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Patrick Coronel, Attorney

Patrick A. Coronel


  • Medical Malpractice Defense

  • Long-Term Care Defense

  • Product and General Liability

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Patrick A. Coronel is a director at Saiz Chanez Sherrell + Kaemper. Patrick has handled all aspects of medical malpractice, product liability, and general liability litigation. He has extensive experience representing healthcare providers, including hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities, and individual practitioners.


Patrick’s product and general liability experience includes representing clients in premises liability, tractor-trailer accidents, breach of contract, and commercial dispute matters. A significant part of Patrick’s experience involves representing clients in complex wrongful death cases.


Patrick attended the University of New Mexico School of Law. He attained his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 2017. During law school, Patrick was a Professional Articles Editor for The New Mexico Law Review. He was also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association moot court team. Patrick served as the Founding President of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Student Chapter and as the Senior Legal Writing Tutor for the law school’s Legal Analysis and Communication Program. Upon graduation from law school, Patrick received the Margaret Keiper Dailey Award for demonstrating an awareness of social problems, concern for people in trouble, and professional dedication to equal justice for all.


Patrick is actively involved in the New Mexico legal community. He has served two terms on the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association’s Board of Directors. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he coached the law school’s Hispanic National Bar Association moot court team for several years.


Patrick has been recognized by several organizations and entities throughout his legal career. He earned the designation of Rising Star in the 2021-2023 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers for his experience and expertise in product liability defense. Patrick was also recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for his experience and expertise in health care and medical malpractice defense. In 2022, Patrick was recognized as the Young Lawyer of the Year by the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association. Most recently, Patrick was recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in personal injury litigation - defendants.


Before joining SC Law, Patrick spent several years as an associate attorney at a large law firm in Albuquerque.



  • State Bar of New Mexico

  • Board of Directors, New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association

  • University of New Mexico School of Law (JD, magna cum laude, 2017)

  • University of New Mexico (BA, magna cum laude, Honors College Designation, 2014)

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