Patrick Dorgan was elected President of the Law Society of Ireland for the year 2018/19, with effect from Friday, 9 November 2018.
Patrick Dorgan is the 148th president of the Society and a partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn. He will serve a 12-month term at the head of the Irish solicitors’ profession, which comprises over 10,800 practising solicitors.
Patrick was brought up in Cork, with stints in Galway and Dublin as the son of a manager in the Munster & Leinster Bank. He was educated at Christian Brothers College, University College, Cork and the Law Society of Ireland.
A Law Society Council member for almost 20 years, Patrick has also served on most of its Committees. He was executive Chair of the solicitors’ professional indemnity mutual, the SMDF, until its recent trade sale.
He practises as a property partner in leading law firm Ronan Daly Jermyn. He is married to Maria, and has three children, the eldest of whom is also a solicitor.
Patrick has highlighted a focus on diversity and inclusion within the profession during his term of office.
Look out for regular updates on news and developments of interest to the legal profession on the President's dedicated Twitter account - @LSIpresident.