Patrick has been “highly recommended” by the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the highest rating available for a Court of Common Pleas candidate. The rating is specifically defined by the Bar Association as follows:
1. Exibits preeminence in the law by way of outstanding legal ability and a wide range of experience, either in a specialized field of law or a more varied practice, and has a reputation in the legal community as standing at the top of his/her profession.
2. Possesses a reputation for the utmost integrity and temperament to excel as a judge of the court for which he/she is a candidate.
3. Exibits outstanding citizenship by way of community and professional contributions.
4. Is an exceptional individual who will enhance or has enhanced the competence, dignity, and public perception of the bench.