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Patrick Arthur Palace

Workers compensation Attorney at University Place, WA

4.8   23 reviews

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About Patrick

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PATRICK A. PALACE is the owner of Palace Law and Palace Personal Injury Law Group. Palace Law is workers' compensation firm and Palace Personal Injury Law Group is a firm dedicated to personal injury matters. He is and has been a partner in a number of joint ventures with tech companies developing new tools for lawyers.

Patrick was the President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) 2013-2014. He is a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP)(2014-present) that prepares and trains Bar leadership nationwide. He recently completed terms serving on the NCBP Executive Counsel 2018-2020. He also Chaired the 21st Century Lawyer NCBP committee which produces monthly national webinars for bar leaders.

He currently serves on the ABA Center for Innovation Board and on the Data Standards Committee which is tasked with creating the standards by which legal innovation shall be measured.

In the Washington Bar he chaired the WSBA Future of the Profession Committee 2013-2015. Additionally, he served on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2008 – 2011, the Washington Association of Justice Board of Governors for 9 years and was WSBA Treasurer 2010-2011.

Patrick has presented at the Clio Cloud Conference, AVVOs Lawyernomics, the ABA TechShow, NCBP Annual and Midyear Conventions, and regularly presents at webinars and seminars at the local, state and national levels.

He has been interviewed on podcasts by Bob Ambrogi, the Lawyerist, Lawsome, Clienting, The Paralegal Voice, multiple podcasts on Legal Talk Network’s “On the Road”, Jeena Cho’s “The Resilient Lawyer”, and “Two Men and a Mic” podcast and more. He has aired on over 60 podcasts. He regularly writes for legal publications including ABA GPSolo Magazine, NW Lawyer, and other magazines.

Since 2001, Palace Law has been chosen by Law and Politics Magazine as a “Super Lawyer”. Patrick was the first recipient of the “Service to the Legal Profession Award”, selected by the Lawfirm 500 as one of the top 100 firms nationwide for its growth and innovation and by the “National Trial Lawyers” as one of the Nation’s Top 100 trial lawyers. He was also named as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.”
Patrick produced and moderated two television programs: “The Peoples Law School" and "LawTalk". These programs provide consumers with information about our legal system and their rights and remedies. Thirty-three programs were produced.

Patrick is a dedicated practitioner of yoga. He writes about mindfulness and speaks nationally of the topics regarding the future of the legal profession, data metrics, the state of legal regulation, practice management and life balance

Finally, in 2015, Patrick opened a winery, Sunken Cellars, whose vintages include Cabernet Sauvignon, Albariño and an Italian red blend (“Tesoro Rosso).()

Patrick is also a proud father who has a tendency to listen to his music (while drinking wine, and sometimes practicing yoga) louder than his three non-rocker children would like.

