Patrick M. McSweeney
Pat McSweeney is a litigator with more than four decades of experience in trial and appellate practice throughout the United States. Pat founded a law firm in Richmond, Virginia in 1977 that focused on constitutional, business, administrative, environmental, and employment law, where he practiced through 2009. Before entering private practice he served in both the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices, Cabinet Officers and other nominees to federal judgeships and executive offices, and coordinated efforts to enact various legislative proposals, and in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he directed the reorganization of state government. Pat has served as chair of the Republican Party of Virginia.
- Private Practice
- President, McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple, P.C. (and predecessors)
- State Government
- Executive Director, Virginia Commission on State Governmental Management
- U.S. Department of Justice
- Acting Assistant Attorney General
- Deputy Assistant Attorney General
- Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorney
- Law Clerk
- Judge Albert V. Bryan, Sr.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- LL.B., University of Richmond Law School
- B.A., University of Virginia