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Patrick Silloway

Attorney
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Education
  • Mercer University School of Law
    J.D., 2015, summa cum laude, George Waldo Woodruff Award of Excellence, Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review, Brainerd Currie Honor Society, American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence 
  • University of Georgia
    B.A., History and B.A., Political Science, 2012, magna cum laude, with High Honors
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2015
About Patrick
Q&A
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    My time clerking greatly influences my practice. Apart from the experience analyzing cases and assisting with rendering decisions, my time with Judge Drake and Judge Manion gave me the opportunity to see the practice of law from behind the bench. I reviewed briefs and submissions, attended oral arguments and bench trials, and interacted with counsel, all from the unique perspective of the judge. Those experiences have given me a much greater understanding of how a judge responds to a lawyer's work and how a judge makes decisions in cases. That understanding is a tool I use to our clients' benefit.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    I enjoy tackling complex legal issues on behalf of clients. Every case presents its own unique challenges and legal problems to solve. Even if a case involves an issue or fact pattern one has seen a hundred times, there will always be a wrinkle particular to that case. I'm a believer that every legal question has a "right" answer, we just need to work hard enough to find it, so figuring out how the law and the facts piece together is a great mental exercise I'd probably be doing even if it weren't my job. Being able to do this full time and help people at the same time just makes it even better.

  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?

Credentials

Education
  • Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude, George Waldo Woodruff Award of Excellence, Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review, Brainerd Currie Honor Society, American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence 
  • University of Georgia, B.A., History and B.A., Political Science, 2012, magna cum laude, with High Honors
Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2019
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2019
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2019
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, 2015
Professional Affiliations
  • The Federalist Society
  • St. Thomas More Society, Atlanta
Community Involvement
  • Knights of Columbus
Clerkships
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Honorable Daniel A. Manion
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, Honorable W. Homer Drake, Jr.