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Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick C. attended the University of Georgia, where he pursued a degree in political science and pre-law, graduating with honors (cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi). After college studies, Mr. Burpee worked in Kodiak, Alaska, and while living there, assisted landowners and Alaska Natives with claims against Exxon resulting from the 1989 Valdez oil spill. He went on to study law and graduated from the Oregon School of Law in 1999.

Mr. Burpee's practice presently focuses on Fair Debt Collection in Washington State, after years of practice in the area of construction litigation, employment law, probate, and contracts. He routinely represents Washington consumers in Fair Debt collection defense cases. However, he also advises businesses throughout the Puget Sound region on creditor's rights and obligations.

An avid trail runner, Mr. Burpee has competed in marathons, multi-day relays and ultra marathons throughout the Northwest and Alaska. If you don't see him at his office, you may see him on the trails.






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Practice areas


  1. Credit Card Fraud: 25%
    14 years
  2. Consumer Protection: 25%
    14 years
  3. Debt Collection: 25%
    17 years
  4. Contracts: 25%
    17 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (35-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher E. Green

    Patrick is a well respected, experienced and hardworking attorney. I've been referring cases to him for years. Great knowledge of state and federal court systems and very satisfied clients.


    Christopher Green Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jamie Mathey

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I first met Patrick Burpee in 1999 when we were both working for a large downtown law firm. In 2003, Patrick saw the light and went out on his own to practice. Eventually, I too saw the light and started my own practice in 2011. Since then, Patrick and I have joined forces to successfully defend our clients’ business interests. Patrick has a keen attention to detail which accelerates his ability to find the best leverage for settlement negotiations. When he can’t resolve a matter through negotiations, his trial skills serve him well. I highly recommend Patrick Burpee’s legal services.


    Jamie Mathey Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC

5315 Twenty Second Avenue NW
P.O. Box 17577
Seattle, WA, 98127-1269


GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer ContributorWSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Fair Debt LawyerLaw Office of Patrick C. Burpee, LLC2003 - Present
Transactional and Litigation AttorneyBlair & Meeker, LLP2002 - 2003
Transactional and Litigation AttorneyThe Scarff Law Firm2001 - 2002
Contracts AttorneyPreston Gates Ellis LLP1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBA Debtor Creditor SectionN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of GeorgiaPolitical Science & Pre-LawBA1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KUOW's Conversation with Ross ReynoldsRobo-Signing in the Debt Collection Industry2010
Collection Law from Start to FinishAvoid Ethical Tangles in Collections2009
No Family Left BehindConsumer Law2008