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Patrick D. Lawler

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Jacqueline Williams
Phone: 919.838.2050


Patrick Lawler is an associate in Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group. Patrick advises clients in a variety of industries on a broad range of employment issues, including developing effective policies and procedures and providing risk management advice. He assists in identifying and managing employment-related issues in mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other corporate transactions. In addition, Patrick defends employers from claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and other business-related claims.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Patrick was an associate in the Raleigh office of a global labor and employment law firm. 

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Aycock-Poe Scholarship
  • North Carolina Law Review (2012-2013)

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  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina


University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 2014

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2009

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