5.0 stars 18 totalReview Patrick Palace
When you begin an L&I case it feels very much like you are being punished for being injured. The L&I Department’s job is to get you back to work as soon as possible and sometimes this is not in keeping with your recovery needs. Trying to communicate with the department is frustrating and the rules can be difficult to understand. This frustration created more stress and worry on top the damage that my assault had caused. When Patrick took over it was like a burden being lifted from my shoulders. I could finally let go of the worry about who was looking out for my needs and concentrate on getting better. Not only did Patrick succeed in relieving me of the worry but he also achieved the best possible outcome for me. When it came down to pay he also didn’t even take all that was allowed by the laws but once again put my needs first. Patrick is a great man and a wonderful attorney.
I was referred to Pat and his team by a relative of my wife, also in the legal profession. She knew Pat Palace and her legal advice to call him was the best advise I had received in a very long time. From the first moment that I walked into the office, I felt like they cared about me and my family, I just wanted to focus on healing and returning back to work. I felt like I had been stripped of my livelihood not being able to work. Palace Law made sure that my paycheck was always there which was a huge burden off my mind. They always stayed in contact with me, no surprises, another HUGE stress reliever when dealing with L&I. I remember going to the mailbox hoping to find my check & found another hurdle or hoop if you will before I could pay my bills or even put food on the table.
Palace Law made my life livable, I did everything needed to follow through with my part of the process which is very important and key your success. My family is very important to me as yours is. I referred another family member to Palace Law because I knew he was in great hands as I was. Pat Palace and his team truly care about you, your family, your success.
Years of pain and stress. I could not work and had no income. Three previous attorneys gave up on me. I was told my case was too complicated, so I called Patrick Palace. Patrick and his staff turned my whole world around. Patrick and his staff care about their clients. They really know how to ask the right questions. They check up on their clients and always keep them informed. Patrick Palace is without a doubt, the hardest working and smartest Attorney I have ever met. His knowledge and skill settled my difficult cases. Don’t give up and lose hope, turn your case over to Patrick. I did!!
I sustained a back injury on the job and filed an L&I claim for compensation which was denied. Just when I was ready to give up hope I was told by a friend to contact Patrick Palace. I contacted Palace Law Offices and spoke directly to Patrick, he was kind and compassionate and for the first time I felt that it wasn't all about money. Palace Law Offices accepted my case, they provided the best representation possible, my L&I claim was opened and through Patrick's representation I received the compensation I was due. I very rarely make recommendations but in this case I highly recommend the services of Palace Law Offices.
Before coming to Palace Law I had 9 different Vocational Counselors work on my case. Finally, after an IME doctor lost my file, I knew it was time to get an attorney. I was referred to Palace Law by a friend, and I am so grateful for that referral! My experience with Patrick and Palace Law was great. You guys were able to take care of everything. Had I not come to you, The Department would’ve just thrown me to the side. There were months that would go by with no word from The Department, and when I’d finally talk to someone it would be a different Vocational Counselor every time who would know nothing about my case. Coming to Palace Law took the entire burden off of my shoulders. I trusted you guys to handle it, and you did! I thought I was too young for a pension and was shocked when I got one. What a relief!
Thank you, Palace Law.
- Diane T.
Posted by Sheila
I have been with Patrick Palace for about 4 years. I went to see him when LNI decided to start fighting me on every issue and threatened to cut me off. Kristi worked hard fighting for my rights. I have now been pensioned and it has been thanks to Patrick Palace and Kristi. I can not thank them enough for all they have done. I Will use them again if I ever need a lawyer.
Posted by Steven
In 2012 I was injured at work. I was tossed into a system I didn't understand, though quite clearly, it wasn't about helping me. I went through periods of no pay, uncertainty of my future. I heard a radio ad and called Palace Law. Today I have a big kid on the block backing me. So when L&i decides I should not recieve, 75% of my benefits, I don't have to worry very long. Someone explains what happened and why. That's so important to me, just a simple reason, because it doesn't make any sense. They fix it and it's not always convienant. But my paralegal there Kristy, just knowing that someone will take care of everything is the best bargain in America, when I consider the very small percentage I pay from my checks. They have helped me find the right doctor, the have helped me at every single important interview, IME, so I could do my job, which is to move on and heal. Today I'm a student again. I won't be able to do my job of injury. If I didn't have Pat Palace there is 100% no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am. Retraining even. Without Palace Law I really think I wouldnt have made it. You need a lawyer in this system if you are not able to return to work. I gave him 4 stars on responsive because they are super busy. They help everyone and sometimes they can't get right back to me. But that's ok. Because I know I won't get some canned bs response. I'll get the straight up answer I need. So I put 4 there but everything else, should be 6stars. There's many other perks and awesome things I could say. You just have to learn for yourself and give call them.
Posted by a client
I hired Palace Law to handle my over 7 case. After 2 years without so much as meeting with Patrick or any other attorney in the practice, even though it was repeatedly requested and even told I would, I decided to fire them. My paralegal was great and worked hard, but in a phone conversation I was finally granted with Patrick he all but told me that if he had known that my case was an over 7 he would have never taken it. He wouldn't go to trial with me because he worked hard to establish a relationship with L&I and didn't want to jeopardize it. In short I took this to mean that he put his needs ahead of mine, and if he could take 30% of my settlement without having to work at it he would represent me... Remind you, this was 2 years after hiring this practice..... I think Patrick should spend more time practicing law and less time trying to be the "cool". Pain in the Grass??? More like pain in the ass.... I also believe there to have been a conflict of interest on his part as I have learned that he was being considered for Director of L&I. L&I lawyers are just like the IME physicians... They're all part of the system.
Posted by Dana
I am handling a worker's compensation claim for my hard-working mother. The process has been difficult to understand and navigate. I called a few law offices to ask about representation so we could get assistance. Patrick's law office, specifically, Lynette was incredibly caring, informative, and attentive. I am so grateful! You can tell the passion lies in helping their clients.
Posted by Bob S.
I owe so much to Palace Law. They have stood by me through thick and thin for several years now in my dealings with L & I. I first contacted them when L& I closed out my case prematurely, saying that I was ok to return to work, and could get a job as a Office Clerk, even though I had no such experience, and had been working in managerial jobs, supervising employees, managing installation teams, etc.. Patrick Palace spoke with me, was very understanding and empathetic. He agreed to represent me and got his team going. Even though it took some time, he got my benefits reinstated with back pay.
Most recently, Thaddeus Sikes has been working with me on yet another issue with L & I. He has done a brilliant job representing me, and won that segment of my case for me! It is so reassuring to know that I have them on my side, as my case continues on.
I shudder to think what would have happened to me without them. They are all about helping the people. Money is not the object for them, which is so appreciated under the circumstances. When you can't work and still require medical treatment, there is no money to spare. I am so happy to know that Thaddeus is watching and dealing with every aspect of my case at this time. The entire staff at Palace Law are wonderful. I owe them my undying debt of gratitude.