Patrick J. Lorio
(504) 322-7266
plorio@pipesmiles.com
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Patrick J. Lorio practices commercial litigation, with a focus on construction litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, and securities litigation at both the trial and appellate level.  Patrick has extensive experience in insurance litigation, advising insurance companies on coverage issues and representing insurers in coverage and statutory bad faith disputes in both state and federal courts.

In construction litigation matters, Patrick represents construction companies and contractors in disputes involving breaches of contract, construction defects, and bid contests.  As part of his securities litigation practice, Patrick has represented national broker-dealers and registered representatives before FINRA arbitration panels in both customer and member disputes.

Patrick also has experience in environmental and toxic tort litigation, representing oil and gas companies in land contamination lawsuits at both the state and federal level.  Patrick’s general commercial litigation experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in disputes concerning the Louisiana Products Liability Act, defamation, corporate buyouts, and limited liability company member disputes. 

Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, where he graduated summa cum laude.  He received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he graduated as a James Kent Scholar.  While at Columbia Law School, Patrick served as Notes Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and authored an article on data breach litigation —“Access Denied: Data Breach Litigation, Article III Standing, and a Proposed Statutory Solution,” 51 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Problems 79 (Fall 2017).

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D., 2018

Tulane University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2014

Awards and Publications

Columbia Law School, James Kent Scholar

Tulane University, Phi Beta Kappa, Karlem Riess Memorial Award, 2014

Tulane University, William Wallace Peery Society

Author: “Access Denied: Data Breach Litigation, Article III Standing, and a Proposed Statutory Solution,” 51 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Problems 79 (Fall 2017).