Pat Fagan represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business litigation in state and federal courts. Pat’s practice focuses on trial litigation involving the financial, technology, real estate, and services sectors. A combat veteran of the U.S. Army, Pat now applies that discipline and leadership in high-stakes litigation.
Pat has won multiple, multi-million dollar trial verdicts, and he has done so for both plaintiffs and defendants. Pat has also achieved multiple, million-dollar plus settlements for plaintiffs. Likewise, Pat has successfully defended clients against a variety of complex civil claims, including applying creative strategies against nationwide class actions. Pat has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Atlanta Magazine in each of the last two years, indicating that Georgia lawyers ranked him as among the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in Georgia.
Before joining the firm, Pat served as a law clerk to Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Prior to law school, Pat served as an Airborne-Ranger Captain in the U.S. Army. Between 2003 and 2006, Pat served two tours in Iraq. His military service awards include the Combat Action Badge and two Bronze Star Medals.
Pat received his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review. Pat received his undergraduate degree in economics and history, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. Pat is a native of Atlanta and returned home to join the firm in 2011. He resides in town with his wife and their newborn daughter.
Won an $11.1 million jury verdict in federal court for a healthcare technology company faced with the defendant’s breach of contract. Defeated hundreds of pages of pre-trial motions and won at trial against an AmLaw 100 firm. The jury awarded every dollar we asked for, including attorneys’ fees.
Successfully defended two printer cartridge businesses in a federal jury trial. Even though our clients were the defendants, we won a net verdict of over $1 million against a plaintiff suing for millions in damages. Argued and won a directed verdict against one of the world’s largest law firms.
Defended a Fortune 50 company in an arbitration over alternative energy sales. After the plaintiff filed arbitration demanding millions of dollars, we achieved a settlement whereby our client – the defendant – recovered money.
Defended an international business against confidentiality, trade secret, inventorship, and other claims related to automotive technology in lawsuits in the Southern District of New York.
Represented a closely-held corporation in a dispute over the breakup of the company and the intellectual property rights to its software.
Devised creative defense strategies to bring about favorable, individual settlements of nationwide class actions.
Represented a high-net-worth client’s trusts in a lawsuit against a large national bank regarding breach of contract and other duties owed in the management of investment accounts. After defeating the bank’s summary judgment motion, the matter was resolved to the parties’ mutual satisfaction.
Represent local banks in breach of contract actions. Have obtained millions of dollars of judgments for these banking clients.
Represent both employers and employees in restrictive covenant disputes involving non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements.
Defended against quiet-title claims regarding ownership of dozens of government properties.
On appeal to the Georgia Court of Appeals, won the complete reversal of a declaratory judgment entered against an insurer.
Successfully moved to dismiss a federal lawsuit seeking indemnification under our client’s professional liability policy.
Leadership Buckhead, Class of 2018
LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2013
Vice Chair, State Bar of Georgia Military/Veterans Law Section
Mentor, Fulton County Veterans Court
Barrister, Lamar Inn of Court
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta magazine, 2017-2018
- February 16, 2019Super Lawyers
- February 5, 2019Law360
- August 2, 2018Fulton County Daily Report
- February 21, 2018
- February 21, 2017Super Lawyers
- June 1, 2012
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2010
- Virginia Law Review, Senior Editor
- Virginia Law Veterans, President
- Criminal Defense Clinic
- Completed National Trial Advocacy College
Georgetown University, B.A., Economics and History, magna cum laude, 2002
Law Clerk, Chief Judge W. Keith Watkins, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 2010-2011
Captain, United States Army, 2002-2008
- State Bar of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia