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Patrick Arthur Palace

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury

About Me

At Palace Law Offices, we emphasize workers' compensation, personal injury and social security matters. Mr. Palace is the immediate past President of the  Washington State Bar Association for 2013-2014.  He was the WSBA Treasurer 2010-2011 and was elected to the WSBA Board of Governors for a 3 year term 2008.  He has been voted a "Super Lawyer" repeatedly since 2001. Mr. Palace has produced and moderated two award winning legal TV programs . He served on the Washington State Association of Justice Board of Governors for 10 years.  He is a regular legal education speaker for WSAJ, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar. Mr. Palace has tried jury cases across the state, pursued class actions, represented injured workers throughout the court system, and successfully litigated civil rights and personal injury matters for his clients. Further information may be found at www.Palacelaw.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Workers Compensation: 55%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 45%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (15-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • R Randall Harrison

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    R Harrison Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Favian Valencia

    Awesome Attorney. Would recommend Patrick to anyone that needs efficient and effective legal services.

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    Favian Valencia Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

PO Box 1193
Tacoma, WA, 98401-1193

Palace Law Offices

4009 Bridgeport Way W, Suite B
University Place, WA, 98466

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199206/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Premier 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Service to the Legal ProfessionTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Washington Super LawyersSuperLawyers2014
Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Service to the Legal ProfessionTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
One of the Nation's Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top Attorney's in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Outstanding Service AwardTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2012
Recognition AwardTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Who's Who in Plaintiffs' Personal InjuryWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Washington Super Lawyer AwardLexisNexis2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Washington Super LawyerLexisNexis2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Outstanding Community Service AwardWashington Society of Association Executives2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Outstanding Public Service AwardAmerican Bar Association1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerPalace Law Personal Injury Group, PSC2013 - 2013
Peoples Law School Television SeriesComcast Cable Television2000 - 2003
LawTalk television seriesComcast Cable Television1997 - 1999
Managing PartnerPalace Law Offices1995 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Conference of Bar PresidentsMember2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationImmediate Past President2014 - Present
The National Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar Association of WashingtonPresident2013 - 2014
Washington State Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
Washington State Association for JusticeLiaison to WSBA Board of Governors2011 - 2012
Law Fund of WashingtonBoard Member2011 - 2013
Washington State Bar AssociationWSBA Treasurer2010 - 2011
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap CountiesStong Kids Campaign Association Chair2009 - 2011
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationLiaison2008 - 2011
Tacoma Pierce County YMCABranch Chair2008 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationGovernor, Board of Governors2008 - 2011
Washington State Bar AssociationGovernor - WSBA Board of Governors2008 - 2011
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-chair: HollyBall2006 - 2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSecond VP Judicial Relations2006 - 2007
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2005 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSecond VP: Development Committee2005 - 2006
Washington State Bar AssociationWSBA Independence of Judiciary Blue Ribbon Task Force2005 - 2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationVP: Membership Committee2004 - 2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2003 - 2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationVP: CLE Committee2002 - 2003
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationJudical Selection Committee2002 - 2003
Public JusticeMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationLaw Examiners Committee (Funded Position)2002 - 2003
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMembership Committee2001 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2001 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationLegislative Steering Committee2001 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Commitee2000 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember: New Members Committee2000 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChair: Public Affairs Committee (Two Terms)2000 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChair: New Members Committee2000 - 2001
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMedical-Legal Liaison Committee2000 - 2001
American Bar AssociationWA State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly1999 - 1999
American Bar AssociationMember Solo and Small Firm Committee1999 - 2000
Washington State Association for JusticeWSAJ Board of Govenors (9 Elected Terms)1999 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationLaw Day 2000 Committee Member1999 - 2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationWSTLA Board Member: 6th District Representative1999 - 2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationLiaison to the WSBA Board of Governors1999 - 2000
Washington State Association for JusticeChair: Pierce County Peoples Law School1998 - 2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair: Peoples Law School (Statewide)1998 - 2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationPublic Affairs Committee Member1998 - 2002
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChair: Speakers Bureau1998 - 1999
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember of the Superior Court Liaison Committee1998 - 1999
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident1998 - 1999
Washington State Bar AssociationPublic Legal Education Workgropu Taskforce-Appointed Position1998 - 2000
American Bar AssociationWA State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly1998 - 1998
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTPCBA Convention Planning Committee1997 - 2007
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident-Elect1997 - 1998
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1997 - 1999
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationWA State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly1996 - 1996
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1996 - 2000
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1996 - 2000
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee TPCBA-YLD Board1996 - 1998
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationCLE Committee Member1996 - 1999
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChair: Holly Ball Committee1996 - 1999
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers DivisionChair: Continuing Legal Education Committee1995 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2004
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1995 - 1997
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1995 - 1997
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1995 - 1997
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember Public Relations Committee1995 - 1996
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember1993 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember (EAGLE member since 1998)1993 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A1993 - 1997
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember1992 - 2000
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers DivisionMember TPCBA-YLD1991 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kinney v. Space Needle Corp., 121 Wn. App. 242, 85 P.3d 918 (2004)A win for all injured workers

