Patrick W. McGinnis
“I can think of no better way to use what tools and energy I have than to make others whole again.”
Patrick W. McGinnis began his legal career representing and defending large companies in various disputes against both individuals and other businesses. He now stands opposite these companies in the courtroom to help individuals and families that are wronged and struck with tragedy.
Patrick believes that in most cases, those injured by wrongful business practices are severely disadvantaged to adequately fight those responsible. Having defended companies in these situations before, he is uniquely positioned to understand the strategies used to keep individuals at a disadvantage. Patrick seeks to right these wrongs. He wants individuals to be made whole where businesses fail to take responsibility and act.
Patrick has always been a competitor. Throughout his tenure at South Texas College of Law in Houston, he competed as a varsity advocate for the moot court team, which has consistently ranked as a top team in the nation. He was awarded in advocacy for brief writing and oral argument skills, and served as a member of the South Texas Law Review. He continues to coach student-advocates at the law school to carry on the winning tradition.
Patrick received his B.A. in Philosophy and Spanish from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. During his undergraduate and law school education, Patrick worked as a tennis professional at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy in New Braunfels, and at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
Patrick was raised in Houston, Texas, and is strongly impassioned by Texas citizens in need of representation. He represents both English and Spanish-speaking clients and continues to improve his outreach to the Spanish-speaking community. He enjoys getting to know the eclectic and rich culture of Houston with his family and friends, and he competes every spring in the Houston Rodeo World Championship BBQ Cook-Off.