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Patrick T. Voke

60 State Street
Twenty-Third Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone:  617.502.8229
Fax:  617.502.8269

Biography

Patrick Voke focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and commercial disputes for financial institutions, businesses and insurance companies. He represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as ADR venues. Mr Voke has defended financial institutions and organizations in Ponzi scheme victim and consumer class actions, mortgage foreclosure litigation, mortgage backed securities litigation, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and other state and federal consumer protection litigation, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, including preference actions and fraudulent transfer and rescission claims by unsecured creditors, account disputes, check fraud and forgery claims under the UCC, REO property litigation, usury claims, predatory lending and other consumer and commercial lending-related claims.

Mr. Voke has counseled and represented businesses in closely held corporation ownership disputes, executive employment litigation, and real estate litigation. His practice includes the defense of professional liability claims against attorneys and accountants, as well as real estate brokers, insurance agents/brokers and other professionals. Mr Voke is experienced in construction litigation, products liability, mass tort and toxic tort claims, as well as general liability and casualty claims.

Mr. Voke handles banking litigation and insurance litigation for several of the nation's largest institutions as well as regional banks.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Pitfalls of the Ponzi Scheme: How Not to Get "Madoffed"," Presentation at Accountant Liability Seminar, June 2010, Waltham, Massachusetts

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2008 – present
  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan, 2000 – 2008
  • Morrison Mahoney LLP, 1991 – 2000

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mortgage Bankers Association

Distinctions

  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in the areas of Business Litigation, Banking, and Professional Liability: Defense, 2013 2018

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • B.A., History, Connecticut College

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts