Both Patricia Novak McCloskey and her husband Mark T. McCloskey are personal-injury lawyers. They run the McCloskey Law Center from their house along Portland Place, a private street in the Central West End of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.
The house is a Renaissance-style palazzo dubbed the Niemann Mansion. It is currently appraised at $1.15 million.
It was in 1912 when the original owners of the house, Edward Faust and his wife Anna Busch Faust, moved in. Their daughter Audrey Faust Wallace celebrated her society debut there in 1916.
In an interview with St. Louis Magazine in 2018, Mark and Patricia talked about the renovations they did in the house. She told the publication, “The glass in the windows is actually from there and the shutters, at least the ironwork, are probably original.”
On June 28, 2020, Mark and Patricia made headlines after they stood outside the house and pointed guns at around 300 Black Lives Matter protesters who were en route to St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson‘s house to demand her resignation for releasing the names and addresses of residents who had suggested defunding the police department. Here are 13 more facts about Patricia:
- She is a Phi Beta Kappa and an alumna of Pennsylvania State University. She graduated first in her class and summa cum laude.
- After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, she attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, USA.
- She met Mark at SMU when they were both students there. They have one daughter.
- She was a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethical review panel and a St. Louis city committee woman.
- In 1986, she and Mark were admitted to the Missouri bar.
- She and Mark bought their St. Louis mansion in February 1988.
- On May 10, 1988, she donated $750 to President’s Dinner / AKA 1988 Republican Senate-House Dinner Committee.
- She and Mark got married in 1990.
- She and Mark renewed their wedding vows on April 24, 2011.
- On February 15, 2018, she donated $8.75 to the Republican National Committee.
- Wearing black-and-white-striped top with capri pants, she was barefoot while she was holding a small handgun during the confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters in front of their house on June 28, 2020.
- On June 17, 2021, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000.
- She was 62 years old when Missouri governor Mike Parson pardoned her and Mark on July 30, 2021.