Patrick Szymanski

Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq.

General Counsel, Attorney | The Strategic Organizing Center, Patrick J Szymanski PLLC

Mr. Szymanski is an attorney with more than 45 years of expertise in labor and employment law, litigation, and appellate cases. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, he developed an appreciation for the needs of workers at a young age and pursued a career in law to help support them. A graduate of Wayne State University, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Mr. Szymanski began his career in the appellate court branch of the National Labor Relations Board Division of Enforcement Litigation and was a shareholder of Baptiste & Wilder, PC between 1988 and 2004. In 1999 he became general counsel for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and served as merger counsel for the U.S. Airline Pilots Association and counsel to employee trustees for the Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund before moving into his current roles. Since 2006, he has been general counsel for the Strategic Organizing Center in addition to maintaining a private practice and has argued cases at all levels of state and federal court. Mr. Szymanski is a member of the board of the Peggy Browning Fund and has held leadership roles in the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and the District of Columbia Bar Association.

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Wall Street Journal

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