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Patrick Klida

Phone: 313-774-1000

Patrick Klida is an experienced litigator who represents corporations, governmental entities, public officials, and licensed professionals in federal and state courts.

At both the trial and appellate level, Patrick has a proven track record in complex and high-exposure cases litigating a variety of contract, business, professional liability, mass tort, product liability, civil rights, cybersecurity, general liability, insurance, construction, real estate, and employment matters.

Prior to joining Schenk and Bruetsch, Patrick worked as an associate attorney at an Am Law 200 law firm.

Bar Admissions
  • Michigan 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan – 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan – 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit – 2017
Education
  • J.D. – 2014, Wayne State University Law School
  • B.A. – 2010, James Madison College at Michigan State University
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Disputes & Litigation
  • Government Law & Contracting
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction
  • Employment
Representative Matters
  • Obtained preemptory reversal of a trial court’s liability determination in a multi-party negligence action in Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of elected officials in multiple federal civil rights lawsuits
  • Successfully brought counterclaims for breach of contract and indemnification on behalf of area business
  • Obtained dismissal of wrongful death and product liability action on behalf of a manufacturer of an automotive lift
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of a plaintiff’s complaint against a logistics company in in federal court
  • Reached favorable settlement agreement in a breach of contract action brought by a former chief magistrate judge
Awards
  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” 2021 edition
Community
  • Volunteer attorney for Election Protection
Clerkships
  • 2017-2018, Judge Prentis Edwards, Jr., Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

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