An ambitious attorney, Patrick Cleary defends major automotive and all-terrain manufacturers against product liability cases in both state and federal court. Patrick has defended major automotive manufacturers of tier one component suppliers, ATV manufacturers, and others against claims of unintended acceleration, false advertising cases and asbestos litigation.
With a degree in chemical engineering, Patrick particularly enjoys developing mastery for how a product is designed and operates, then translating this knowledge into persuasive and understandable presentations and written materials.
While in law school, Patrick led a pro bono tax assistance program, and was a teaching assistant for a Legal Writing and Research class. Patrick has industrial experience at a consumer-products research and development facility and conducted a technical study on the feasibility of converting paper mills into biofuel refineries.
Patrick volunteers with the Young Lawyers Division Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, providing pro bono tax assistance to the community. In addition, Patrick is the president of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Alumni Association for 2013–2014.