Patrick J. Boyle

Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle is an experienced New York and New Jersey trial attorney, and a member of Venable's New York Litigation Group. Clients seek Patrick's representation and counsel when facing difficult claims and disputes involving insurance coverage, professional liability, and financial cases – particularly mortgage-backed securities. He also advises corporations and individuals in tort liability and insurance claims, and has argued a wide range of complex appellate matters involving securities, banking, tax, lender liability, and catastrophic tort liability issues.

Patrick's clients include high-profile corporate clients and government entities in the financial, insurance, transportation, maritime, construction, environmental, and manufacturing industries. He 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.

For a decade prior to embarking on his legal career, Patrick was an experienced industrial hygienist and environmental safety professional. He 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.


Representative Matters

  • Handled several high-profile plaintiff tort liability actions across the country, including;
    • Companhia Energética Potiguar in its case against Caterpillar in Miami, Florida
    • Punta Gorda, Florida trial for the Estate of Denise Amber Lee (Charlotte County, Florida)

Representative Clients

  • State of New Jersey
  • 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 New York
  • Lloyd's of London
  • Syndicates and domestic marine insurers
  • Commercial property owners
  • Waterfront stevedores
  • Freight forwarders




  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the 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