Patrick Patronas

Patrick Patronas practices in LGWM’s Architects and Engineers, Environmental Litigation and Construction Law Practice Groups.  Patrick has over 25 years of experience litigating complex matters in state and fe... Read More »

880 Montclair Road, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35213

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Patrick Patronas practices in LGWM’s Architects and Engineers, Environmental Litigation and Construction Law Practice Groups.  Patrick has over 25 years of experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Patrick represents architects, engineers, design builders, several contractors, subcontractors, and surveyors in claims related to residential, commercial and government projects. Patrick also represents engineers, developers, owners, contractors and manufacturers in federal and state law claims involving environmental and toxic tort litigation.

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Professional Profile

Member, Mississippi Bar Association
Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Tennessee Bar Association
Member, Birmingham Bar Association


All Alabama State Courts
All Mississippi State Courts
All Tennessee State Courts
The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Mississippi
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
The United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits


University of South Alabama, B.A. (1985)
Cumberland School of Law, J.D. (1988)

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Cases of Note

  • Represented a contractor involved in the construction and utilization of a landfill in South Alabama. Claims asserted by more than 60 Plaintiffs included Clean Air Act violations, Solid Waste Disposal Act violations, and state law claims.
  • Represented a wastewater consulting firm in Alabama in a lawsuit brought by ten property owners claiming discharges of untreated/pretreated wastewater on their property. The case involved a municipality and received significant local news coverage, adding a layer of complexity to an already emotionally-charged situation.
  • Represented a civil engineering firm in a lawsuit in Alabama involving the design and layout of a subdivision. The developers claimed the negligent design resulted in substantial slope instability, inability to market and sale the property, and the refusal of the local governmental entity to take over control of the infrastructure.
  • Represented a firm responsible for the design of a 70-foot high MSE slope system in Alabama involved in a failure to retain a $36 million shopping center. Alleged damages by owner exceeded $5 million.
  • Represented Design/Build company involving the construction of a $200 million commercial building in Alabama. The owner claimed numerous defects in the building including roof failure, building envelope compromise and masonry attachment deficiencies. The claim encompassed both design and construction issues and involved amounts in excess of $5 million.
  • Represented an architect in a condominium conversion case in Alabama related to claims brought by a condominium owner’s association. The design claims brough by the Plaintiff included structural attachment concerns, waterproofing failure, and sound attenuation deficiencies.
  • Represented Design/Builder in claims arising out of the construction of a $20 million data center in Mississippi. Claims against the Design/Builder involved differential settlement of the foundation slab and nonconformance with plans and specifications.
  • Represented an Architect who designed a restaurant in Mississippi. An adjoining land owner and utility provider brought suit for over $5 million alleging damage to property resulting from the design and construction of the building.
  • Represented an Architect in Tennessee related to the construction of a $40 million community center. The design claims by the owner involved water infiltration through the building envelope. The alleged damages exceeded $3 million. 
  • Represented a contractor in Tennessee in regard to Clean Water Act claim in excess of $10 million. The damages claim included remediation of a lake and additional real property.
  • Represented an engineering firm involved in a significant refit of a manufacturing facility in Tennessee. The alleged damages related to the design and construction of mechanical components of the factory and EPA regulations.
  • Represented a Florida architect in a lawsuit arising out of the construction of a nineteen-story condominium, wherein Plaintiff claimed nineteen separate categories of design issues, including delamination of the stucco and water infiltration, totaling in excess of $5 million. This complex litigation included over twenty parties to the litigation and spanned several years.
  • Represented a mechanical contractor in Florida that installed and repaired a natural gas-fired water boiler at an apartment complex. Seventeen individual Plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $20 million for permanent and serious brain injuries as a result of the exposure.
  • Represented a Washington D.C. architectural firm against claims related to the design of the United States Embassy. Claims brought by the Contractor involved complex issues related to the architectural layout and structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering.
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Reported Cases

  • Walmart v. OORE, 647 F. 3d 237 (5th Cir. 2011);
  • Ex Parte 3M Co., Inc., 42 So 3d 228 (Ala. 2010);
  • OBE Ins. Corp. v. Austin Co., 23 So. 3d 1127 (Ala. 2009);
  • Ala. Dept. of Corr. V. Thompson, 855 So. 2d 963 (Ala. 2003);
  • Curtis v. Quality Floors, 653 So. 2d 963 (Ala. 1995);
  • Kraz v. Holliman, 142 So. 3d 1161 (Ala. Civ. App. 2013);
  • Thomas v. McKee, 205 F. Supp. 2d 1275 (M.D. Ala. 2002);
  • Carmichael v. Agur Realty Company, Inc., 574 So. 2d 603 (Miss. 1990);
  • U.S. v. Dawn Properties, Inc., 64 F. Supp. 3d 955 (S.D. Miss. 2014)
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Practice Areas

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