I take pride in partnering with and supporting my clients to resolve their legal and practical challenges, so that they can move forward.
Pat advocates for individuals and businesses by providing practical solutions with powerful results. Known for being determined, he develops creative, client-centered solutions as a counselor and litigator in the areas of condominium and homeowner association law, aviation law, collections law, and business and personal injury litigation. He also represents private schools.
Pat’s experience includes representing varied individual, nonprofit, and business clients in complicated and complex matters in mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal court. He has also successfully argued on behalf of his clients before the Oregon Court of Appeals. Pat serves as legal counsel to homeowner associations and private schools assisting them in navigating the intricate practical and legal issues they encounter on a daily basis.
Outside the office, Pat enjoys spending time with his family, attending theatre productions in New York and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. You might also see him at a Trailblazers game, at the Oregon coast, or in one of Portland’s fantastic restaurants. Before becoming a lawyer, he spent more than 15 years as a theatre director and teacher. That experience gives him flexibility and helps him walk in the shoes of his clients.
Admitted to Practice
- United States District Court, District of Oregon
- Pacific Lutheran University, B.F.A. 1991, magna cum laude
- University of Kentucky, M.A., 1993
- Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. 2009
Memberships & Recognition
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Community Association Institute
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Oregon State Bar Association
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
- Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 - 2017
- Lewis and Clark Cornelius Honor Society, 2009
- Joyce Ann Harpole Award, 2008
- Justice Robert E. Jones Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 20
Vicarious Liability, 1 Torts, Chapter 15, (OSB Legal Pubs 2012)
Adoption of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act in Oregon: The Right Time and the Right Reasons, 13 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 787 (2009). [PDF]