Experienced prosecutor and courtroom technology expert Patrick Muscat serves as a consultant and faculty member at Vera Causa Group. After 30 years of service, Patrick retired from the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (WCPO).
During his time at the WCPO, he vertically prosecuted homicide cases for 10 years. He rose to the level of Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division, which included the Homicide Unit, Community Prosecution, Operation Legend, and the Major Drug Unit.
Patrick also served as the director of the Violent Crime Unit (VCU), and he developed and managed a new Litigation Technology Unit. He oversaw the Forensic Evidence Review Unit in 2009.
Patrick has extensive experience as an instructor specializing in the use of technology in law enforcement and in trial advocacy. He has trained hundreds of professionals in Michigan, across the country and even in Cairo, Egypt. He has taught Courtroom Technology and other trial advocacy related courses for the American Bar Association, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), the National Advocacy Center (NAC), the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM), and the Michigan Judicial Institute. Patrick has been an adjunct law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law teaching Litigation Technology 635 since 2008. In 2020, Pat co-authored a book on visual trial strategy and best practices; Visual Litigation: Visual Communication Strategies | Fastcase.
In February of 2017, Patrick was awarded the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan’s Distinguished Faculty Award.
Patrick graduated from the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in English and Communications in 1991. He graduated from the Michigan State University School of Law in 1994.