Patrick Skory, Esq.
Workers Compensation Lawyer
Patrick Skory graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College cum laude in 2005. He graduated from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2010, where he obtained his JD.
Prior to joining Sobo and Sobo, Patrick spent several years working in International Corporate Due Diligence, International Anti-Money Laundering Due Diligence, Legal and Regulatory Integrity Compliance, and Forensic and Integrity eDiscovery for a tier one international firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies on a global scale. Thereafter, Patrick worked as a Litigation Attorney in the Workers’ Compensation Department of a top regional New York law firm, where he successfully represented injured claimants.
He currently focuses on Workers’ Compensation litigation and appeals. A fan of technology and fitness, Patrick enjoys exercising and spending time with his fiancée and their puppy on the weekends.
- St. Thomas Aquinas College, 2005
- Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2010
- New York State Bar Association
- Rockland County Bar Association
- Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers in America
- Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society
- National Dean’s List Honor Society
- Alpha Chi National Honor Society
Since childhood I had a natural predisposition in business. However, at around age twelve, I accompanied my mother to a consultation with her lawyer, and the subsequent court hearing, regarding a car accident where she was the injured plaintiff. During the court proceedings, I felt comfortable knowing that I found my profession. I was attracted to the art of law and litigation and I knew not only that I could advocate but also that I wanted to fight for innocent victims in need of help.
While working in claimant-side Workers' Compensation Litigation, I was assigned a case that had been adjourned for several months because the previous attorney withdrew his representation. During the period of adjournment, the claimant (having been injured at work and, thus, unable to continue working) was unable to pay her rent and moved into a shelter. Once I received the case, I reviewed all the facts and law in detail and was able to reestablish the claimant's financial benefits with back pay and medical coverage at our first court appearance. At the moment that the judge ruled in our favor, the look in the claimant's eyes was magical. She instantly realized that her suffering had come to end as she would now be able to get the medical treatment she deserved to alleviate the physical pain she was enduring coupled with the financial ability to move out of the shelter and return to having her own home. Although, I had previously won hearings that where significantly more complicated, this case stands out because at the moment that we won, I watched the despair in my client transform into instant joy, relief, and gratitude. At the same time, I instantly felt lucky to have the privilege to help those in need. To be able to help positively change the life of one suffering in such an unfortunate way is magical. Circumstances such as the one expressed above is what attracted me to Workers' Compensation Law. I enjoy fighting for and helping those in need.