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Since my career has focused on working with start-ups, I understand the common set of issues which effect emerging companies. I have dedicated my career to this area because I am entrepreneurial myself and thrive on the excitement and energy involved in new ventures and ideas. I genuinely enjoy working with entrepreneurs and welcome the opportunity to become part of the team that helps them achieve their objectives.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 34%
    23 years
  2. M & A: 33%
    23 years
  3. Venture Capital: 33%
    23 years

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  • Adam L.K. Philipp

    Pat is a lawyer who gets the emerging business scene here in Seattle. I would heartilly recommend Pat's work to my clients who want a lawyer who can help them navigate the challenges of their emerging companies' needs.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael David Myers

    Pat is one of the leading business attorneys in Seattle. He's smart, technically gifted and has wonderful problem-solving skills.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lane Powell, PC & Predecessor Firms

1420 Fifth Ave, Suite 4200
P.O. Box 91302
Seattle, WA, 98111-9402


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
League of JusticeWashington CEO Magazine2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2000
Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Life MemberWho's Who Among LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell, PC2013 - Present
PartnerGraham & Dunn, PC2006 - 2013
Founding PartnerLeary Franke Droppert, PLLC (Merged Into Graham & Dunn 2006)2000 - 2006
AssociateSmith & Leary, PLLC1993 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
King County Bar AssociationFormer Chair1997 - 2000
Federal Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Santa Clara UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990