Patrick Tighe has a varied commercial litigation practice and assists clients in resolving complex disputes through trial, alternative dispute resolution, and on appeal. Patrick has experience in many types of business disputes, including real estate and construction litigation, employment litigation, appellate law, business tort and corporate governance litigation, class action, internal investigations, civil rights and constitutional litigation, replevin, and judgment enforcement. In his appellate practice, Patrick has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Patrick is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. He also co-chairs SNELLGBTQ, the firm’s affinity group for members and allies of the LGBTQ community.
Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Patrick clerked for Chief Justice Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court and Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
Represented pharmacy store in resolution of commercial lease dispute
Defended real estate company in litigation involving claims of intentional and negligent misrepresentation of material property defects
Prosecuted and defended claims for breach of contract, good faith and fair dealing, misrepresentation, fraud, tortious interference, fiduciary duty, and related claims
Represented landowners in partition and eviction actions
Prosecuted replevin action on behalf of car insurance company
Represented product distributor in national class action lawsuit
Prosecuted and defended clients in alter-ego/corporate veil piercing litigation
Conducted internal investigation for university in connection with Department of Justice “Varsity Blues” college admissions prosecution
Harvard Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P., 2016)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
Student Attorney, International Refugee Assistance Project
Student Member, Outlaws
University of Notre Dame (B.A., Honors Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2010)