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Patrick Michael Kolasinski

Immigration Attorney at Modesto, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Patrick Kolasinski is admitted to practice before the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of California, as well as all California State Courts. He graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law in 2008, and was admitted to the California Bar in February of 2009 (California Bar # 262363).

Before starting his career in law, Patrick had a colorful and diverse background. He grew up in a peach farming family in Hughson, California, and decided he wanted to be a lawyer while still in eighth grade. He took a long and windy path to that goal, working in theatre, business, and even as a teacher before finally going off to law school.

Patrick started his first business, Accordian Computing, during his senior year at Hughson High. This early taste of entrepreneurship got him hooked, and he has been involved in starting and growing businesses ever since. He worked with an internet start-up company while in college and then traveled to India, where he helped a local honey company get their international launch off the ground. While in India, Patrick also taught high school English and theatre at the The British School. After graduating from McGeorge and passing the California bar exam, Patrick helped start yet another business, a software company that creates special tools for schools.

During law school, Patrick spent two years working with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where he learned the ropes of environmental law. While at State Parks, he worked closely with the State Historical Resources Commission and the Office of Historic Preservation. His work with the Commission and OHP introduced him to the National and California Registers of Historic Resources.

When not practicing law or working with startup businesses, Patrick loves kayaking, photography, and cooking, hobbies he shares with his wife, Vallerie.


The Law Offices of Patrick Kolasinski
1100 14th Street Suite E
Modesto, CA, 95354-1030


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Posted by Fabiola | January 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kind hearted knowledgable Lawyer
I've known Patrick for quite sometime now. We go back when I use to volunteer for El Concilio during the DACA workshops. He is so knowledgable yet extremely sweet. He goes above & beyond to help those in need. I came to his office for legal advice & during our first consultation, I knew right away I wanted him to represent me. He took his time to explain ALL of the options & possibilities as well as pros & cons in regards to my case. My husband & Mother In-Law, as well as I, were very impressed as to how he explained everything, his professionalism, how well prepared he was, and how clean & organized he is. One must trust their lawyer & feel comfortable, and I can definitely say I trust mine. Patrick isn't just my lawyer, I consider him a friend. Thank you for everything you've done & continue to do for me. I HIGHLY recommend anyone who's seeking legal or immigration advice to schedule a consultation with him. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Goodman & Associates
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Veritam, Inc
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • 2007 - 2008


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Stanislaus County Court Criminal Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently consulted with Patrick on a matter and he was extraordinarily knowledgeable, poised, professional, and helpful. He is dedicated to his clients and passionate about his practice. I would highly recommend him!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick and I have discussed both immigration law and criminal law issues on numerous occasions. He is extremely knowledge about both subjects, and is in a unique position to know how the two areas of law intersect. I highly recommend you speak with Patrick."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a wonderfully talented attorney in both immigration and criminal defense. I personally speak to him about immigration issues my criminal defense clients are facing. I would not hesitate recommending Patrick."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Mr. Kolaskinski in action at Immigration Court. He is knowledgeable and passionate. It's obvious that his clients are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kolasinksi since law school. He has always been hardworking, highly intelligent, and ethical. He would be valuable as an attorney to any client."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an extremely knowledgeable, talented, and dedicated attorney in the area of removal defense. His professional and friendly demeanor make him a joy to discuss cases with."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick Michael Kolasinski.He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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