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Patrick Joon Kang

Employment and labor Attorney at Bellevue, WA

4.5   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    Auto accidents; wrongful death; brain injury; spinal injury;

    23 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%
    Wrongful discharge; FMLA violations; discrimination; retaliation; nonpayment of wages;

    23 years

  3. Employment and labor
    20%
    Wrongful discharge; FMLA violations; discrimination; retaliation; nonpayment of wages;

    23 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Auto accidents; wrongful death; brain injury; spinal injury;defective products

    23 years

  5. Wrongful termination
    20%
    Wrongful discharge; FMLA violations; discrimination; retaliation; nonpayment of wages;

    23 years

Patrick J. Kang is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on representing individuals and small businesses in civil matters. Most of his cases involve representing plaintiffs (those initiating the lawsuit) who are seeking justice and compensation for the wrongful conduct of others.

 

 

Mr. Kang has represented numerous clients concerning collection of wages owed by employers, violations of discrimination laws by employers, breach of contract by individuals and businesses, bodily injury caused by others, police misconduct, landlord-tenant issues, and consumer deception practices by businesses. Mr. Kang was admitted to practice in Washington in 2000. He earned his law degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, where he obtained his undergraduate degree. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, graduating cum laude.

 

 

Mr. Kang is a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and the King County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before attending law school, Mr. Kang was an avid soccer player, playing both at the collegiate and semi-professional level.

