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Patrick is a shareholder at Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S. He has been in practice for more than 30 years. His current trial practice emphasizes representation of professionals in the health and legal fields in civil matters and disciplinary matters. He represents doctors, lawyers, chiropractors, hospitals, nurses and naturopaths. He has handled hundreds of negligence and disciplinary matters for professionals. Patrick also has trial experience in products liability, premises liability, consumer protection, construction defect and surety matters. Patrick is a former legislative assistant to the Hon. Warren G. Magnuson. He also served as a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 70%
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
  3. Litigation: 10%

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Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S.

901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA, 98164-2047


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association ELC Task ForceMember2009 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2005 - 2005
Washington State Bar Association, Disciplinary BoardMember1997 - 1999
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMemberN/A
Trial Practice SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
WSPIE v. FisonsPlaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Federation of Insurance Counsel QuarterlyProof of Defect in Strict Products Liability: A Bad Precedent1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - BerkeleyN/AA.B.1977