Patrick J. Eng
Attorney Pat Eng has been practicing law in Columbia, Missouri since 1973. He has applied legal proficiency to a variety of cases and focuses his practice on criminal law.
Pat is a respected trial attorney who has tried more than 100 cases to conclusion in civil and criminal courts. Pat has tried jury cases in over 20 Missouri counties and has been involved in cases in the majority of counties in Missouri. He has also appeared in and first chaired jury trials in federal courts
throughout the state. Pat also successfully tried a case that was featured on Court TV, which was highlighted by commentary by Nancy Grace. When Pat is not in the courtroom, he strives to educate fellow attorneys on the finer points of trial litigation. He provides his insight to CLE programs run by the Missouri Bar Association and Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Pat has excelled in his legal career and has an excellent reputation as a professional and fair attorney. Pat was selected by his peers to receive the Super Lawyer Award for Missouri and Kansas in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was also named one of “Columbia’s Top Lawyers” in 2009. Pat is a past president of the Missouri Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served on their board of directors for more than 30 years. For his efforts in the courtroom, Pat has received the organization’s Charles Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Bob Duncan Award for Appellate Advocacy. Pat has also served as president of the Boone County Bar Association in 2006. In 2013, Martindale-Hubbell recognized Partner Pat Eng as “Rated AV(r) Preeminent(tm) Attorneys. ” Since 1868, Martindale-Hubbell has rated attorneys based on anonymous peer and judiciary ratings of attorneys’ legal ability and ethical standards. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the AV rating represents the “highest possible peer review rating in legal ability & ethical standards.” Less than 5% of all attorneys achieve a “AV(r) Preeminent(tm) Attorneys” rating.
In addition to his work in the legal arena, Pat serves on the board of directors of Alternative Community Training (ACT), a “sheltered workshop” where his middle child is a “consumer.”
A Boone County, Missouri local, Pat served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1967 and supports many veterans’ organizations. He is a long-time supporter and fan of Mizzou athletics.