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1408 140th Pl NE, Ste A
Bellevue, WA, 98007
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1700 Westlake Ave N #200
Seattle, WA, 98109
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401 Olympia Ave NE #41
Renton, WA, 98056
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33309 1st Way South Suite A-204
Federal Way, WA, 98003
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Posted by Darlene | October 4, 2012
Best Attorney Ever
Patrick handled a disability discrimination law suit for me and he did the best job ever. He was always there to answer any questions I had. He even met me and took me to court so I did not have to drive so far. If I ever needed an attorney for any reason I would choose Patrick. He and his firm did an excellent job of representing me.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 21, 2011
Lawyer you can count on
I'll be the first to admit that hiring a lawyer is intimidating. Is this the right lawyer? Will he care enough about you to work on your case? Let me put your mind to ease and tell you Patrick is the right lawyer who will work hard, no matter what your case is. When my previous employer refused to pay me for hours worked I contacted Patrick. As soon as we met he had worked out a plan and within a month got me the money I was owed. Patrick was consistently honest and extremely patient with all my questions (and trust me, there were a lot!) if you are looking for a lawyer who truly has a heart and cares about your case Patrick is the way to go. I will absolutely refer anyone I know who needs legal advise to Patrick and the PLG Law Group.
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Posted by brianhornseo | August 25, 2011
Patrick works wonders!
The service was great and the case worked out better than I expected. The attorney works wonders.
Posted by Esther | August 24, 2011
Dependable Attorney
My great experience of being an client of Patrick has led me to write up this review about him. He is very dependable and personable when it comes to his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his work and is passionate to bring justice to his clients. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Jim | August 17, 2011
Great Experience
Patrick was very helpful and had a lot of good ideas and straegies for my case. He was very flexible when it came to the strategies and when things changed, he changed to meet the needs of my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2011
Fantastic Lawyer
Patrick is the hardest working attorney that I have ever dealt with. That was definitely not what I was expecting from a personal injury lawyer! If I ever need a lawyer again Patrick will be the first person that I call.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2011
Hardest working man in the Legal Profession
I truly believe that when it comes to representing his clients Patrick Kang will accept nothing less than exceptional. He is extremely committed to his clients and his dedication shows in his results!
Posted by Reece | August 9, 2011
State Farm Auto Accident Settlement
My experience with Patrick was fantastic, his communication with me was far superior to any of the lawyers I spoke with in Seattle. His results exceed my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the end result. I was expecting an extension for my medical procedures and he was able to get me a cash settlement on top of what I had already settled for over a year ago. I would recommend him to any one in need of lawyer and I will definitely use him from here on out! Thanks for everything Patrick!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2010
Patrick helped me with take on my previous employer
When I first met Patrick, I was stressed out from issues with my current employer and was not sure about what my options were. I had never talked with a lawyer before and didn’t know what to expect. Patrick after talking with Patrick, I understood my situation much better and had a plan and understood the pros and cons of various options. I am glad I chose to work with Patrick. He told me the facts without over or under promising the possible outcomes of my case. He took the time necessary to learn all the facts and was able to make sense out of a complicated chain of events. I felt Patrick did a thorough job. I felt that Patrick was knowledgeable about employment law. He explained what his plan was and also the reasons behind his plan. He fought off my previous employer’s suit against me (and won). Patrick always returned my calls and email and kept me informed of any changes in my case. Patrick put up with my indecisiveness and second guessing myself. (I’m sure I drove him a bit crazy now and then). Patrick was very personable, very honest, put up with my general indecisiveness and worked hard for me.. The mediator was like a pit bull. Patrick stood up to her and did well at the mediation. In the end, the settlement was acceptable to me. I wanted to stand up to my previous employer for his actions and try and get back some of the money I felt was owed to me. I feel that Patrick did achieve my goals. I would recommend Patrick to others. He is hard working, personable, friendly and has patience for his clients who are in a stressful point in their life. He knows the law and is ready to help.
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Posted by Andrea | November 20, 2009
An inspiration to me and my family, not only as a lawyer, but also as an individual
There is so much more that I would like to say about Patrick Kang because he was such an inspiration to me and my family, not only as a lawyer, but also as an individual. But because of the limited space available, I am only going talk about Patrick as a lawyer. In December 2005 a local taxi cab collided with my vehicle on I-5. My children and I were injured and we hired a lawyer (someone other than Patrick) to try to get my medical bills paid. The taxi-company was working with high profile lawyers and took the case to arbitration. We lost at the arbitration. I was devastated and thought, "how could this happen?" In my opinion “injustice” was done. After losing at the arbitration, my then attorney stopped representing us and I had to find a new lawyer to appeal. It was very difficult to find another lawyer. I called numerous attorneys, who agreed that an injustice was to done on my case, but they wouldn't take on my case due to the fact that there was almost no chance of winning at trial in light of the arbitration decision. These attorneys were concerned that their law firms would lose money if they represented me. After calling many lawyers in the phone book, I called Patrick’s office. Patrick met with me even though he already knew that the case was lost at the arbitration level. As a matter of fact, he was the only lawyer from the numerous people I contacted who was willing to hear me out. He agreed to take on my case, knowing that our chances were slim, because he wanted to see that justice was served. Patrick Kang spent hours and hours working on my case. Even though my car accident case was small case to his law firm, he gave 110% working on my case. I still remember his words to me, "No matter how small or large a case is, I always try to do my best and give it my all on each case I take on." The insurance company refused to settle for my medical expenses so we were forced to go to trial. Before trial, Patrick met with me several times to help me prepare for the trial. I was very nervous because I had never been to trial and this was a new experience for me. Patrick met with me several times outside of his normal business hours since I hardly had any time during the normal business hours. Patrick taught me techniques to overcome my fears, so that I could be relaxed in court when testifying. Throughout the many months, until the trial, Patrick kept me informed at all times. I did not just receive formal letters, he personally contacted me and met with me to explain what was going on and the work he had done on the case. Fortunately for us, we won at trial. The verdict was significantly more than what we offered the insurance company to settle before trial. During trial, Patrick was very well prepared and it was obvious that he knew what he was doing. The lawyer representing the cab company was a lot older than Patrick, but Patrick was as good or better than the high profile defense lawyer. Patrick was quick on his feet asking questions to the witness and answering the judge’s questions. Thanks to Patrick’s foundational belief in the legal system and justice and fighting for what he believed was right, we prevailed. Patrick was very professional, kindhearted, easy-going, ambitious and a driven person. It was admirable to see that he did not lose his heart on the way. He was easily approachable and to him a case like mine was not just about money. He wants justice to be done. For anyone thinking of hiring an attorney, I highly recommend Patrick Kang for all the above mentioned qualities that it takes to win a case.
