PATRICK A. BECHT
Associate
Crown Point, IN
P: 219.794.1888
F: 219.794.1982
pabecht@kopkalaw.com

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Patrick A. Becht is a highly motivated and talented trial attorney and counselor at law. His broad range of legal practice includes representing and counseling clientele in complex civil litigation, commercial transactions, and general corporate law. By focusing on communication and a detail-oriented strategy for his clients, Patrick is able to efficiently satisfy their goals with positive results. His effective resolution of legal disputes utilizes progressive techniques in the negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of damages with the potential for expedient legal victory. Patrick’s legal advice also serves beneficial to our clients by protecting, enforcing, and commercializing their proprietary information and intellectual property rights. This includes government affairs and regulatory compliance efforts before our federal, state, and local tribunals.

Prior to joining our firm in 2017, Patrick served as a Deputy Prosecutor for the State of Indiana for 18 months, proving a successful track record as the first-chair in over a dozen trials before both jury and judge between Lafayette and Michigan City. Patrick has also gained a unique perspective for the judicial, legislative, and administrative process through his prior work with the City of Dayton, the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and the United States Senate.

During law school, in addition to his studies as a social justice scholar, Patrick received exceptional distinction for his advocacy performance in Trial Practice. He also served as the Student Liaison for the Dayton Bar Association and as Treasurer for both Phi Alpha Delta and the Federalist Society, where he acted in a fiduciary capacity by proactively managing the budget and financial resources. Patrick also received the Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award for his volunteer work for Prairie State Legal Services on behalf of defendants in bankruptcy and default as a result of mortgage foreclosure. His desire to support and protect the community began at a young age after earning his Eagle Scout Award by managing a charitable service project to collect food, clothes, and toys for his local school districts and churches.

ADMISSIONS

Indiana
Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

EDUCATION

University of Dayton School of Law, LL.M., in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.
Indiana University, B.S.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACCOLADES

American Bar Association, member
Indiana State Bar Association, member
Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, member
Chicago Bar Association, member
National Eagle Scout Association, member
Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award
Social Justice Scholar
Eagle Scout Award