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Patrick H. Strong

Counsel
  • (205) 226-3474
  • (205) 253-2175
Download Resume pstrong@balch.com
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
Patrick has helped negotiate more than $600 million in the last 6 years, including the biggest head coaching and coordinator contract in college football history as well as numerous other record breaking contracts. Additionally, Patrick has helped prepare clients for more than 200 interviews around the country, navigating searches and negotiating deals in the NFL, all Power 5 conferences and all Group of 5 conferences.
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?

Select Matters

  • SEC Head Coach: Negotiated biggest contract for 1st-time SEC head coach in college football history.
  • Big Twelve Head Coach: Negotiated biggest contract for 1st-time head coach in Power 5 history.
  • Big Twelve Head Coach: Negotiated biggest contract in school history.
  • Big Ten Head Coach: Negotiated biggest contract in school history.
  • AAC Head Coach: Negotiated biggest contract for first-time head coach in Group of 5 history.
  • AAC Head Coach: Negotiated 2nd biggest contract in Group of 5 history.
  • SEC Head Baseball Coach: Negotiated Top 5 contract for baseball coach and biggest contract in school history.
  • SEC Head Baseball Coach: Negotiated Top 10 contract for baseball coach and biggest contract in school history.
  • AAC Head Baseball Coach: Negotiated biggest contract for baseball coach in Group of 5 history.
     

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        Credentials

        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, 2018
        • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 9, 2013
        Community Involvement
        • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Deacon