Patrick Murphree


Patrick joined Burns Charest in 2019 after clerking for the Honorable Elizabeth Erny Foote of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. During law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Patrick served as a managing editor of the Loyola Law Review and was honored with the Spirit of Ignatius Award, recognizing academic excellence in one who embodies the Jesuit ideal of service with and for others. At Loyola, he worked on a variety of social and racial justice initiatives, including representing indigent undocumented children through Loyola’s Children’s Rights Clinic.

Patrick graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University, where he studied theatre and philosophy. He then earned a doctorate in Theatre History from Indiana University with a research concentration in early modern and revolutionary French theatre and a production concentration in acting and directing. During and after graduate school, Patrick taught courses in acting, theatre appreciation, fine arts, public speaking, and test preparation.

Patrick has also published multiple law review articles, one of which has been excerpted in the leading casebook on domestic violence law.