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Posted by andrea | November 12, 2009
Took my case when other attorneys turned me down
There is so much more that I would like to say about Patrick Kang because he was such an inspiration to me and my family, not only as a lawyer, but also as an individual. But because of the limited space available, I am only going talk about Patrick as a lawyer. In December 2005 a local taxi cab collided with my vehicle on I-5. My children and I were injured and we hired a lawyer (someone other than Patrick) to try to get my medical bills paid. The taxi-company was working with high profile lawyers and took the case to arbitration. We lost at the arbitration. I was devastated and thought, "how could this happen?" In my opinion “injustice” was done. After losing at the arbitration, my then attorney stopped representing us and I had to find a new lawyer to appeal. It was very difficult to find another lawyer. I called numerous attorneys, who agreed that an injustice was to done on my case, but they wouldn't take on my case due to the fact that there was almost no chance of winning at trial in light of the arbitration decision. These attorneys were concerned that their law firms would lose money if they represented me. After calling many lawyers in the phone book, I called Patrick’s office. Patrick met with me even though he already knew that the case was lost at the arbitration level. As a matter of fact, he was the only lawyer from the numerous people I contacted who was willing to hear me out. He agreed to take on my case, knowing that our chances were slim, because he wanted to see that justice was served. Patrick Kang spent hours and hours working on my case. Even though my car accident case was small case to his law firm, he gave 110% working on my case. I still remember his words to me, "No matter how small or large a case is, I always try to do my best and give it my all on each case I take on." The insurance company refused to settle for my medical expenses so we were forced to go to trial. Before trial, Patrick met with me several times to help me prepare for the trial. I was very nervous because I had never been to trial and this was a new experience for me. Patrick met with me several times outside of his normal business hours since I hardly had any time during the normal business hours. Patrick taught me techniques to overcome my fears, so that I could be relaxed in court when testifying. Throughout the many months, until the trial, Patrick kept me informed at all times. I did not just receive formal letters, he personally contacted me and met with me to explain what was going on and the work he had done on the case. Fortunately for us, we won at trial. The verdict was significantly more than what we offered the insurance company to settle before trial. During trial, Patrick was very well prepared and it was obvious that he knew what he was doing. The lawyer representing the cab company was a lot older than Patrick, but Patrick was as good or better than the high profile defense lawyer. Patrick was quick on his feet asking questions to the witness and answering the judge’s questions. Thanks to Patrick’s foundational belief in the legal system and justice and fighting for what he believed was right, we prevailed. Patrick was very professional, kindhearted, easy-going, ambitious and a driven person. It was admirable to see that he did not lose his heart on the way. He was easily approachable and to him a case like mine was not just about money. He wants justice to be done. For anyone thinking of hiring an attorney, I highly recommend Patrick Kang for all the above mentioned qualities that it takes to win a case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2009
Best Discrimination Lawyer
When i first came to Patrick, he probably thought I was a little nuts. I was so distraught from what was happening to me. My former employer did not honor my maternity leave. I was trying to keep what job I had left and be a new mom. He stood by me for 2 years. He always listened and didn't judge me. I am very thankful that he was able to uncover the details that made my case strong. Patrick is very knowledgable and trustworthy. I was never in the dark. Anytime I called and had questions he responded quickly. I highly recommend Patrick to anyone dealing with a discrimination case. He worked very hard for me and I am very happy with the result. We settled the case out of court.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2008
Excellent attorney getting us more than what we expected
We were rearended which caused some neck and back pain - nothing too significant. We saw our doctor a few times to help treat the pain. When we submitted our claim to our insurance company, it refused to pay the medical expenses, telling us that we needed to proceed against another insurance company because the other company was the primary coverage provider. We hired Patrick hoping he could help us get at least the medical expenses paid, but thought it was probably a lost cause. Several months after the lawsuit was filed, he called us one day and told us that our insurance company wanted to go to mediation to try to settle the case. At the mediation, he got our insurance company to pay not only our medical expenses, but also additional money for our pain and suffering and for violating some insurance laws I guess for refusing to provide coverage. We received almost a $100,000. We are very greatful for his hard work and excellent results!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Not very helpful
I hired Patrick for a one-hour consultation on an employment issue. Comparing to other lawyers I have talked to, Patrick's recommendations lacks creativity in making connections and arguments. It was a waste of my time.
Response from Patrick Kang December 30, 2021
I am sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your consultation and that you felt my recommendations lacked creativity. Our team at Premier Law Group work hard to provide answers and solutions to the individuals who come to us with their concerns. We are dedicated to education and strive to communicate honestly and directly with all our clients to ensure they have the knowledge necessary to make the best decision for themselves. There may be times when my recommendations are not what some clients may hope to hear, but that does not change my commitment to communicate the truth to every client I speak with to help them better understand what their options are. As a mid-sized law firm, we limit the number of cases we take in so that we can provide personalized service to our clients, however, we understand that it sometimes is frustrating to hear that we can’t help you. We wish you luck in your matter and hope that everything works out favorably for you.
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Posted by Samson | January 1, 2013
Does not care about client, drops the ball
Does not care about client, drops the ball. He does not listen t the client's specific case and brings in a lot of irrelevant experience he has had with other case and lets those experiences leak into a totall different case. Another words, he is biased, does not judge each case on its own. It's really not hard to see he does not give a damn. Almost all office communications is ran by inexperienced admin and a green attorney who is the gofer. Not impressed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Premier Law Group PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Aiken & Fine PS
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Larson Hart & Shepherd PLLC
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Whitworth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe v. XYZ Corp.
  • Settlement

