Patrick R. Akers

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Offices Cleveland
Phone 216.479.6185
Fax 216.937.3712

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Patrick is an associate in the Vorys Cleveland office and is a member of the litigation group.  His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.  Patrick represents public and private entities in a wide array of matters, including avoidance actions, business torts, class actions, commercial contract disputes, and patent infringement.  He has experience drafting pleadings, written discovery, and trial and appellate briefs; managing discovery and taking depositions; preparing and arguing procedural and dispositive motions; and resolving cases at mediation.  Patrick also represents trustees and creditors in bankruptcy cases and creditors’ rights litigation, including garnishments and receiverships.

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Patrick received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was executive editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.  He received his M.B.A. from Auburn University and his B.A. with distinction and honors from the University of Iowa.

Before joining Vorys, Patrick served as a communications officer in the United States Air Force.

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