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Patrick has been a shareholder in the Bradshaw Law Firm's litigation division since 2002.  Prior to joining Bradshaw, Patrick was a partner in another Des Moines litigation firm.  Patrick practices primarily in employment law, but is also experienced in handling complex civil rights, commercial, and insurance litigation.  He has handled cases in every Iowa judicial district, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Iowa Civil Rights Commission, local human rights commissions, the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.


In addition to litigation, Patrick's practice includes consulting with employers on legal compliance, drafting employment policies and handbooks, management training, internal investigations, litigation avoidance, labor relations, and risk management.  He lectures on various employment law topics to human resource professionals and attorneys, and publishes the Iowa Employment Law Blog.  Patrick is a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society.  Patrick and his wife Sue have six children.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    22 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%
    22 years

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801 Grand Avenue
Suite 3700
Des Moines, IA, 50309


IAAuthorized to practice law199310/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C.2002 - Present
MemberHuber, Book, Cortese, Happe & Brown, P.L.C.1993 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaCharter Fellow2007 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A2002 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Drake UniversityEconomics and FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Human Resources Law UpdateThe Rules of Discipline and Discharge2009
American Corporate Counsel Association (Iowa Chapter) LuncheonThe Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act2009
American Corporate Counsel Association (Iowa Chapter) 2009 Annual MeetingThe Brave New World of Employment Law2009
SES Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law Developments2008
American Corporate Counsel Association (Iowa Chapter) 2008 Annual MeetingManaging a Diverse Workforce2008