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Patrick M. Kane

Patrick M. Kane


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Patrick Kane is a member of the firm's Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups and works out of the Greensboro and Charlotte offices. He routinely handles complex litigation in both state and federal courts and has tried cases to jury verdicts in both courts. Patrick represents clients in commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, constitutional litigation and contract litigation.  He also regularly handles appeals in the North Carolina Appellate Courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Patrick is a contributor to the North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog,, which provides news, information, tips, and resources for practicing law in North Carolina's state and federal appellate courts. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law teaching Business Torts and is also currently serving on the Middle District of North Carolina’s Merit Selection Panel for the reappointment of Magistrate Judge Auld.

Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers
Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Listed General Litigation (2012), Civil Litigation Defense (2013-2018)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Commercial Litigation (2018)
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Young Guns (2015, 2016, 2017), Litigation (2017, 2018)
  • North Carolina Bar Association's Citizen Lawyer Award (2015)
  • Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty (2015)

Representative Work

  • Donovan Real Estate Services, LLC v. McKinley, Inc., et al., 2017 WL 6409151 (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 15, 2017)(representing real estate broker in commission dispute)
  • Moses H. Cone Mem'l Hosp. Operating Corp. v. Conifer Physician Servs., Inc., 2017 WL 1378144 (M.D.N.C. Apr. 11, 2017) (representing large health care system in multi-million dollar contract dispute)
  • Maney v. Fealy, 2017 WL 937460 (4th Cir. Mar. 9, 2017) (representing municipality and employees against constitutional claims)
  • Woods v. City of Greensboro, 2015 WL 8668228 (M.D.N.C. Dec. 11, 2015) (representing municipality against $50 million constitutional and contract claims)
  • Peerless Indem. Ins. Co. v. City of Greensboro, 2015 WL 2151898, (M.D.N.C. May 7, 2015), subsequently aff'd, 628 F. App'x 202 (4th Cir. 2016) (representing municipality against multi-million dollar negligent property damage claim)
  • Colony Ins. Co. v. Peterson, 2014 WL 4179962 (4th Cir. Aug. 25, 2014) (representing corporation and individual in multi-million dollar insurance coverage dispute)
  • Moser v. Garrison, 1:11-CV-01023 (M.D.N.C. May 8, 2014) (representing municipality, police chief, and individual police officers against constitutional claims)
  • Alexander v. City of Greensboro, 2013 WL 6687237 (M.D.N.C. Dec. 18, 2013) (representing municipality in Title VII hostile work environment claim brought by police officers)
  • Wray v. City of Greensboro, 2013 WL 4494460 (M.D.N.C. Aug. 19, 2013) (representing municipality on former police chief's claim under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 and 42 U.S.C. sec 1981)
  • Maney v. Fealy, 2013 WL 3779053 (M.D.N.C. July 18, 2013) (representing municipality and employees against constitutional claims)
  • Jihui Zhang v. Fed'n of State Med. Boards, 473 F. App'x 193 (4th Cir. 2012) cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 809 (U.S. 2012) (constitutional claim against Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners)
  • Miller v. First Bank, 206 N.C. App. 166, 696 S.E.2d 824 (2010) (representing financial institution in fraudulent transfer litigation)

* Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future legal representation.

Thought Leadership

Published Works



  • Middle District of North Carolina Merit Selection Panel for the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Auld
  • Rose Council, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Greensboro Sports Council
  • Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program
  • United Way Young Leaders
  • North Carolina Youth Rugby Union-Vice President
  • Head Coach, Greensboro High School Rugby Club
  • Greensboro Parks and Rec- Youth Baseball Coach
  • Greensboro United Soccer Association-Youth Soccer Coach
  • Board of Directors, Wake Forest Rugby Foundation
  • Mangum Track Club
  • Leadership Greensboro Class of 2015
  • Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Rugby League (2010-2015)
  • Director of Men's Rugby, Wake Forest University (2004-2013)
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 2000
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Co-Chair, Second Chance Project, Greensboro Bar Association 2015-16 Pro Bono Initiative
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association Middle District of North Carolina Chapter
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Academic Honors
  • Wake Forest Law Review
  • Order of Barristers
  • Wake Forest Moot Court Board
  • National Moot Court Team, 2006
  • Finalist, Tulane Mardi Gras National Sports Law Moot Court Competition, 2006
  • Winner, George K. Walker Moot Court Competition, 2005
  • Wake Forest Law Alumni Council Scholar

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