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About me

I am married to my lovely wife Kate. She and I are raising three active boys ages 11,12 and 15. We are both involved in their school and sports activities. We love to ski at Mt. Spokane on the winter weekends and we love boating in the summer months and all sports. I love practicing law and helping people who are injured by accidents or medical malpractce navigate the legal system and the insurance system.


I practice law with the philosphy of treating everyone I encounter with respect, regardless of issues of fault.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    18 years, 250 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
    18 years, 250 cases
  3. Insurance: 20%
    18 years, 300 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    18 years, 50 cases
  5. Medical Malpractice: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation

1900 Bank of America Building
601 West Riverside
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law199911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedLawyers.com2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
West Region Top Ranked Law FirmFortune Magazine2014
Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers Named 2014 Pro Bono Firm of the YearSpokane County Bar Association2014
Top Lawyers 2014Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Top Lawyers 2013Spokane Coeur d' Alene Living Magazine2013
Top Lawyers 2012Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
Top Lawyers 2011Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
Spokane's Best LawyersSpokane Coeur d' Alene Living Magazine2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Magna Cum LaudeGonzaga University School of Law1998
Top Lawyers 2010Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living MagazineN/A
Top Lawyers 2009Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCronin Mason Company, Inc1984 - 1993
OwnerJ. Patrick Cronin Company1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to practice2010 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the District of IdahoMember1999 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
New Hampshire Indemnity Co., Inc. V. Budget Rent-A-Car Systems Inc., 148 Wn.2d 929 (2003)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Settling Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist ClaimsAvoiding Ethical Potholes & Take The Lead In Settlement And Mediation2007
Gonzaga Law Review Vol. 33, No. 3A Call for Legislation in Washington State for Statutory New Home Warranties1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
San Diego State UniversityBusinessB.S. Business Administration1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeminarsInsurance Coverage Issues2008
Insurance Coverage IssuesUnderinsured Motorists Coverage2007
Annual Insurance SeminarCompeting Other Insurance Clauses Related to Rental Cars2004