Patrice is a business and intellectual property attorney with a focus on arts, new media, and entertainment. In 2010, Patrice founded Creative Genius Law®. Her clients are creators, influencers, and organizations across all creative industries. Patrice represents best-selling authors, award-winning film directors, renowned visual artists, television personalities, and people creating an impact through their work. She helps clients protect their creative capital in order to expand their impact on communities and industries, preserve the legacy of their creations, and create generational wealth.
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics at Florida A&M University, she went on to obtain a Juris Doctor at DePaul University. She has been a guest instructor at DePaul College of Law; conducted legal clinics; and presented at numerous seminars and panels under the auspices of organizations such as the Chicago Urban League, Social Media Week, American Bar Association “TechShow”, School of the Art Institute, and Expo Chicago. She writes extensively about legal issues on her Creative Genius Law blog and is often called upon for expert commentary by media outlets such as Forbes, Fortune magazine, Bloomberg, and WBEZ radio. Patrice is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the Chicago Artists Coalition and the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce.
Patrice is one of few attorneys across the globe recognized by the American Bar Association as a "Legal Rebel" - a leading innovator in the legal industry.