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Patrick Bernard Greenwell

About me

Patrick B. Greenwell (Pat) was born and raised in Ohio.


After a six year enlistment in the U.S. Navy, at the end of the Vietnam War, he worked for various computer and high tech companies in Silicon Valley. Being dissatisfied with electronics and electrical engineering, he wanted to work in a field that was more people oriented, he chose law.


He attended Western State University, College of Law in San Diego. During law school he clerked for the law firm of McCarty, Patterson, & Ferguson. After graduation, the firm offered him a job as a bankruptcy and real estate law associate. He stayed in that position for several years before entering private practice. His office practiced extensive real estate law in representing homeowner’s associations, landlords, developers, and realtors. He relocated to Tuolumne County in the fall of 1989.



Mr. Greenwell served for ten years as the County Counsel for Tuolumne County, California. In that capacity, he served as the chief legal advisor for the elected Board of Supervisors as well as the County’s boards, commissions, committees, and districts. In addition to other County departments, Mr. Greenwell advised County Planning Department, Building Department, and numerous commissions on all aspects of real estate, planning, land use, development law, and bankruptcy law.


Mr. Greenwell once again went into private practice in 2000. His practice has emphasized bankruptcy and real estate law.


For fun he likes to fly (Commercial Multi Engine licensed pilot), snow and water ski, travel, and spend time with his four kids.





Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 50%
    30 years
  2. Chapter 13: 25%
    30 years
  3. Chapter 11: 20%
    30 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 5%
    30 years

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  • Ryan Patrick Murphy

    Attorney Greenwell is a real litigator when it comes to Bankrupcy and Debt. This gentleman knows the courtroom and how to navigate your case through the complex processes of Bankrupcy. I highly endorse this attorney.


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Contact info

Patrick B. Greenwell

1301 G Street.
Modesto, CA, 95354


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
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BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney OwnerGreenwell Law2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
Modesto Chamber of CommerceMember1989 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1986 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationN/A1973 - Present
Modesto Chamber of CommerceFormer Chairman of the BoardN/A
County Counsel for Tuolumne CountyChief Legal AdvisorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
County Business SumitBusiness Law2015
Business SumitBusiness Law2014