Patrick H. Strong

Counsel Birmingham
(205) 226-3474
(205) 253-2175
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Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2006,

    magna cum laude; Mississippi Law Journal; Student Body President

  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., 2002, Political Science
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2006
About Patrick
Since 2007, Patrick has helped negotiate more than $385 million in coaching contracts and has prepared clients for more than 125 interviews.
Q&A
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    Although there are common strategies applied for each client, we offer a customized approach focused on job placement, contract negotiation, and career management. This is a personal business, and our team is designed strategically to facilitate complete trust and confidence while helping our clients advance their careers.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    Every day brings a new challenge and opportunity. There are no typical days, this makes my schedule highly unpredictable. We are helping real people navigate real issues that impact them directly. There is a lot of personal satisfaction that comes from that relationship.

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?
MORE ABOUT Patrick
  • Larry Fedora, University of North Carolina: Negotiated contract extension for UNC head football coach, making him the highest paid football coach in school history. (2016)
  • Sonny Dykes, University of California: Negotiated $11.3 million contract extension for California head football coach. (2016)
  • Geoff Collins, Temple University: Navigated coaching search and negotiated contract making him one of the highest paid first-time head coaches in AAC history. (2017)
  • Todd Monken, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Negotiated one of the highest paying contracts for a first-time NFL coordinator. (2016)
  • Seth Littrell, University of North Texas: Navigated coaching search for first-time head coach and negotiated contract making him the highest paid coach with the highest salary pool in Conference USA (2016) followed by the highest paying contract in school history. (2017)
  • Dave Aranda, LSU: Navigated coordinator search and negotiated top five defensive coordinator contract in the country (2016) followed by the highest paying coordinator contract in the history of college football. (2017)
  • Gene Chizik, University of North Carolina: Negotiated top ten defensive coordinator contract in the country. (2016)   
  • Mike Bobo, Colorado State University: Navigated coaching search for first-time head coach and negotiated highest salary for first-time head coach in MWC and school history. (2015)
  • Philip Montgomery, University of Tulsa: Navigated coaching search for first-time head coach and negotiated significant compensation increase over previous head coach (2015) followed by the highest paying contract in school history for a football coach. (2017)
  • Neal Brown, Troy University: Navigated coaching search for first-time head coach and negotiated highest salary for first-time head coach in school history (2015) followed by the highest paying contract in school history. (2017)
        Education
        • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2006,

          magna cum laude; Mississippi Law Journal; Student Body President

        • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2002, Political Science
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2006
        Awards & Accolades
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2016
        • Birmingham Business Journal, Rising Star Lawyer, 2015
        • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, 2014
        • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 9, 2013
        Community Involvement
        • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Deacon