Smith Robertson, Attorneys at Law

The law firm of Smith Robertson, LLP, founded in 2000, is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to its clients in a professional and cost-efficient manner.

The law firm of Smith Robertson, LLP, founded in 2000, is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to its clients in a professional and cost-efficient manner.

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Patrick J. Comerford

512-225-5810 | DIRECT
917-670-5087 | MOBILE
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Patrick J. Comerford, Partner

Trial & Arbitration

Patrick J. Comerford is a trial lawyer expert in complex products liability, toxic tort, and personal injury litigation, with a more recent focus in the aviation industry. He has extensive experience in high-exposure civil litigation cases in both the state and federal courts of New York, Massachusetts and Texas, especially those including defense of claims against manufacturers of consumer products, commercial aircraft, and industrial equipment. He has several reported cases and multiple trials to verdict to his credit.

Mr. Comerford has also dedicated expanding his practice to become the legal authority on the impact of next generation manufacturing, in particular, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, to the areas of insurance law, contract law and product liability law. He has been a featured contributor and speaker for The American Bar Association, Autodesk University, Forbes, The Boston Business Journal, University of Texas at Austin's Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Crain's Corporate Counsel New York, Manufacturing.com, The International Trademark Association, Santa Clara Law Review and others.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & ASSOCIATIONS
  • Admitted to The Massachusetts State Bar, 1996
  • Admitted to The New York State Bar, 1997
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1997
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2009
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 2010
  • Accepted to Trial Attorneys of America, 2011
  • Accepted to Committee F42 Additive Manufacturing Technologies, ASTM
  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Member, The American Bar Association
  • Former President and Founding Member, Holy Cross Lawyers Association
  • Class Chairman, Holy Cross College Alumni Fund
  • Trustee, Board of Directors, Cristo Rey High School, New York City
  • Trustee and Founding Member, Board of Directors, Gigi's Playhouse, New York City
  • Member, National Down Syndrome Society
  • Member and Advocate, National Down Syndrome Congress
EDUCATION
  • J.D., Fordham University, 1996
  • B.A., College of Holy Cross, 1993