Patrice Clair focuses her practice on the representation of employers in employment law matters. 

Her practice encompasses all areas relating to the counseling, training and representation of management clients in federal and state courts, as well as before state and local agencies. Patrice is admitted in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Patrice served as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of a large general practice law firm.  After law school, she was a law clerk intern for The Honorable Judge John D. Bates, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

During law school, Patrice was the Healthcare Section Editor for The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.  She also received the John F. Kennedy Labor Law award for best overall performance in the field of labor law.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment in a disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case in Maryland state court
  • Obtained summary judgment in Title VII retaliation case in the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Achieved favorable decisions in discrimination actions involving retaliation, race, disability and sexual harassment claims
  • Reviewed and revised employee manuals, handbooks and employment policies to reflect new employment-related legislations
Honors & Awards
  • "Washington, DC Rising Stars," Super Lawyers 2016 - 2019