Patrick Aul focuses his practice on first-party and third-party insurance coverage litigation. He has substantial experience litigating issues relating to property and liability policies. He also routinely handles bad faith claims and litigation. He has been involved in multi-million dollar coverage disputes relating to hurricane and wind damage, fire losses, construction defects, toxic mold exposure, and primary and excess policies.
Patrick also often analyzes and provides opinions to insurance company clients on a wide variety of coverage issues, particularly in the first-party context.
In addition, Patrick has experience handling a variety of general civil litigation matters, including complex and catastrophic insurance defense cases, employment related claims, commercial disputes, and class actions. He has represented insurers and businesses in all stages of litigation in both trial and appellate courts.
Patrick holds an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and has been listed in North Carolina's Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" each year since 2015. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. During law school, he was a published staff member and editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. He earned his B.A. with distinction in history and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prior to attending law school.