About Lawrence C. Patrick Jr


LAWRENCE C. PATRICK, JR. was a proud husband, father, and family member and pioneer in his community. With a reputation of standing up and standing out with his leadership, Lawrence created a legacy that extends through his home, local and national schools, community groups and throughout the city of Detroit. Attorney Patrick was the former President of the Detroit Board of Education, where he served from 1989 to 1995. In addition to the Detroit Public School District, he represented numerous other districts over the years including the Mount Clemens School District, the Inkster School District, the Highland Park School District and the Ecorse School District. In the area of Public School Academies, he represented more than three dozen charter schools in Michigan, Florida and New York. 


Responsible for mentoring some of the country's leading experts on education, Lawrence was a distinguished figure who continued to dedicate his time and expertise to advance the lives of young people through education.


Professionally, Attorney Patrick was Of Counsel to the Detroit Law Firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C. where he specialized in school law.  He was a nationally acclaimed legal expert, speaker, and presenter on urban education reform issues.


His many years of public and charitable service includes service as a member of the Board of Directors of Michigan Future, and a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Black United Fund of Michigan, Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Cass Tech Alumni Association.


Larry Patrick was a native Detroiter. He was a proud graduate of Cass Technical High School, Wayne State University and Harvard Law School.

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