Quarles & Brady LLP
Patrick Costello is a senior litigation associate in the Naples office of Quarles & Brady LLP. His practice is focused on business and corporate disputes, professional liability defense, and trust and estate litigation.
He has served as lead counsel on numerous trials and appellate proceedings in state and federal courts across the country. He also is skilled in electronic discovery, internal investigations and dispute resolution, and has successfully represented clients in mediations and arbitrations in the commercial law context.
His recent experience includes:
- Defense of international insurance broker in several lawsuits alleging errors and omissions in the reporting of insurance claims and the negotiation of insurance policies.
- Successful representation of trustee of a multimillion dollar estate in a declaratory judgment action seeking to invalidate fraudulent restatements of the trust instrument.
- Counsel to physician in dispute with former partners concerning past-due compensation and conversion of partnership assets.
- Representation of large telecommunications company in an action alleging violations of trade secrets and breach of non-compete covenants.
- Counsel to family members in the prosecution of an action for removal of a personal representative on grounds of misappropriation of trust assets and self-dealing in trust property.
- Representation of beneficiary in a fiduciary duty and surcharge action against a trustee for maladministration of the trust.
- Counsel to financing company on a multimillion dollar fraudulent transfer lawsuit spanning two jurisdictions brought against the debtors of the company and subsequent transferees of the assets in dispute. Successfully represented the company on an appeal brought by the debtors seeking to overturn the initial judgment for failure to pay on a guaranty.
Before joining Quarles & Brady, Mr. Costello practiced commercial and securities litigation with a national law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. He also was a member of the team of attorneys who served as counsel to the Enron Examiner, with responsibility for investigating and reporting on the roles of the accountants, directors and officers in connection with the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation.