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A founding partner of Daehnke Stevens LLP, Patricia concentrates her practice in civil litigation, primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense.  Her practice includes litigation of complex, multi-party, high damages, high risk cases in California and Nevada, in state and federal court. She served as lead counsel for eight gastroenterologists in mass tort litigation involving several hundred cases arising from alleged negligence in Propofol administration and failure to properly clean, disinfect and sterilize endoscopes resulting in alleged transmission of Hepatitis C through contaminated scopes. Patricia has successfully defended high profile wrongful death and severe injury cases at trial in Nevada and California, in state and federal court.  She also represents healthcare professionals before licensing boards.


Patricia has been recognized as a prominent attorney in both California and Nevada.  Named one of California’s Top 100 Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal in 2015 and 2014, and a Woman of Distinction by the California Women Lawyers in 2013, Patricia was also named Top Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Defense by Vegas, Inc. Magazine in 2013 and Top Lawyer, Medical Malpractice by NPR’s Desert Companion, Las Vegas in 2014.  Patricia has been Martindale Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent from 2002 through 2015.  She has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2007.


Patricia is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice, and is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.


Patricia served as President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) in 2013-2014.  She received the Matthew S. Rae Outstanding Section Leader Award for her service as Chair of the Litigation Section. She is a past Chair of the LACBA Delegation to the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations. Patricia is a member of ASCDC, DRI and the Clark County Bar Association, and the American Academy of Medical Malpractice Attorneys.


Patricia is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, all courts of the states of California and Nevada, as well as the United States District Courts for Nevada, Central and Southern District of California. She graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1992, where she was a Thomas More Scholar, President of the Moot Court Honors Council, Chair of the Martin Luther King Committee and a Gonzaga Law Review Editor. She served as Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Justice Bob Rose of the Nevada Supreme Court in 1993.


Prior to founding Daehnke Stevens, Patricia was a shareholder and trial attorney at Bonne Bridges, Mueller, O’Keefe & Nichols, where she started and became the managing shareholder of the Las Vegas office.



“The Business and Practice of Medicine Post the Affordable Care Act:  What Challenges Lie Ahead for Nevada?” Nevada Business Journal (with Kristin Marker) (November 2012)

Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Civil Litigation Walkthrough Program, Trial Skills/Cross-Examination, Los Angeles Superior Court (March 2015)
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, “Under, Over, or Around: Plaintiff’s Attempt to Circumvent MICRA” (September 2015)

Awards and Honors
Martindale Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent (2002-2015)
Super Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Defense (2007-2015)
Daily Journal Top Women Lawyers (2014, 2015)
Women of Distinction, California Women Lawyers (2013)
Fellow, Barrister, Order of Juris,  Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
LACBA – Matthew S. Rae Outstanding Section Leader (2008)
Vegas, Inc. Top Lawyers – Medical Malpractice Defense, Healthcare
Valley’s Top Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, Desert Companion Las Vegas (2014)

Civil Trial Advocate, The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
Board Certified Pretrial and Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Legal Specialization (2008)

Bar Activities

Los Angeles County Bar Association

•President (2013-2014)
•Litigation Section, Chair
•Delegation to CDCBA, Chair
•Delegation to CDCBA, Chair


Clark County Bar Association - Member
DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar – Member
Diversity Law Institute - Member
Trial Lawyer Institute – Member
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles - Member
Chancery Club - Member
California Women Lawyers - Member

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA, Doctor of Law (J.D.), cum laude, 1989-1992
     •Thomas More Scholar
     •President, Moot Court Honors Council
     •Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
     •Chair, Martin Luther King Committee
Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor’s Degree, English, Writing Emphasis


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 85%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
  3. Administrative Law: 5%
    24 years, 100 cases
  4. Health Care: 5%
    24 years, 50 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Founding Partner and Trial Lawyer

Daehnke Stevens LLP
2300 W. Sahara, Suite 680 Box 32
Las Vegas, NV, 89102

Daehnke Stevens LLP

5900 Wilshire Blvd.
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90036



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women LawyersDaily Journal2015
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice DefenseSuper Lawyers2015
Top LawyerDesert Companion Magazine2014
Top 100 Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal2014
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Top LawyerVegas Inc.2013
Women of DistinctionCalifornia Women Lawyers2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super Lawyer- Southern CaliforniaLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Board-Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2009
Super Lawyer- Southern CaliforniaLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super Lawyer- Southern CaliforniaLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Matthew S. Rae, Jr. Outstanding Section Leader AwardLos Angeles County Bar Association2008
Super Lawyer- Southern CaliforniaLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Partner and Trial LawyerDaehnke Stevens LLP2015 - Present
Managing Shareholder of the Las Vegas OfficeBonne Bridges Mueller O'keefe & Nichols1995 - 2015
Law Clerk to Chief Justice Robert RoseNevada Supreme Court1993 - 1993
Shareholder, Trial AttorneyBonne Bridges Mueller O'keefe & Nichols1992 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Pretrial Practice2012 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow, Barrister, Order of Juris2009 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Specialist2006 - Present
Chancery ClubMemberN/A
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Trial Lawyer InstituteMemberN/A
Diversity Law InstituteMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability CommitteeMemberN/A
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMemberN/A
Clark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and NevadaMemberN/A
California Women LawyersMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationChair, Outstanding Jurist Committee2007 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation SectionChair2007 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Conference of DelegatesChair2004 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada Business JournalThe Business and Practice of Medicine Post the Affordable Care Act: What Challenges Lie Ahead for Nevada?2012
Bonne Bridges NewsbriefThe Medical Record As Evidence - How Will Your Chart Look to a Jury?2007
Defense Counsel JournalSupreme Court Signals An End to Discriminatory Use of PeremptoriesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Loyola Marymount UniversityEnglish, Writing EmphasisBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Civil Litigation Walkthrough ProgramTrial Skills/Cross-Examination2015
ASCDC Santa Barbara Professional Liability ConferenceUnder, Over, or Around: Plaintiff's Attempt to Circumvent MICRA2015