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Patrick J. Clair

Practice Groups:
North Hills Office
Waterfront Corporate Park
2100 Georgetowne Drive, Suite 300
Sewickley, PA 15143

A member of the School and Municipal Law Group, Pat's practice includes the firm’s representation of public schools and municipal agencies. He represents these entities in all aspects of organization, management, operation and finance. This practice calls on multiple expertise. Pat specializes in labor and personnel law, including collective bargaining, disability, harassment, and other employment discrimination, capital leasing, software licensing, and other procurement, construction, real estate acquisition, finance and taxation, and student rights.

In addition to this work, Pat counsels the firm’s public sector, as well as emerging charter schools and many of the firm’s private clients, in personnel issues, land use and development, trademark and copyright matters.

Pat currently serves as the appointed Solicitor to the Hampton, Pine Richland and Quaker Valley School Districts, as well as special counsel to various other school districts. 


Allegheny College, 1976, Economics and Geology

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1979

Courts Admitted

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court of Western Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

​Allegheny County Bar Association: Municipal and School Solicitors Association, Director and Former President

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association: Past President

National Council of School Attorneys (an affiliate of the National School Boards Association)

Hampton School District: Appointed Solicitor

Pine Richland School District: Appointed Solicitor

Quaker Valley School District: Appointed Solicitor


​“The Best Lawyers in America” – 2007 to current

Distinguished Achievement in Law Award - 2013