Patrick Schwedler is an associate at Johnson Marlowe, LLP who represents plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate litigation. His trial court experience includes representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of matters, including contract and warranty disputes, environmental suits, breach of fiduciary duty claims, tortious interference with contract claims, civil RICO violations and workplace disputes. Patrick also has significant experience advising on, and litigating, unfair competition matters involving computer crimes, restrictive covenants, trade secret misappropriation and other business torts.
Patrick started his private practice career as an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. At Troutman Sanders, Patrick focused on business litigation, employment law and appellate practice. As appellate counsel, Patrick has helped clients secure victories in front of the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. His appellate experience includes obtaining reversal of a multi-million-dollar jury verdict and twice reversing lower courts in matters of first impression under Georgia law.
Prior to joining Troutman Sanders, Patrick served as a judicial clerk for then Chief Judge Joel F. Dubina of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit and Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. In addition to his private practice and clerkship experience, Patrick served as a faculty member at the University of Georgia Law School during 2016-2017. He has also published articles discussing arbitration and employment related issues, which have appeared in or are forthcoming in the Cincinnati Law Review and the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal.
Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Clemson University where he was member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he served on the executive board of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Blue Key National Honor Society and the Order of the Coif.
Away from the office, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Elyse, and their daughter.