GableGotwals Congratulates Alum Judge Patrick Wyrick
GableGotwals is proud to announce that alum, Patrick Wyrick, was recently appointed as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Patrick was an associate in the Firm’s Oklahoma City office from 2008 to 2011, when he was hired by the office of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Patrick argued on behalf of the state in numerous cases before the Oklahoma Supreme Court and in federal courts. Notably, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the lethal injection case Glossip v. Gross (2015), where the court ruled in Oklahoma’s favor by 5–4. On November 17, 2017, Patrick was named by President Donald Trump as a potential nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States and subsequently was retained for a new six-year term. On April 10, 2018, President Trump nominated him to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Patrick received his federal judicial commission on April 10, 2019.
Patrick received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2004, majoring in sociology and criminology, and his a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2007. He clerked for federal judge James H. Payne of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in 2007–2008.