Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., magna cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, 1997
    Articles and Notes Editor of the St. John’s Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Adelphi University, 1988
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Patrick J. Boyle


Patrick Boyle is a partner in Venable’s New York Litigation Group.  A successful New York and New Jersey trial attorney, Patrick maintains a high-profile commercial litigation practice with significant experience handling insurance coverage, professional liability and financial (particularly mortgage-backed securities) cases.

Patrick's clients include high-profile corporate clients and government entities in the financial, insurance, transportation, maritime, construction, environmental, and manufacturing industries.  He also advises corporations and individuals in tort liability and insurance claims.  He has argued a wide range of complex appellate matters involving securities, banking, tax, lender liability, and catastrophic tort liability issues.

Patrick has over 20 years of experience as a litigation attorney and has tried over 25 lawsuits and arbitrations to conclusion, for both plaintiffs and defendants. His legal and other professional experience provides a depth of knowledge in the insurance, transportation, energy, construction and real estate finance industries, where he has successfully handled cases for and against industry leaders. In addition to his home bar states of New York and New Jersey, he has been retained to handle significant tort liability, securities and commercial claims for both plaintiffs and defendants in cases pending throughout the United States, including state and federal cases in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and California.

Patrick spent the decade before becoming a lawyer as an industrial hygienist and environmental safety professional and held nine certifications from the New York State Department of Labor and the U.S. EPA for air monitoring and building inspections to determine the presence of asbestos-containing building materials.

Significant Matters

Patrick has represented the State of New Jersey, the City of New York, Battery Park City Authority, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Emigrant Bancorp, Lehman Brothers Bankhaus, Subaru of America, Suffolk Federal Credit Union, AIG, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Guy Carpenter & Co., DSV Air and Sea, Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP, Special Olympics NY, Lloyd's of London, syndicates and domestic marine insurers, commercial property owners, waterfront stevedores, freight forwarders, and other significant organizations. He has also handled many high-profile plaintiff tort liability actions across the country, including Companhia Energetica Potiguar in its case against Caterpillar in Miami, Florida and the Punta Gorda, Florida trial for the Estate of Denise Amber Lee.