Patrick Pearsall centers his practice on administrative and appellate litigation. Primarily, Patrick represents utilities and other clients in regulatory, trial, and appellate proceedings before state and federal agencies and courts.
Patrick’s administrative law practice includes representing clients in contested cases, complaints, and rulemakings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), Railroad Commission of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.
Patrick’s appellate experience includes briefing and orally arguing appeals and suits for judicial review of agency orders before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, and Texas Courts of Appeals, as well as filing amicus curiae briefs on legal issues of interest to clients. In addition, Patrick handles appeals arising out of general commercial litigation matters including product liability cases, insurance coverage disputes, and business transactions.
After law school, Patrick served as law clerk (2004-2005) and staff attorney (2005-2007) for Justice Bea Ann Smith, Third Court of Appeals, Austin.