meet our team

Patrick B. Mathis

Founding Member

Patrick Mathis founding member of Title IX solutions and Mathis Marifian and Richter

Background

Patrick Mathis is a Founding Member of TIXS as well as a shareholder of Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. (MM&R), a law firm based in Southern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Patrick brings over 30 years of legal experience to TIXS. Having advised clients on a wide variety of legal issues, he has a developed awareness of the broad implications of incidents which may affect victims, alleged assailants, and educational institutions. With that understanding, he can work with colleges, Title IX Coordinators, school counsel, and our investigators to develop a comprehensive understanding and approach to addressing the issues which arise in incidents of alleged sexual assaults to ensure prompt and equitable resolutions. Patrick also coordinates the training of our investigators regarding the legal aspects of Title IX, DOE guidelines, state law issues, and related areas. He is a training instructor for TIXS, specializing in the Title IX Regulations, compliance, and issues related to sexual assault affecting students studying abroad. On June 10, 2021, Mr. Mathis submitted oral public comments to the United States Department of Education at the Office of Civil Rights Public Hearing Regarding Current Title IX Regulations. Patrick has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Illinois College since 2008.

Trainings

  • Certified Title IX Investigator
  • Civil Rights Investigator – Level One, ATIXA
  • Continuum of Sexual Misconduct, Implicit Biases, and Equitable Responses, Rape, abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
  • Intersection of LGBTQ+ Communities and Sexual Violence (RAINN)
  • Title IX & Beyond, Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Trauma-Informed Interview Techniques, Thomas Tremblay

Professional Associations

  • Board of Trustees at Illinois College, Member

Speaking Engagements

Patrick has been a speaker regarding numerous legal topics for the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association, and Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. His speaking engagements also include:

  • Title IX: A New Era (August 2022), for Title IX Solutions, LLC’s Virtual Conference Title IX in Motion
  • Understanding Title IX Foundations – An Overview of the Title IX Grievance Process for Responsible Employees (May 2022)
  • Overview of the Title IX Regulations for Investigators (November 2021, March 2022)
  • Exploring the “Severe, Pervasive, and Objectively Offensive” Standard (August 2021) with DePaul University Director of Gender Equity/Title IX Coordinator Kathryn Statz)
  • Overview of the Title IX Regulations (June 2021), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Building a Great Title IX Team (May 2021), A Presentation at the URMIA Virtual Spring Conference with DePaul University Director of Gender Equity/Title IX Coordinator Kathryn Statz
  • Title IX Advisor Course: An Introduction for the Title IX Grievance Process, Participating in the Title IX Grievance Process (March 2021), with Emma Davis of Baker Donelson
  • Overview of the Title IX Regulations (January 2021), Guest Speaker at USA&M CLE Event
  • Title IX & Beyond: Overview of the Title IX Regulations (August 2020), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Handling Complaints Under the New Title IX Regulations (May 2020), Title IX Solutions, LLC