Patrick was an attorney who seemed trustworthy at the time I first consulted with him, and he proved to be exactly that throughout the process. He grasped the unique aspects and complexities of my personal situation, sympathized and empathized with my plight, but was also very honest and direct in his assessment of the situation. He researched previous case law that could apply to my case and he asked for - and utilized - my personal input when drafting the brief for my case. He did not discount anything as unimportant, but rather carefully analyzed each item and made the appropriate determination. My particular case dealt with unemplyment benefits and was the fourth or fifth appeal in the process but the first one that I had to retain counsel at my expense. I almost did not go through with the process but Patrick advised me that he thought it would be worth it to file an appeal. We won the appeal and I was awarded back benefits of over 12 months and some benefits going forward. Patrick is intelligent, low key, down to earth and honest, a great guy to have working on your behalf.