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Although our practice specializes in representing contractors, I have been an active trial attorney throughout my twenty plus years of practice.  I have taken over twenty cases to a jury verdict..  I have had numerous bench trials.  I also have had an active appellate practice with three published cases (see below) in varied areas of practice.  I have obtained two, million dollar verdicts for clients.  I also speak Dutch fluently, was born in the Netherlands and also speak some Spanish and German, not fluently but passably.  My husband and I practice together in a small office setting.


Professional Activities: 


President, Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, 1993, California State Bar Conference of Delegates, Chair, Calendar Coordinating Committee, Chair Resolutions Committee, Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, Member, American Bar Association

Published Cases: 


WSS Industrial, Inc. v Great West Contractors, Inc.  (California Contractor's License Law  Decision); 162 Cal.App.4th 581, 76 Cal.Rptr.3d 8 (2008)


Knupfer v Lindblade (In re Thomas Dyer) (Creditor's Right to Repayment of Purchase Money for Home) 322 F. 3d 1178 (9th Cir. 2003)


In re Marriage of Biallas (move away custody case); 65 Cal. App.4th 755, 76 Cal. Rptr. 2d 717(4th Dist. 1998)


Languages spoken: English, Dutch

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 35%
    27 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    27 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
  5. Litigation: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christina Josephine Ferrante

    Patricia has an excellent reputation in our legal community with both attorneys and judges alike. Attorneys I know trust her with their own cases and she is a delight personally.


    Christina Ferrante Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Vanessa Silvina Davila

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Pat for a number of years. Several years ago I had the pleasure of working with her on a case that gave us an opportunity to flex our litigation muscles. Pat was able to obtain quick and favorable results for her client in that matter. I find Pat to be a very competent and highly skilled litigator and would highly recommend her to anyone in search of a good litigator.


    Vanessa Davila Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Pitre & Teunisse, Inc.

P O Box 186
San Dimas, CA, 91773-0186


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPitre & Teunisse, Inc.1993 - Present
Associate AttorneyCovington & Crowe1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationPresident1993 - 1994
State Bar of CaliforniaVice-Chair, Conference of Delegates, Ex. Comm1990 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Great West Contractors, Inc. adv WSS Industrial, Inc.Reversal on appeal, published decision
Great West Contractors, Inc. v Irvine Unified School Districtreversed on appeal; published
In re Marriage of Biallasreversed on appeal; published decision
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Publication nameTitleDate
West Group publicationIn re Modtech Holdings, Inc., Debtor; Stahl v Whelan Electric, Inc.2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1988
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985