Patrice focuses her practice on labor and employment law. She offers a broad range of services, from strategic advice on traditional labor issues such as collective bargaining, contract management, and handling disputes over representation and unfair labor practices to employment law matters, including discipline and termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and leave management policies. Patrice is skilled at implementing preventative legal strategies, conducting internal investigations, and providing compliance training to help employers mitigate risks.

Patrice adeptly represents organizations in administrative proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Before joining Constangy, Patrice honed her skills at an Am Law 100 firm and spent over five years in the public sector. In these roles, she provided strategic legal advice to senior leaders in human resources and labor relations, dealing with a spectrum of state and federal laws. Her responsibilities included leading complex arbitration cases and managing legal proceedings across various state agencies, demonstrating her adeptness at navigating intricate legal environments with skill and precision.

Beyond her legal practice, Patrice actively contributes to the legal community. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and is the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys. In 2022, the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly honored Patrice as an "Up & Coming Lawyer." Patrice was chosen as a 2021-2022 Leadership Academy Fellow by the Massachusetts Bar Association and a 2020-2021 member of the Public Interest Leadership Program by the Boston Bar Association.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyer" (2021)

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Leadership Academy Fellow (2021-2022)

  • Boston Bar Association, Public Interest Leadership Program (2020-2021)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Trustee (March 2024-Present)
  • National Bar Association, Judicial Nominating Committee (2023-Present)
  • Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, President (2021-2023)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Council (2019-2021)
    • Annual Labor and Employment Conference, Co-chair (May 2022)
  • “Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is overcoming it.”
  • Mellody Hobson

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of NLRB and EEOC Charges
  • Employment Policy Formulation and Advice
  • Union Contract Negotiations
  • Defense of Grievances in Arbitrations
  • Management Training
  • Policy Analysis and Employment Law Training


Northeastern University School of Law

  • J.D., 2012
  • The Denise Carty-Bennia Memorial Bar Award, May 2012
  • The Honorable Judge Reginald Lindsay Public Service Award, March 2012
  • The Jamaican American Bar Association, Northeast Book Award, November 2010

University of South Florida

  • B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2014
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