Patrick Aguilar is an attorney at Spitz, The Employee’s Law Firm. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Leadership from Miami University. In 2022, Patrick graduated with honors from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. During law school, Patrick gained valuable legal experience interning with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Dallas and San Antonio field offices. Patrick joined the Spitz Law Firm in June of 2023 where he is proud to put his law degree to work fighting for dignity in the workplace.
Interview questions and answers:
Why did you decide to practice employment law?
There’s a reason why “What do you do for work” is a popular icebreaker. Work is part of how we identify, how we pay the bills, and how most adults spend one-third of their waking hours. When employers upend this part of our lives through bigotry, greed, or neglect the effects reverberate beyond a missed paycheck. Employment law enables us to demand the dignity and respect we are owed. I’m proud to represent people that know their worth and are willing to fight for it.
What’s the most important aspect of the law to you?
It only takes one person to stand up for what’s right to motivate large institutional change.
What is your favorite employee’s rights act? Why?
Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964. This sweeping law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, transgender status, ethnicity, and national origin in the workplace. This one law has enabled hundreds of millions of Americans to pursue career opportunities of their choice. It’s difficult to overstate this law’s impact on our daily lives.
- Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
- J.D. - 2022
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Volunteer Service Award
- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
- Texas, 2023