Brad is a civil litigator specializing in technology, although his experience reflects a wide range of other types of matters. Mr. Patrick served as interim Executive Director and General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization which runs Wikipedia, one of the top websites in the world. Brad has a wealth of experience handling civil litigation matters in the fields of intellectual property, internet law, software and computer issues, technology licensing, complex tort litigation, construction defect defense, long-term care facility defense, and many other areas. His prior employment includes AV-rated law firms in Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida. He held positions in state government and with a publicly traded international software company. Most recently he was a founding partner of Chamberlin Patrick Butler Crowe, PA in Tampa.
Brad graduated from Boston College Law School and Colgate University, cum laude with Honors in Political Science. He is admitted to the Florida and Washington State bars, all United States District Courts in Florida and Washington, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. He served on The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee for two terms. He is also active in the American Inns of Court movement, and is affiliated with the Ferguson White and Tampa Bay Inns of Court in downtown Tampa.
Brad is a proud supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) and other organizations which work to keep the internet free.