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Patrick Stokes has been with the Hinshaw Law Firm since 2009.  He came to the firm after two years of representing employees and plaintiffs in employment and personal injury lawsuits.  Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a civil engineer with Shank/Balfour Beatty Joint Venture, a contracting firm specializing in major tunnel construction projects.

Mr. Stokes’ current practice focuses on defending healthcare providers in cases of alleged medical malpractice, elder abuse, and civil rights violations.  He also represents healthcare providers in a wide range of employment-related matters, including employment policies and procedures, employee contracts, complaints of discrimination and harassment, wage claims, employee discipline, and employee HIPAA compliance.

Mr. Stokes was born in Montrose, Colorado, in 1976.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Davis, in 2000.  He earned his Juris Doctor at University of Santa Clara School of Law in 2007.  He was admitted to practice in all courts in the State of California, and the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California in 2007.

Mr. Stokes lives in San Jose with his wife and two young children, Lorraine and Simon.  Patrick is an Eagle Scout, and he continues to participate in volunteer organizations.  Patrick enjoys landscaping, gardening, reading, and spending time with his family.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 70%
    6 years
  2. Administrative Law: 15%
    6 years
  3. Employment: 10%
    9 years
  4. Construction: 5%

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  • Joseph W. McCarthy

    I have worked with Mr. Stokes on several construction law matters in the past few years. Mr. Stokes is extremely bright and a very effective attorney. Mr. Stokes has an engineering background and it serves him well in any area in the practice of law. Engineering requires a high degree of analytical ability and attention to details. Mr. Stokes excels in both areas. I endorse Patrick Stokes.


    Joseph McCarthy Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

12901 Saratoga Ave
Saratoga, CA, 95070

Hinshaw, Marsh, Still & Hinshaw

12901 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA, 95070-4110



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Public Interest and Social Justice Law CertificateSanta Clara University School of Law2007
Emery Merit ScholarshipSanta Clara University School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHinshaw, Marsh, Still & Hinshaw, LLP2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyHinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel2007 - 2008
InternEqual Employment Opportunity Commission2006 - 2007
InternJoseph W. McCarthy, A Law Corporation2004 - 2006
Civil EngineerShank/Balfour Beatty Joint Venture1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - DavisCivil & Environmental EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2000