Kilpatrick Stockton LLP today announced the addition of A. Elizabeth “Lizz” Patrick as partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. Ms. Patrick will join Kilpatrick Stockton’s Construction Law and Public Contracts Practice Group, where she will continue her practice in assisting owners, developers, construction companies and others with planning and managing complex development and construction projects, design and construction contract preparation and negotiation, risk management, dispute resolution and litigation.
“Lizz is well-known and respected for her skills in the construction contracts field as well as her involvement in the community and the Bar,” said Randy Hafer, who heads Kilpatrick Stockton’s construction practice group. “We are very excited about the added dimension she brings to our Group. She will play an integral role in further enhancing this key practice area for the Firm.”
Ms. Patrick has prepared and negotiated hundreds of design, construction, and development contracts for a wide variety of clients and projects. She also has significant experience in prosecuting, defending, mediating, and arbitrating national and international design and construction-related disputes. Prior to joining Kilpatrick Stockton, Ms. Patrick was the practice group leader for another international law firm. She has served as a project manager on a number of design and construction projects, and has assisted clients with budget development and management, scheduling, project administration and delivery, and occupancy, ranging between $40 million and $1.2 billion.
Ms. Patrick received her A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1985, graduating Cum Laude and obtained her J.D. from Tulane University in 1988, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was an editor to the Tulane Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Ms. Patrick is a leader in the legal community, serving as the current chair of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section and is Division Chair of the Owners and Lenders Divisions of American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry. She is an avid speaker on construction topics. Ms. Patrick has also achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards and was recognized as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” in Construction Law this year.
Ms. Patrick is also very active in her community. She currently serves on the board of directors for a number of non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and of the Diversity Leadership Academy.