Patrick Korody, Attorney


  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude (2000)
  • The Ohio State University, J.D., with Honors, Order of the Coif (2005)


  • Florida (2013)
  • Maryland (2005)
  • Middle District of Florida (2016)
  • Western District of Washington (2012)
  • Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (2013)
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (2015)
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (2017)

Licensed to practice before all military courts worldwide.


  • Intern Investigator, Federal Public Defender Service, Washington, DC (1998)
  • Summer Clerk, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) (2003)
  • Summer Clerk, Baker Hostetler, Columbus, OH (2004)
  • Prosecuting Attorney (Intern/Rule II), Delaware County, OH (2004)
  • U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (2005-2015)
  • Trial Counsel, Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic
  • Liaison Officer, Central Criminal Court of Iraq, MNFI, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Staff Judge Advocate, Destroyer Squadron TWO EIGHT
  • Defense Counsel, Naval Legal Service Office Central
  • Senior Defense Counsel, Naval Legal Service Office Central
  • Senior Trial Counsel, Region Legal Service Office Northwest
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for Western District of Washington
  • Supervising Attorney, Navy Victims' Legal Counsel Program
  • Commander (O-5), U.S. Navy Reserve

Patrick Kane Korody was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thoughts in 2000.   Mr. Korody earned his law degree from the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, with Honors, Order of the Coif, in 2005. He graduated at the top of his class, ranked #9 of 227 students and served as an Associate Editor of the The Ohio State University Law Journal.  His law review article, Satellite Surveillance Within U.S. Borders, was published in 2004 (65 OHIO ST. L.J. 1627) and is routinely cited as one of the first legal papers to address the legality regarding the use of satellites and drones to conduct law enforcement surveillance.

In college, Mr. Korody interned with the Federal Public Defender’s Service, serving as an investigator for the agency’s lead homicide defense attorney. While in law school, Mr. Korody served as a student prosecuting attorney in Delaware County, Ohio, handling misdemeanor offenses. During law school, Mr. Korody completed legal clerkships with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Headquarters and at Baker Hostetler, a national law firm.

Mr. Korody commissioned in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2005.  He graduated as the Honor Student from Officer Indoctrination School, Newport, RI and as the #3 student in his Basic Law Course at the Naval Justice School.  In the JAG Corps, Mr. Korody specialized in military justice litigation and was selected early on in his career for the Navy's Military Justice Litigation Career Track.

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