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Patrick Sweeney


Areas of Practice

As a city attorney, I find it a privilege to partner with city councils, city staffs and citizens to collectively strengthen the communities I represent.

Patrick Sweeney has over 25 years' experience representing governmental entities, small businesses, and individuals in a variety of litigation and transactional settings. Pat is well known in the legal community for the aggressive representation he provides his clients, along with his ability to successfully resolve even the most difficult cases.

Pat is an attorney in our municipal law practice. He regularly assists local governments with development projects and dispute resolution regarding:

  • Civil litigation
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Commercial land use
  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Criminal prosecution

Throughout his career, Pat has provided representation to a number of governmental entities across the Twin Cities metro area. Pat began his career with Krass & Monroe, where he served numerous municipal clients and honed his skills in public sector legal services. In 1991, he joined his family law firm - Sweeney, Murphy, and Sweeney - and became the managing partner in 1996. He joined Eckberg Lammers in April, 2016.

Pat is ranked by his peers as an “AV Attorney” through Martindale-Hubbell; a rating reflecting the highest level of professional excellence.

A native of St. Paul Minnesota, Pat earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. John’s University and his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

Today, Pat lives near family in the northeast metro area, where he looks forward to expanding his community involvement and legal practice.

Contact PATRICK Today.

Call 651-439-2878 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment


  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court
    District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court
    Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
    – J.D.
  • St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
    – B.S.


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    – Member
  • Anoka County Bar Association
    – Member
  • Washington County Bar Association
    – Member


  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Rated 2020

AV Attorney - 2020

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