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court Western District Of Washington
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • US Leading Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law
  • ACQ Global Awards
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best of the Best Attorney's
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Law Attorney for Washington
  • 2020
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 LLC
  • 2020
  • AV rating (the highest possible rating)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA)
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney in Washington
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • The Wage and Hour Trial Lawyers Association (WHTLA)
  • Top 10 Wage and Hour Trial Attorney
  • 2018
  • One of the 10 Best High Verdict & Settlement Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA)
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington State Super Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
  • American Society for Legal Advocates ASLA
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer in WA
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney in WA
  • NAOPIA
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney in WA
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • People Love Us On Yelp
  • Yelp
  • 2016
  • US Leading Regional Law Firm of the Year in Personal Injury Law
  • ACQ Global Awards
  • 2016
  • US Leading Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Law
  • ACQ Global Awards
  • 2016
  • US Regional Law Firm of the Year in Employment Law
  • ACQ Global Awards
  • 2016
  • US Leading Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law
  • ACQ Global Awards
  • 2016
  • US Client Care Law Firm of the Year
  • ACQ Global Awards
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Washington's Rising Star 2009
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Services Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Word Association
  • I Didn't Get Paid: An Employee's Guide To Washington Wage Claims
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Seattle University Undergraduate Conference
  • Advice for Seattle University Law School Undergraduates
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (10)
Endorse Patrick
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing law for over 33 years, and I recognize Patrick as an excellent attorney. You can’t go wrong with the specialized care that he brings to each client’s case. His focus is legal issues related to labor. Working is a part of life which is a integral to a person’s wellbeing— if you have been wronged in the workplace, it is not a problem you want to ignore. Patrick’s passion for defending clients is on your side and he will work towards your case’s success."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick's reputation and work ethic are well known in the legal community. If I ever have a client in need of help in Patrick's area of practice, I will never hesitate to send them to Patrick."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"I had the pleasure of getting to know and work with Patrick at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. He is a delightful person and a top- notch, creative and determined trial lawyer. I would hire him in a second to help me or a family member."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is one of the most talented attorneys Ive had the privilege of working with. His knack for caring about his clients is only matched by his skill and tenacity in the courtroom. He'd be the first attorney I'd call for any kind of Civil Law issue. I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick Kang represented a co-plaintiff in a personal injury action. While it was a relatively small case with limited damages, Mr. Kang handled the case aggressively and treated the case with the same attention he would give a large case. He took a case many lawyers would hesitate to trial and obtained a good verdict."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patrick is the hardest-working attorney I have ever met. He demands the very best out of himself and his colleagues and approaches every case as if it were going to trial. His clients are fortunate to have an aggressive, seasoned attorney who is willing to give his full attention to their case and explore every potential means of maximizing their recovery and making them whole."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Patrick on several matters and found him to be very dedicated to achieving the best possible results for his clients. He goes the extra mile on any case he works and his clients are better off for it."
Discrimination Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Friend
"I've worked with Patrick and his law firm for any number of years and have gotten to know him well. He is very smart, hard-working and diligent and if I have a question about discrimination law I give them a call. He's definitely someone that you would want to speak to prior to hiring any attorney and you'll find that he's a great person to talk to them will give you a lot of useful information right up front."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is intelligent, personable, and reliable."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"Patrick is an intelligent attorney. He and his partner have built a successful firm and that is no surprise considering his passion for representing injury victims."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick, like his partner, Jason Epstein, is a nationally recognized attorney and an idea leader amongst lawyers. He is passionate and highly engaging with his clients. He cares about helping others."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"In my personal experience, I have found Patrick Kang to be a sharp personal injury lawyer with very high integrity. He is dedicated to extreme client focus, which really makes all the difference to his clients. I have no doubt that Mr. Kang is using every legal tool and resource at his disposal for the benefit of his clients and that these clients are very, very well served. I recommend Mr. Kang unquestionably and wholeheartedly."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is creative and thoughtful in the way he approaches legal issues. We are lucky to have him as a member of our legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick Kang is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is well grounded in both law and trial skills. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a smart, talented, and compassionate counselor."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patrick is a top notch attorney and a great guy. Anybody who has been injured or wrongfully terminated would be lucky to have Patrick as their attorney."
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