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Patrick C Burpee

Patrick C Burpee

Practice areas:

Contracts & Agreements, Debt Collection, Consumer Protection, Credit Card Fraud

Patrick Burpee

About Me



Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick C. attended the University of Georgia, where he pursued a degree in political science and pre-law, graduating with honors (cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi). After college studies, Mr. Burpee worked in Kodiak, Alaska, and while living there, assisted landowners and Alaska Natives with claims against Exxon resulting from the 1989 Valdez oil spill. He went on to study law and graduated from the Oregon School of Law in 1999.

Mr. Burpee's practice presently focuses on Fair Debt Collection in Washington State, after years of practice in the area of construction litigation, employment law, probate, and contracts. He routinely represents Washington consumers in Fair Debt collection defense cases. However, he also advises businesses throughout the Puget Sound region on creditor's rights and obligations.

An avid trail runner, Mr. Burpee has competed in marathons, multi-day relays and ultra marathons throughout the Northwest and Alaska. If you don't see him at his office, you may see him on the trails.






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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Credit Card Fraud: 25%
    13 years
  2. Consumer Protection: 25%
    13 years
  3. Debt Collection: 25%
    16 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    16 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (35-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

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    I have known Mr. Burpee as a professional colleague and friend for approximately 6 years. I referred a long-time client to Mr. Burpee for post judgment collection assistance. The judgment debtor, a downtown Seattle bar owner, appeared judgment proof with dozens of judgments against him personally as well as his business. Other attorneys had been unsuccessful in their collection efforts. Mr. Burpee recommended a “Tip Tap” - a little-known and rarely-pursued collection technique. I was able to accompany Mr. Burpee, along with the King County Sheriff’s Department, the Washington Liquor Control Board, a locksmith, and moving company to the bar at approximately midnight on a busy Friday evening. The bar owner quickly realized the gravity of the situation, and immediately arranged for payment arrangements. Mr. Burpee’s insight was invaluable. He is a skilled attorney with an attention to detail. I highly recommend Mr. Burpee.


    Stephan Wakefield Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William E. Weigand

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Patrick Burpee is a conscientious, trustworthy and hard-working lawyer. Mr. Burpee has the proven ability to express complex legal concepts in terms that are easily understandable to his clients, and to always place his clients' needs above his own. I have known Mr. Burpee for over ten years, have worked together with Patrick on several legal matters, and have referred many clients to Patrick in areas that are outside of my expertise. Patrick is a creative thinker, and always works to find a viable practical solution for his clients’ legal issues. When his legal skills are required to reach an equitable result, Patrick is diligent and efficient in utilizing his time on behalf of his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Burpee to anyone seeking legal assistance in his areas of practice.”


    William Weigand Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC

5315 Twenty Second Avenue NW
P.O. Box 17577
Seattle, WA, 98127-1269


GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200405/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer ContributorWSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Fair Debt LawyerLaw Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC2003 - Present
Transactional and Litigation AttorneyBlair & Meeker, LLP2002 - 2003
Transactional and Litigation AttorneyThe Scarff Law Firm2001 - 2002
Contracts AttorneyPreston Gates Ellis LLP1999 - 2001

Association NamePosition NameDuration
WSBA Debtor Creditor SectionN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJ.D.1999
University of GeorgiaPolitical Science & Pre-LawBA1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
KUOW's Conversation with Ross ReynoldsRobo-Signing in the Debt Collection Industry2010
Collection Law from Start to FinishAvoid Ethical Tangles in Collections2009
No Family Left BehindConsumer Law2008