Patrice Failor Bio, Net Worth

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Who is Patrice Failor? Patrice Failor, wife of former FBI Director “James Comey,”” was born on November 10, 1960, in North Virginia, USA. Patrice works as a lawyer in the juvenile court in the United States.

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Patrice Failor is 6 feet tall and currently 60 years old (from 2020). Her husband James Comey is six-and-a-half m tall.

Her father’s name is “Edward Dale Failor” and her mother is Isobel Maurene Julius. She has two siblings, sister “Michelle Olson” and brother “Edward Dale Failor Jr.”; both married and living in Iowa, USA. Her brother is a top aide to the Republican caucus in the Iowa Senate.

His father was born on October 22, 1927 in Marion, Iowa and studied at the University of Iowa Law School. He married “Maurene” on August 4, 1956. He traveled throughout his career throughout the United States and then completed his distinguished career in Iowa as executive director of Iowans for Tax Relief. He died on October 22, 2018 on his 91st birthday.


Patrice and James had a large family of five children, four girls and a boy, namely “Maurene Ryan Comey”, “Katherine Comey”, “Claire Comey”, “Abby Comey” and “Brien James Comey”. The couple also had a boy named “Collin Edward Comey,”” but unfortunately, in 1995, when he was just 9 days old, he died of a group of B streptococcal infection. Patrice and her husband have also been foster parents and served as special trustees for foster children. Patrice was also part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) association.

“Maurene Comey,” their eldest daughter, first went to William and Mary college and then graduated from Harvard’s law school in 2013. In 2017, her other daughter “Claire Comey” was chosen as editor-in-chief of student newspaper at the University of Richmond.
Patrice Failor with husband James Comey (courtesy of Instagram – @comey)

Patrice and her husband James Comey met at a party in 1978, when they were both freshmen at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia. Both immediately clicked and remained sweethearts from college and completed their graduation in 1982. After graduation, Patrice took a master’s degree in counseling while James earned his “Juris Doctor (JD)” from the University of Chicago Law School in 1985. Both married in 1987, after a loving relationship of nine years.


Patrice began her career as a consultant and then volunteered at the Bridgeport superior court”. She brought up the “Juvenile Justice Issues” in the United States, which gave her the opportunity to serve as a special counsel for the juvenile court. Patrice made headlines in 2016 when she opposed a bill backed by the legislative judiciary committee, which proposed renewing the “juvenile justice system” by allowing unpaid volunteers to mentor children.


Patrice Failor’s family is considered a wealthy family, largely because of the career of her husband James Comey. From 2002 to 2003, her husband was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He was then the Deputy Attorney General of the United States from December 2003 to August 2005. He then became a senior vice president of “Lockheed Martin” as general counsel. From 2010 to 2013, he became general counsel at “Bridgewater Associates.” He was also a member of the board of directors of “HSBC Holdings” until President Barack Obama appointed Comey to the post of the FBI’s 7th Director in September 2013. His salary as director of the FBI was about $170,000/year.

Her husband’s net worth was estimated at about $11 million (USD), when he is due to announce it during FBI nominations. He also revealed that he would receive $3 million in the profit-sharing of a hedge fund. He and Patrice had $5 million in shares, including investments in Exxon Mobile, Hormel Foods, Berkshire Hathaway and other companies. And they had a $3 million house in Westport, Connecticut. Even after his formal resignation from the post of director of the FBI, there was no lack of income for him. He signed a multibillion-dollar deal for his memoir titled “A Higher Loyalty,” which announces a four-hour CBS miniseries starring “Jeff Daniels.” James Comey is currently making speeches in the United States about ethical leadership for at least six figures. Apart from her husband’s, Patrice Failor himself is estimated to have a net worth of 4-5 million USD.