Patrice Ott helps businesses assess the risks and opportunities involved when they are facing a potential dispute with a customer, vendor, employee or outside party. She works with the client to understand how the issues at hand fit in with the overall business strategy and provides practical advice on the best path forward.
Her involvement includes ensuring clients have an understanding of all stages of the litigation process, the law and court rules that will influence the matter. At the outset, Patrice helps clients with interpreting contracts that may be at the center of the dispute. Once she has the underlying facts and has assessed the risk with the client, she will develop a litigation strategy. She conducts discovery, drafts briefs, issues subpoenas, drafts mediation statements, negotiates settlements and participates in the trial, and, if needed, engages in the appellate process.
Patrice’s experience includes fending off patent trolls, general commercial disputes, ERISA litigation, construction litigation, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, and employment law disputes.
Honors & Affiliations
Community & Professional
Nebraska, Omaha and American Bar Associations
Junior League of Omaha
Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, Guild Member
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2014-2015
J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2010 (magna cum laude)
- Senior Lead Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review, 2009-2010
- National Moot Court Team, 2009
- Order of the Barristers
M.A., Texas Tech University, 2005
- Mass Communications with a Focus on Sports and Media
B.A., Creighton University, 2003 (summa cum laude)
- Journalism (public relations)
- State of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit