In addition to my years of experience as an attorney, I also have many years of experience (11+) as a paralegal which has provided me with a rare skill set; I understand how to get things done with our user-unfriendly legal system. This combination of skills plays a critical role in our firm's ability to serve our clients as my four paralegals, who have a combined legal experience in excess of 70 years, are more than able to navigate our legal system efficiently.
I attended high school and college in Thurston County; I have been a resident of Thurston County for more than 35 years. I am a veteran of the United States Air Force having served on active duty during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I am active in my local church, serving in a leadership role.
I enjoy outdoor pursuits: hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and the like. I have competed in track at the collegiate level as well as tennis on a regional level. I enjoy the competitive nature of athletics as well as a good fight in court.
It is our hope that our firm can address your legal need; please feel free to contact us.
Licensed since 2004
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Pat works very hard for his clients. He is a true student of the law, and his knowledge runs deep due to his prior career as a paralegal. When I have a complex legal question, he is on the short list of attorneys I call for an answer. He advocates for his clients, yet he is always willing to negotiate.
Michael Dewitt Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2011|
|Managing Partner||PWR LAW, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Foster, Rawnsley, Fugate & Schaller, P.C.||2010 - 2012|
|Managing Partner||Rawnsley & Fugate, P.C.||2007 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Morgan Hill, P.C.||2004 - 2007|
|Paralegal||Morgan Hill, P.C.||1995 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Thurston County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Section Chair||2014 - Present|
|Thurston County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Evergreen State College||N/A||B.A.||1990|
|Volunteer Attorney Training||Non-Parental Custody 101||2015|
|Volunteer Attorney Training||Child Custody 101||2014|