation of NYS Trial Courts; Website Task Force; Leadership Development Committee; Membership Services Committee, Suffolk County Bar Association
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®
Super Lawyers (2013-2021)
Suffolk County Bar Association Directors’ Award (2018)
Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News (2015)
Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate Law, Long Island Business News (2011)