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NW LawyerDoes Law Need Investors2015
NW LawyerThe Crystal Ball: What Does It Hold For You2015
NW LawyerChoosing Our Future2014
NW LawyerFocusing on the Present2014
NW LawyerWhat If?2014
NW LawyerInventing the Future2014
NW LawyerIt's Time to Change the Conversation2013
NW LawyerGame Changers2013
NW LawyerGetting What We Need to Succeed2013
WSBA Bar NewsHow much are you willing to give up for $125? The Hidden Costs of Referendum: Just Say No!!2012
WSAJ Trial NewsWSAJ Board Unanimously Anti-WSBA Referndum: Just Say No!2012
WSBA Bar News - MarchTime Traveling to Cuba: Four Steps to Living the Havana Life2012
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association News - AugustFinding the Rule Book for Happy2011
Kitsap County Bar News, TCPCBAMy Three Years Are Up. Really?2011
Kitsap County Bar News - JulyPay our Dues Without Blues2011
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsShould the WSBA Increase Licensing Fees to Meet the Growing Costs of Doing Business?2011
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA WebpageShould We Increase Licensing Fees to Meet the Growing Costs of Doing Business?2011
TPCBA Bar News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA WebpageWSBA Receives $320,000 Grant from Attorney General's Office" ALJ's Membership Status and More2010
TCPCB News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA WebpageNew Moderate Means Program Coming Soon2010
TPCBA News, Kitsap County Bar NewsWhere Do We Go From Here?2010
TPCBA Bar News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA WebpageLegislative Limits B&O Tax to 0.3% Increase2010
TPCBA News, Kitsap County, WSBA WebpageOur Volunteer Legal Services Programs: Do we want them? Need them?2010
AuthorWSTLA Automobile Accident Forms Book (Multiple Forms Written)2004
Law Related ArticlesWSTLA TV Show Documents IME Abuses2001
AuthorWSTLA Automobile Accident Litigation Desk Book: Chpt.14; "Pedestiran Accidents"2000
--De Novo, July/August 1999Thanks for a WYLD Time 1999
De Novo, May/June 1999More than "A Civil Action": The Story that John Tavolta Didn't Tell1999
De Novo, April/May 1999Enjoy Life: Manage to Live1999
De Novo, February/MarchWashington's WYLD Kingdom1999
DeNovo, Dec/January, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, DecemberTaking a Stand1998
De Novo, Sept/OctAlex, I'll Take WYLD Things for $500 Answer: Born to be WYLD1998
WSTLA Trial News AprilJust say "no" to Defense Medical Examinations... Or Maybe.1998
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, September, DeNovo/October, Bar News, FYI/OctoberLawTalk: TV for the Common Man1997
WSTLA Trial News, Volume 32, Number 8 April A Tale of Two Fixities1997
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, February, Washington JournalYour Loans, Your License, or Your Profession 1997
WSTLA Trial News, Volume 31, Number 8 April A Subjective Approach to Objective Findings 1996
Editor of the Medical Legal ReporterA Quarterly journal addressing issues effecting the practice of medicine and law1995
AuthorQualified Immunity in the 90's from the Defense Perspective:The Development of Qualified Immunity Since Graham v. Connor.1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawN/A1991
University of WashingtonInternational BusinessBBA1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Future of the ProfessionPast, Present & Future2015
Online DiscussionRetooling Your Practice for the Future2014
Mission PossibleChoose the Future of Your Practice2014
New Lawyers Education ProgramManaging Your Practice2011
How to Start Your Solo Practice WebinarGetting Started2011
Access to Justice ConventionUsing Social Media2010
Learning the Evidence DanceUsing Evidence for Maximum Effect2008
eTrialTop 10 Tips for Power Use of Word2008
TPCBA ConventionUsing Workers Compensation Law to Power up Your PI Practice2007
Successful Ethical MarketingCreative Ethical Marketing on Different Budgets2006
TPCBA ConventionPhysical and Fiscal Health2005
Cutting Edge Trial StrategiesWinning with Multimedia Pleadings, Training for Trial 2005
Strategies for the Information AgeWinning with Multimedia Pleadings2003
Strategies for the Information AgeUsing Video Technology at the BIIA2003
Helping the Worker through Difficult TimesHelping the Worker through Difficult Times2003
Damages to Achieve Money JusticeUsing the Defense Medical Expert2003
Tort Law UpdateExcluding Tencer with the Defenses' Best Case2002
Successful Ethical MarketingWhat is Ethical Marketing Tools and Techniques2002
Worker's Comp: Back to BasicsDME's Sham or Opportunity2001
Independant Medical ExaminationsThe Orthopedic Examination: Separating the Right from the Wrong2001
WSTLA ConventionWSTLA Convention2000
South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE Part IIThe New, The Tried, The Proven2000
Cross Examination of Defense Medical ExaminersCross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners2000
Cross Examination of Defense Medical ExaminersCross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners2000
How to Run ann Effective Solo or Small Law PracticeClient Relationships/Marketing1999
South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE: The New, The Tried, The ProvenPersonal Injury1998
Auto Cases: Don't Get Run OverPersonal Injury1998
WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation SeminarDisability Ratings from Chiropractors: What are they Being Told?1997
WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation SeminarDirect and Cross Examination Tips & Demonstration of a Chiropratic Exam1997
Subluxation & Litigation SeminarWorkers Copensation and Third Party Claims: Getting the Doctors Paid1997
Minor Settlements: Everything You Must Know About the New RulePersonal Injury1997
Annual Workers Compensation SeminarDisability Ratings1997
Rule 35 ExamsPersonal Injury1996
Openings/ClosingsLitigation1996
Exhibits: One Picture, A Thousand WordsLitigation1996
Courthouse Tour '96Litigation1996
ABCs of BankruptcyBankruptcy1996
Taking the Fear Out of Voir DireLitigation1995
Settlement: The Law of SuccessPersonal Injury1995