• J.D., University of Virginia Law School
  • B.A. Communications, Hampton University
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Salutatorian
    • President’s Award for Most Outstanding Graduate


  • Commonwealth of Virginia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • State of West Virginia Bar Association


  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • State of West Virginia


  • Jordan Patrick & Cooley LLP, Partner
  • Patrick Henry LLP, Managing Partner
  • Aide to U.S. Congressman
  • Counsel to the Virginia State Conference, NAACP
  • Chair of Virginia Advisory Committee of the United States Civil Rights Commission

Richard E. Patrick

Of Counsel

Employment; Labor; Litigation


(703) 865-8699

Mr. Patrick is a nationally known employment litigation lawyer. He represents companies and individuals in a variety of employment and labor law matters.

Mr. Patrick began his legal career in the communications practice of a major Washington, D.C. law firm. Mr. Patrick has also worked as an aide to a U.S. Congressman, as well as general counsel to an international export-import company, among others.

Mr. Patrick specializes in litigation and advising small businesses. He has also developed a significant practice in the areas of corporate/small business counseling, employment and labor law; discrimination and civil rights law, including both trial and appellate litigation; and consumer law.

Mr. Patrick is active in the community, having served on Alexandria City Boards and the Board of Directors of several community organizations. He previously served as Counsel to the Virginia State Conference, NAACP, and was Chair of Virginia Advisory Committee of the United States Civil Rights Commission. Mr. Patrick is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and practices in the federal and local courts of those jurisdictions.