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Patrick William Rawnsley

About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    12 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    12 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Elizabeth Elaine Christy

    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a well respected attorney.


    Elizabeth Christy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles E Szurszewski

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had several cases with Pat. He is a tenacious advocate who can still step back and be gentleman.


    Charles Szurszewski Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

1411 State Ave. NE, Suite 102
Olympia, WA, 98506


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPWR LAW, PLLC2012 - Present
Managing PartnerFoster, Rawnsley, Fugate & Schaller, P.C.2010 - 2012
Managing PartnerRawnsley & Fugate, P.C.2007 - 2010
Associate AttorneyMorgan Hill, P.C.2004 - 2007
ParalegalMorgan Hill, P.C.1995 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBA - Family Law Executive CommitteeCommittee Member2015 - Present
Thurston County Bar Association, Family Law SectionSection Chair2014 - 2015
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Evergreen State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Volunteer Attorney TrainingChild Custody 1012014