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Patrick Johnson

Phone: 704-247-4998
Fax: 704-594-7001

Patrick's practice focuses on the representation of residential and commercial property owners and managers throughout the State of North Carolina, as well as on real estate litigation, business litigation, commercial collections, contract review and drafting, and fair housing defense.

Patrick was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina and attended college at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill before attending Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. Patrick began his legal career as an associate attorney in a general practice firm in Clayton, North Carolina in October 2007, where he managed an active caseload and focused his practice on civil litigation and criminal defense. Patrick began practicing law in Raleigh, North Carolina with Brownlee Law Firm, PLLC in December 2012 as an associate attorney, and on December 1, 2015, Patrick joined Brownlee Whitlow & Praet, PLLC where he currently manages the firm’s Charlotte office. In July 2019, Patrick became licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and has extended his practice to clients in that state.

Patrick lives in the Charlotte area with his wife and their four children. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys playing golf, sports, and cheering on the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Greater Charlotte Apartment Association – Government Affairs Committee
  • Triangle Apartment Association – Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair (2017)
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Litigation Section & Real Property Law Section
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Mississippi College School of Law Moot Court Board – Past Member
  • Preparing to Soar, Inc. Teen Court – Volunteer Judge; Board Member (2012-2014)

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law and Litigation
  • Commercial Creditor Law
  • Contract Review and Drafting
  • Fair Housing Defense

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar (2007)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2015)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2017)
  • State Bar of Georgia (2019)


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D. (2007)
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, B.A., Political Science and History (2004)