Patrick Pearsall practices in the areas of administrative and appellate law, with an emphasis on the representation of utilities and pipelines. Patrick’s administrative law practice includes representing clients in contested cases, rulemakings, and complaint proceedings before regulatory agencies including the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His 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. Patrick also has extensive experience drafting and arguing dispositive motions, preparing and providing jury charge support, and providing legal support in complex class-action litigation.
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.