Patrick John is one of the most unique, charismatic, and inventive attorneys you will ever see. He was born in Guyana, South America and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attained his bachelor’s degree in Urban Legal Studies from The City College of New York in Harlem, and his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is in his second stint with the Barclay Law Group.
John is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He began law school while he was still on active duty with the Coast Guard. One of his legal passions is helping military veterans who are denied disability benefits receive the payments they’ve earned for serving their country.
Most of John’s practice, however, is based on general civil litigation: family law, child support, probate, employment discrimination, landlord/tenant, contract disputes and Social Security disability. He is one of few African-American attorneys who handle Social Security disability and Veteran’s disability cases. His experiences with diverse personalities and cases, from the profound to the profane, and his military training and experience, enable him to flawlessly handle and be mindful of a wide variety of clients, cases, and colleagues.
He is a problem-solver, a straight-shooter, passionate, vibrant and outgoing. His remarkable ability to think outside the box is evident in many of his past cases, including setting a legal precedent by suing a landlord for “intentional infliction of emotional distress” on behalf of a tenant who lived below a drug dealer; as well as an “un-divorce” case where a woman divorced her estranged husband, only to discover years later that he had died prior to the divorce. John helped her reverse the divorce so she could qualify for widow’s benefits from her husband’s former employer. His experience on multiple debate teams through high school and college helps him to think on his feet and prepare for any merciless or unreasonable situation.
John will find the most positive and cost-effective conclusion to your case while making you feel at ease, chuckle, and marvel at his legal creativity.