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B. Patrick O’Grady     |     Associate

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ASSISTANT   |   Chris Fiske     804.762.8009
PARALEGAL   |   Tracey Simmons     804.622.1116

OFFICE   |   Richmond
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Patrick’s practice focuses on the defense of individuals, small businesses, and insurers in connection with personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, and business litigation. Patrick has tried over 100 cases to verdict in courts throughout Virginia.  Patrick joined Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman in 2019 after practicing at another Richmond civil litigation firm for five years.

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2010
  • Mercer University, J.D., cum laude, 2013
    • National Order of Barristers
Professional  Honors & Activities
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Vice-Chair, Auto and Transportation Section, 2019 – 2020
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Richmond Claims Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated, 2019
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite, Young Lawyer, 2019 & 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America:  Ones to Watch
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants – 2021
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Representative Experience
  • Successfully defended a nail salon in a personal injury case arising out of a pedicure
  • Successfully defended husband and wife homeowners in multiple property damage claims arising out of a fire loss
  • Successfully defended husband and wife tenants in multiple property damage claims arising out of an apartment fire
  • Obtained summary judgment on a punitive damages claim based upon alleged intoxication
  • Obtained summary judgment in a property damage action by the insured against his insurer
  • Successfully defended trucking company and its driver in a personal injury lawsuit
  • Successfully defended an insurance brokerage in a case arising out of a fire loss
  • Successfully defended a driver in multiple personal injury cases arising out of a rollover collision
  • Successfully defended a driver in a rear-end collision when the driver slid on icy roads
  • Successfully represented a small business owner in a breach of contract case

The cases referenced above do not represent the lawyer’s entire record.  Each case must be evaluated on its own facts.  The outcome of a particular case cannot be based on past results.

  • Challenging the use of BAC Test Results in Civil Litigation, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Spring Seminar, 2020
  • Claims with the Commonwealth, Virginia Farm Bureau Annual Claims Conference, Richmond, VA, 2018