Patrick Luff

Patrick Luff

Location:
Austin, Texas
Phone:
512-593-7399
Fax:
512-306-9442
Email:

"Our clients come to us dealing with life-changing tragedies. No professional award compares to the honor a client gives us by trusting us to be their voice during that difficult time, and it is our solemn mission to live up to that trust."

Patrick entered law practice after several years as a professor of law. During his time at Washington & Lee University, Arizona State University, and the University of Oklahoma, Patrick taught civil procedure, statutory interpretation, and administrative law and wrote extensively on the regulatory role of litigation. Between law school and teaching, he did doctoral work at the University of Oxford on that subject.

Areas of Practice

  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude - 2009
    • Law Review: Michigan Law Review, Executive Editor
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Government

Published Works

  • Evaluating the Regulatory Impact of the Tobacco Litigation, 46 Ariz. St. L.J. 125 (2015)
  • The Political Economy of Regulatory Litigation, in Edward Elgar Handbook of Political Economy And Law (Ugo Mattei & John Haskell, eds., 2015)
  • Regulating Firearms Through Litigation, 46 Conn. L. Rev. 1581 (2014) (invited symposium contribution)
  • Captured Legislatures and Public-Interested Courts, 2013 Utah L. Rev. 519
  • Risk Regulation and Regulatory Litigation, 64 Rutgers L. Rev. 173 (2011)
  • The Market Value Rule of Damages and the Death of Irreparable Injury, 59 Clev. St. L. REV. 361 (2011)
  • Bad Bargains: The Mistake of Allowing Cost-Benefit Analyses in Class Action Certification Decisions, 41 U. Mem. L. Rev. 65 (2010)

Classes/Seminars

  • Evaluating the Regulatory Impact of the Tobacco Litigation, Arizona State University Legal Scholars Conference, March 2014
  • Regulating Firearms Through Litigation, “The Second Amendment and Gun Control,” Connecticut Law Review Symposium, November 2013
  • Captured Legislatures and Public-Interested Courts, Junior Federal Courts Workshop, October 2013
  • Evaluating the Regulatory Impact of the Tobacco Litigation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Junior Faculty Colloquium, September 2013
  • Public- and Private-Interest Judicial Decisionmaking, Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association, October 2012
  • Public and Private Interests in Judicial Risk Regulation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Junior Faculty Forum, June 2012
  • Legal Innovation as Court-Centered Risk Regulation, Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference, December 2011
  • Risk Regulation and Regulatory Litigation, Queen Mary PhD Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, June 2011
  • Aggregate Litigation as Regulation and the Public/Private Law Distinction, Oxford Graduate Legal Research Conference, University of Oxford, April 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (A Thomson Reuters Service), 2018 - Present
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers (A Legal Associations Management Service), 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Luff Law Firm PLLC, Principal, 2015 - 2018
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, 2014 - 2015
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, 2012 - 2014
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Visiting Professor of Law, 2011 - 2012