Patrick Doran handles a variety of consumer defense, contract and intellectual property litigation. Patrick primarily practices in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey but has experience in federal courts across the nation. He has experience defending lawsuits against banks, mortgage lenders and servicers and auto finance companies.
These include claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as state unfair trade practices laws and lender liability claims.
Patrick also handles various intellectual property matters involving patent and trademark infringement, as well as commercial contract and lease disputes. In addition, Patrick has prepared firm opinions on various issues, obtained positive results for prisoners in Section 1983 actions and has argued matters in multiple orphans courts of the Commonwealth on behalf of clients seeking legal guardianships.
Prior to joining Buchanan, Patrick completed a number of legal internships and assistantships while in law school, including an internship with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office where he prosecuted cases in the Municipal Court. He was also a legal intern in the compliance division of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.
Patrick conducts a careful examination of his clients’ legal needs and desires, provides a thoughtful, thorough and honest assessment of the issues, and works closely with them on implementing an effective strategy to achieve their objectives. Patrick adheres to the principle of respectful discourse with his adversaries even to the most contentious negotiations but advocates in the courtroom with the steadiness, courage and zeal that his clients expect and deserve.
- Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude; Senior Articles Editor, Drexel Law Review; Member of the Drexel Environmental Law Society; Member of the Drexel International Law Society
- LaSalle University, B.A., 2000, summa cum laude, Biology
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
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