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Patrick Lawrence Fortune

Employment and labor Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   5 reviews

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Handling all types of issues including contract formation, interpretation and mediation between parties. General business disputes including real property conflicts.

    8 years, 8 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Ensuring that clients utilize every possible defense in their case. Helping those accused of crimes to manage the harm and achieve the best possible outcome in their case.

    9 years, 16 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    20%
    Generally representing employees who have been denied benefits by their employers

    8 years, 5 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Representing clients in managing the dissolution of marriage, child custody issues and all types of Restraining Orders.

    8 years, 6 cases

  5. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    Representing landlords for all unlawful detainers, evictions and foreclosures.

    9 years, 17 cases

Litigating and working in the law is truly a passion for me. I am dedicated to providing effective representation for my clients. My clients goals in settling a matter become my objectives.

I provide professional and aggressive representation with a personal touch. My clients all have my cell phone number and I do not shy away from taking a meeting on the weekend.

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Confident and stylish before trial.
Licensed for 8 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Patrick

Patrick Fortune, Attorney at Law
1233 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 106
Fresno, CA, 93711

Reviews

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Posted by Shanelle | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver!
Patrick Fortune was amazing! He was easy to talk to and really came up with the best plan of action. I am so happy that I found him! If I ever need a lawyer again Mr.Fortune's office will be my first call.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2015
Excellent job!
Mr. Fortune was recommended to me by another attorney, as he was unable to meet before an upcoming court date. Mr. Fortune was not only able to make to upcoming court appearance, but took the time to meet with me and didn't just meet, he listened. We formulated a plan, and took immediate action. Before, during, and after court appearances he stayed in constant contact with me, answering all my questions and concerns very quickly. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Scott | May 10, 2015
Needed advice in a pinch- Delivered above and beyond.
Some partners and I faced a last minute lease dispute which required immediate action. I had been referred to Mr. Fortune by a friend and called after hours on a friday night. He received my message and promptly returned my call. He understood our situation, and we had the lease to him within the hour. I had a response from him that night, and we met the next morning to discuss our options. He is extremely knowledgable, and very approachable. I admittedly do not speak the legal language, but he broke down our very complex contract into terms we could clearly understand, and found several inconsistencies in the original lease draft that we were able to address with the landlord. Exceptional personal service. I felt very comfortable working with Patrick- He is down to earth but yet has knowledge and experience behind him. Will consult with again for any legal problems.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Fortune - Great Lawyer!
Patrick is a sharp and professional lawyer. He kept me informed from start to finish and was upfront about possible outcomes from the beginning. I also appreciate that when we ran into roadblocks, he employed out-of-box thinking, which showed he really cared. He handled an eviction notice for me and was very diligent throughout the process. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great lawyer!
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Posted by Jennifer | January 20, 2015
Fast efficient service with great communication
Patrick handled our eviction really fast. He took care of every one of our concerns and was really good about staying in communication with use. We will definitely be using him on our next case.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Company Counsel
  • Boardwalk at Three Points LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Doyle & Fortune
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Patrick Fortune, Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • The Fifth District Court of Appeals - California
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Associate
  • San Diego County Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Research Attorney
  • Tyler Lester, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Campaign Coordinator
  • Campaign for Fortune for Supervisor
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • George Washington University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009
  • Oxford University
  • N/A
  • Fresno City College
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • People v. [Smith]
  • Acquittal
  • Tewari v. Sprague
  • Recovery of Possession
  • Case Housing v. Arellano
  • Settled by Mutual Agreement between Parties
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
  • Financial Manager
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 2013
  • Justice Advocate Scholarship
  • Equal Justice Foundation
  • 2013
  • Award of Excellence in Graduating Class
  • Stanford University Alumni Association
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Organizational Meeting
  • Understanding Your Basic Civil Rights
  • 2014
  • Fraternity Counsel
  • Gideon v. Wainwright: Birth of an Army
  • 2014
  • Troop 95 - Monthly Meeting
  • Career Paths to Professionalism
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat's intelligence rivals the best in the business. He is an intellectual, while still understanding the needs of many. He is also an aggressive and passionate advocate, who will make sure his clients' needs are met in any way. I endorse Mr. Fortune."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a hard working, honest, and reputable attorney who puts his clients first. He gives everything he has for each and every client and I can, without hesitation, recommend him to any prospective client looking for someone who will fight for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Patrick for more than 12 years. He is, without question, a sharp intellect and diligent. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member in need of counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fortune is a highly intelligent and talented attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I zealously endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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