Patrice Failor, Biography, Net Worth, Husband & Family Details

Patrice Failor, the wife of former FBI director “James Comey”, was born on 10th of November 1960 in North Virginia, USA. Patrice works as an advocate at juvenile court in the United States.

Patrice Failor is 6 feet tall and currently 60 years old (as of 2020). Her husband James comey is 6 feet 8 inches tall.


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

His father was born on October 22, 1927, in Marion, Iowa and attended the “University of Iowa Law School”. He married “Maurene” on August 4, 1956. He travelled all over United States in his career and then finished the distinguished career back in Iowa as the 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 childrens, 4 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 only 9 days old, he died from a Group B strep infection. Patrice and her husband have also been foster parents and have served as a guardian ad litem for foster kids. Patrice was also part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) association.

“Maurene Comey”, their oldest daughter, first attended “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 University of Richmond’s student newspaper.

Patrice Failor with Husband James Comey (Image Courtesy Instagram – @comey)


Patrice and her husband James Comey met each other through a mutual friend in a party, in 1978, when they were both freshmen at “William and Mary College” in Williamsburg, Virginia. Both of them clicked instantly and remained college sweethearts, completing their graduation in 1982. After graduation, Patrice pursued “master’s degree in counselling” while James received his “Juris Doctor (JD)” from the “University of Chicago Law School” in 1985. They both got married in 1987, after a loving nine years of relationship.

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Patrice started her career as a counsellor and then joined the “Bridgeport superior court” as a volunteer. She raised the “Juvenile Justice Issues” in United States, which earned her an opportunity to serve as a “special advocate” in Juvenile court. Patrice came in the news when in 2016, she opposed a bill supported by the “legislative Judiciary Committee”, that proposed to revamp the “juvenile justice system” by allowing unpaid volunteers to counsel children.


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

Her husband’s net worth was put approximately around 11 million $ (USD), when he has to disclose it during FBI nominations. He also revealed that he stood to receive $3 million in a hedge fund profit-sharing payout. He and Patrice had $5 million in stocks, including investments in Exxon Mobile, Hormel Foods, Berkshire Hathaway, and other companies. And they owned a $3 million home in Westport, Connecticut. Even after his formal dismissal from FBI director post, there was no shortage of income for him. He signed a multi-million book deal for his memoir titled “A Higher Loyalty”, on which a four hour CBS miniseries is announced to be made featuring actor “Jeff Daniels”. James Comey currently earns by giving speeches throughout United States, on ethical leadership for a minimum six-figures. Apart from her husband’s, Patrice Failor herself is estimated to have a net worth of 4-5 million USD.

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