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Patrick Michael Hanis

Patrick Michael Hanis

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business, Probate

About Me

I am a partner at Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC. I assist people with estate planning, probate, real estate, and business transactions and litigation. This includes matters related to estate disputes, guardianships, collections, boundary disputes, construction claims, and related issues.


Due to my litigation/arbitration/mediation experience, I am called upon to assist clients in a variety of matters. I am result oriented and find great pleasure when clients reach their legal goals quickly and efficiently. When a fair resolution cannot be achieved, I fight for my clients to achieve the most beneficial result possible.  I have extensive experience in Superior and Federal courts, including trials, mediations, and arbitrations.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    14 years
  2. Business: 25%
    14 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    14 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    14 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Sara Katherine Wahl

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Sara Wahl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jennifer L Treadwell Karol

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Jennifer Karol Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC

6703 S 234th St Ste 300
Kent, WA, 98032-2903




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Kiwanian of the YearMeridian-Kent Kiwanis2011
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2005
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2004
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC2007 - Present
AssociateHanis Greaney, PLLC2003 - 2007
AssociateHanis & Olson, PLLC2001 - 2003
Law ClerkWashington State Attorney General1999 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kiwanis Childrens Cancer ProgramBoard Member2010 - Present
KiwanisPresident, Meridian-Kent Kiwanis2008 - 2009
South King County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
South King County Bar AssociationTrustee2005 - 2007
King County Water District #111Elected Commissioner2004 - Present
KiwanisBoard Member2003 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaVarious leadership positions1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Will DisputeAfter trial, the court ruled in favor of my client, and required the brother to reimburse my clients' attorneys fees and costs.
Easement DisputeCourt found in favor of my client that the neighbors interpretation of the easement was incorrect, and that the trees removed were not unlawfully cut.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Kent ReporterFloods, disasters and insurance: Kent attorney offers timely advice2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of WashingtonSpeech CommunicationsBA1998
Utah Valley UniversityBusinessN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Green River FloodingA legal perspective for businesses preparing for flooding and other disasters2009
Community/youth groupsThe role of attorneys and the laws in society2009
New Lawyer OrientationMaintaining a balanced life2007
New Lawyer OrientationMaintaining a balanced life2006