Patrick C. McDonnell’s practice primarily includes general civil and commercial litigation in Nevada’s state and federal courts.

Formerly an award-winning investigative newspaper reporter and editor, Mr. McDonnell graduated cum laude from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At Boyd, he was on the Dean’s Honor List and was the lead articles editor for the Nevada Law Journal. 

Mr. McDonnell gained his initial experience in the field as a mediator while he was a full-time summer extern for the Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Kenneth C. Cory where Mr. McDonnell provided assistance to the court for combined criminal and civil docket. 

Prior to joining Sgro and Roger, Mr. McDonnell spent seven years as a practicing attorney in the areas of civil litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property law, family law and other areas of civil law practice. He also enjoys Irish citizenship, which allows him to work in any European Union country without a work visa.


He spends most of his spare time with wife, Jennifer, and their son and daughter. He also enjoys playing guitar, motorcycling, hunting, skiing, and just about any outdoor activity.