Patrick B. Sardino


Patrick Sardino is an experienced litigator and skilled trial attorney who has taken more than 60 cases to verdict in both federal and state courts.

He handles complex litigation, concentrating his practice in the areas of labor, construction defect, medical device litigation involving complex personal injuries, transportation & logistics, environmental law and catastrophic personal injury, including wrongful death and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  

Patrick has extensive experience in defending toxic tort and product liability cases.  He has represented product manufacturers and premises owners in class actions involving asbestos, lead paint, lead pipes, benzene and mold.  He has participated in MDL litigation relating to asbestos exposure in naval ships and the World Trade Center litigation; taking numerous depositions of parties and experts. Patrick has been called on to conduct expert depositions in preparation for Daubert and Frye motions and hearings. 

Since joining Cozen O’Connor in 2013, Patrick has built a national trial practice. He has tried cases and led litigation in more than a dozen states and won victories in some of the nation’s most challenging jurisdictions.

In addition to defending clients in high-stakes disputes, Patrick counsels corporations and government agencies on loss mitigation and assignment and transfer of risk. Through negotiation of contractual terms and indemnification clauses, he often helps clients limit litigation exposure. He lectures frequently on topics related to complex litigation and litigation avoidance strategies.

Patrick spent nearly a decade in government, first as assistant corporation counsel with the City of Syracuse Corporation Counsel’s Office and then as assistant attorney general in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Patrick utilizes his governmental experience in his representation of a wide range of public entities, including industrial development corporations and municipal and state-level authorities. In addition, he defended numerous physicians, hospitals and nursing homes in malpractice, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), and discrimination cases throughout New York state from discovery through verdict, with an exemplary level of success in both state and federal courts. 




Cozen O'Connor Grows Litigation Team in New York with Five New Partners

October 15, 2013

Cozen O’Connor continues to increase the depth of the firm’s litigation capabilities in New York with the recent hiring of five new partners. Partners residing in the firm's New York office who have joined in recent months include John J. Sullivan, Michael B. de Leeuw, Patrick B. Sardino, William K. Kirrane and Adam I. Stein.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Critical Issues in Litigation – 2015

May 20, 2015 - New York, NY

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  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Syracuse University, B.S., 1988
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of New York
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Syracuse University Whitman School of Management Alumni Club