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Patrick D. Hanlon


Patrick D. Hanlon maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on financial services and fiduciary litigation.

Professional Biography

Mr. Hanlon is an associate in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office and assists clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts across Maryland. Mr. Hanlon's experience includes financial services litigation, fiduciary litigation, the resolution of estate and trust disputes, commercial litigation, construction, premises liability, products liability, and education.

While attending law school, Mr. Hanlon served in Public Defender's offices in New Orleans and Fredericksburg, Virginia and provided legal assistance as a student attorney to indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Hanlon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela J. White in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He was later an associate attorney at a midsized civil litigation defense firm in Baltimore.

  • Won the dismissal of a case against a major bank in a federal breach of contract lawsuit based on the bank's oral offer to discount a letter of credit payoff.

  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, Civil Litigation: Defense (2023, 2024)
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member – Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Co-presenter – "A Year In Review of Fiduciary Disputes," a presentation for trust officers (April 2024)


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • University of Tennessee, B.A., 2016, cum laude


  • Maryland, 2019
  • District of Columbia, Pending
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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