Patrick Woods joined Flowers Davis in October 2018, and practices primarily in the areas of oil and gas litigation and real estate litigation. His practice also extends to eminent domain and condemnation matters as well as business and commercial litigation. He is experienced in federal and state criminal defense, as well as wills, trusts and probate.
Patrick started his legal career at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, where he represented local taxing jurisdictions such as counties, municipalities, and school districts. In this role, he assisted them in collecting a wide array of receivables including delinquent ad valorem property taxes. In addition to litigation services, he also advised school superintendents and school boards, county tax collectors and county judges on legal and ethical matters.
Patrick left Linebarger in 2016 to open his own law firm, where he represented clients in all phases of civil disputes including commercial litigation, wrongful termination of employment, deceptive trade practices, personal injury and oil and gas matters. He also represented clients in estate planning and probate matters involving wills and trusts, and he advised clients in transactional matters including real estate contracts, employment agreements and purchase and sale contracts. His criminal practice involved a variety of felony cases in both Federal and State court, including white collar and drug crimes.
While in law school, Patrick interned for Hess Energy Corporation, where he assisted General Counsel on issues specific to the Permian Basin and Utica and Bakken shale plays. He also clerked for The Honorable Marialyn Barnard, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio, Texas and The Honorable Robert Junell, United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, Midland, Texas, where he worked on a variety of criminal and civil matters.
Prior to pursuing his JD, Patrick worked as a Petroleum Landman, conducting title abstracts and negotiating mineral leases in both the Eagle Ford Shale and the Haynesville Shale.
After completing his undergraduate studies, Patrick served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Specialist in Ukraine. There, he taught English, Health and American Studies at a village primary school and participated in President Bush’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief program for worldwide HIV/AIDS education.
Patrick continues to be involved in community and professional organizations and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, Thomas, Mary Martha and Elizabeth. He also enjoys reading, the outdoors, running, and hunting and fishing.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2014
Texas A&M University-College Station, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs, 2010
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Bachelor of Arts, History, 2006
State Bar of Texas, 2015
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
St Mary’s University School of Law - Staff Writer, Law Review, The Scholar
Business & Commercial Litigation
Oil & Gas Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Regional Fellow 2018, National Review Institute
Vice President, Federalist Society, Tyler Chapter
Chairman, Stewards of the Wild, Tyler Chapter, benefitting Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
Peace Corps, Ukraine, Youth Development Specialist, 2007-2009
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