Patrick Mincey is a North Carolina white collar defense and trial attorney.

A partner in the Raleigh and Wilmington offices, Patrick is Chair of the firm’s White Collar & Criminal Defense Group.  In 2018, he was appointed to a leadership position in the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

Patrick represents public and private companies, health care organizations, higher education institutions, boards of directors, officers, executives, professionals and public officials in Government investigations, corporate crises and sensitive matters.

He defends clients in a broad range of criminal and civil litigation, including prosecutions by federal and state governments, clients who are frequently involved in collateral civil and regulatory litigation. This includes actions by the Department of Justice, state Attorneys’ General offices, District Attorneys’ offices and other agencies such as the SEC, EPA, CMS, DHHS, IRS and professional licensure boards.

Patrick’s priority is to keep his clients’ most sensitive issues out of the courts and out of the press.

Having tried more than 100 trials to verdict in the court room, Patrick is also a veteran advisor to the board room having been sought for bet-the-company litigation.

Patrick has advised insurance companies navigating criminal investigations of their insureds to prevent civil exposure.  He helps corporate clients with internal investigations and to develop policies to mitigate civil, criminal and a myriad of regulatory exposure

He has experience guiding individuals and organizations through public relations crises working with third-party consultants to protect clients’ personal image and brand management to reassure their community and business partners.

Patrick has studied at the London School of Economics and New York University’s Paris Campus. He is fluent in French and the fourth-generation trial lawyer in his family to train at Mercer University.

He is a hunter, sailor, and avid conservationist.  His wife, Lydia, is a classically trained artist raised in East Africa and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They have a daughter, Marielle.


Cases or matters referenced do not represent the attorney’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.

  • In international weapons smuggling case, obtained dismissal of claims arising from scheme to move firearms and ammunitions arsenal from North Carolina to East Africa through United Kingdom for anti-piracy arming of merchant vessels by CIA, NSA and other United States intelligence agencies.
  • In federal RICO case alleging law firm’s participation in money laundering scheme exceeding $100,000,000.00, dismissal affirmed in 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented AMTRAK official in investigation by Office of Inspector General leading to no charges filed.
  • Represented defense contractor in False Claims Act (FCA) case involving client’s alleged defrauding United States Air Force in case involving Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA).
  • Represented Durham County District Attorney in high-profile public official removal proceedings.
  • In prosecution of prominent businessman and community leader for alleged sexual offenses against minor at his own corporate-hosted event, quickly settled civil disputes to mitigate future business losses and end widely-disruptive street protests outside client’s business establishments.
  • In federal environmental crimes case, obtained dismissal of claims arising from unlawful disposal and attempted cover-up of more than 300,000 gallons of agricultural waste into federally protected waterways.
  • Obtained not guilty verdict for pulmonologist charged with assault in clinic.
  • Represented hospice facility in internal investigation and criminal prosecution involving criminal threats.
  • In multi-million dollar financial fraud case against real estate attorney, obtained dismissal and defended through Supreme Court involving “quasi-judicial immunity” defense.
  • In first degree rape of a child trial, obtained dismissal of all charges and set case law precedent in Supreme Court on psychologists’ expert testimony involving “repressed memory theory.”
  • In manslaughter trial where son fatally shot his own mother, charges dismissed at conclusion of government’s evidence based on “imperfect self-defense” theory.
  • In corporate derivative lawsuit, set case law precedent in appellate court on standing to bring action against non-profit Board of Directors.

Practice Areas and Publications

In addition to offering general compliance and internal investigation counsel to corporations and health care institutions, Mr. Mincey represents clients in a range of legal areas such as:

  • Death Penalty (State & Federal)
  • Dodd Frank Act & Financial Fraud
  • Economic Espionage Act
  • EPA & Environmental Investigations
  • False Claims Act (including Defense Contracting and Health Care Fraud)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations & Grand Jury Subpoenas
  • Healthcare Fraud (Medicare, Medicaid & Insurance Fraud)
  • IRS Investigations & Tax Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Public Corruption & Campaign Finance
  • Qui Tam (Relators & Whistleblowers)
  • RICO (Racketeering & Conspiracies)
  • SEC Investigations & Securities Fraud

“White Collar Group Chair Patrick Mincey quoted on Health Care and Corporate Fraud Investigations”

Most Recent Posts


Patrick Mincey Featured in Business North Carolina

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“Protect directors, officers with coverage,” an article by Patrick Mincey, has been published in the September edition of Business North Carolina magazine. The article explains the role of Directors and Officers liability insurance in protecting businesses and professionals that are investigated by the United States government.… Read More


Patrick Mincey and Matt Gambale to Lead PLAN Webinar

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Patrick Mincey and Matt Gambale will lead the upcoming “D&O Policies And Federal Criminal Investigations: The Law, Strategies and Best Practices for Carriers and their Counsel” webinar by PLAN. The webinar is scheduled for 1PM EST on July 26 and is designed for D&O claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel.… Read More


CSH Law Attorneys Featured in Wrightsville Beach Magazine

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John Martin and Patrick Mincey are featured in the latest edition of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. “Longevity, Profitability and Personality” examines the process of becoming a partner in a legal services firm. John and Patrick share their personal insights and experiences in the article.… Read More


The Government’s Adoption of Big Data Analysis Yields Fruit

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“The Government’s Adoption of Big Data Analysis Yields Fruit,” an Insights article that examines instances of big data analysis by the U.S. government by Patrick Mincey, was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on Dec. 15.… Read More


Government Pursuit Of Health Care Fraud

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“Government Pursuit Of Health Care Fraud,” an Insights article that examines fraud in the health care industry by Patrick Mincey, was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on Dec. 1.… Read More


Cybersecurity Vigilance In The Boardroom

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An Insights article by Patrick Mincey was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on July 15. The article entitled “Cybersecurity Vigilance In The Boardroom” examines the importance of cybersecurity for businesses.… Read More