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Twitter: @palacelaw

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Patrick

Palace Law
4009 Bridgeport Way W, Suite B
University Place, WA, 98466
Palace Law
PO Box 65810
University Place, WA, 98464
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Posted by Melissa | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven Pyle is excellent!
Steven Pyle is an absolutely fantastic lawyer! He not only fights LNI relentlessly, but he also genuinely cares about his clients. I am continually impressed with his ability to track my current state of recovery and to navigate the difficult waters of LNI. When I was initially injured I fought LNI alone for three months and they were about to wrongfully close my case. I was also having trouble convincing them that they had set my wages incorrectly. It didn’t matter how many letters I sent or how many phone calls I made to my claims manager. Nothing I did made any difference whatsoever and their letters never explained how they arrived at any conclusions. It’s hard enough to be injured and in pain, much less to fight an entity that is so complicated and beyond logic. I was genuinely injured, I legitimately needed care, and I was starting to feel hopeless. I sought out Steven in hopes that he could persuade LNI to fix my wages and help me get the care that I need. The minute I signed the paperwork designating legal counsel, all of the relentless letters from LNI stopped. I no longer dreaded looking in my mail box wondering what LNI had sent me today. Every order, every threat, and every confusing letter went directly to Steven. I have never once had to worry about what LNI is doing because Steven is keeping them accountable and he’s making sure that I’m getting the care that I need. Here we are two years and four months into my injury and my case is still open. I’ve had two knee surgeries and there might be a third knee surgery depending on my recovery from the second one, which I just had. I’ve had more physical therapy sessions than my doctor has ever prescribed to a single patient in his entire career. My injury has been complicated, difficult, and draining to say the least. Without Steven I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now, so far LNI has paid almost $200,000 for my case and if it was closed after three months I would be drowning in debt right now. Even if you think that your injury is small, seek legal counsel to determine whether or not that is the case. Initially an urgent care doctor and an orthopedic surgeon told me that I was not a surgical candidate and that all I had done is hyperextended my knee. They said that I would be better in 2-3 months and there was nothing to worry about. Here we are two knee surgeries, over a hundred physical therapy visits, and multiple very expensive injections later. I’ve missed almost nine months of work and without my case remaining open, this entire ordeal would have been absolutely catastrophic to my life. Steven Pyle is the only reason that I have made it this far and that LNI has paid for all of this. Do not wait, do not let your case get closed, do not go to a supposedly independent IME without a lawyer, and do not think for one second that you can beat LNI on your own. LNI is designed to beat the average person and if you are not specifically trained in the way it operates, you’re going to lose. Right now you’re probably low on money, you’re hurt, you’re stressed out, so help yourself and call Steven. They don’t require any money up front to retain a lawyer, all they ask is for a tiny portion of your settlement and a small portion of any back pay that they help you receive. Steven Pyle is worth ten times whatever you end paying him and every time he takes the money that I owe him, I never bat an eye because he’s worth that and so much more. I can’t say enough positive things about Steven Pyle and Palace Law.
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Posted by Eric | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick Palace review
Patrick Palace took my case several years ago after I tried to handle it on my own. My case was an extremely difficult case, but I soon found out how all my issues were taken care of. The Palace team were always very helpful and friendly. I listened to Mr. Palace and not once was given wrong advise or bad directions on which Avenue to go. Before I hired Patrick I was 4th old by Labor and Industies medical team that there wasn't anything wrong with my leg and that I was back 100% capable to return to my job of employment which was with the Dept. Of Corrections. If I could go back and talk to myself I would first tell myself to stay away from the first surgeon. Second I would hire Mr. Palace right from the atart.
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Posted by Dee Gonzales | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Brian from Palace law has been excellent to work with. He's been very very informative, he's helped us with everything we needed and simplifies it so that we can understand everything that's going on. So far it's been a real pleasure working with them.
Posted by Dennis | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Attorney Review
I am submitting my review more so as a testament to how Patrick Palace supported me: After six years Patrick gave me and my family something more the any monetary amount could do, Patrick lifted a cloud on my combined injuries by obtaining a Life Pension (transferable to my wife on my death). We never thought we would be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we had reserved ourselves that it was grim and were destined to only maintain our lives at where we are. Patrick showed us that we could see a brighter future and I and my family will for ever be grateful for his support. Would I recommend Patrick, Yes. A good friend of mine recommended I contact Patrick, he believed he would be able to help me. My friend had undergone a similar situation with LnI also. I am very appreciative to my friend and Patrick for his caring nature and knowledge of the law. He did give us hope, we can pull ourselves up and there is someone to help the injured worker, and that is Patrick Palace. Thank You Patrick
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Posted by Pam | July 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lead against fight with L&I
I was feeling so lost and helpless when I had to begin fighting L&I.....I had no idea what were my rights were and they not only answered all my questions but helped me so much in the issues that had to be debated with L&I as well....
Posted by Wendy | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just WOW!!
When you begin an L&I case it feels very much like you are being punished for being injured. The L&I Department’s job is to get you back to work as soon as possible and sometimes this is not in keeping with your recovery needs. Trying to communicate with the department is frustrating and the rules can be difficult to understand. This frustration created more stress and worry on top the damage that my assault had caused. When Patrick took over it was like a burden being lifted from my shoulders. I could finally let go of the worry about who was looking out for my needs and concentrate on getting better. Not only did Patrick succeed in relieving me of the worry but he also achieved the best possible outcome for me. When it came down to pay he also didn’t even take all that was allowed by the laws but once again put my needs first. Patrick is a great man and a wonderful attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
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Palace Law was the best choice for me and my family.
I was referred to Pat and his team by a relative of my wife, also in the legal profession. She knew Pat Palace and her legal advice to call him was the best advise I had received in a very long time. From the first moment that I walked into the office, I felt like they cared about me and my family, I just wanted to focus on healing and returning back to work. I felt like I had been stripped of my livelihood not being able to work. Palace Law made sure that my paycheck was always there which was a huge burden off my mind. They always stayed in contact with me, no surprises, another HUGE stress reliever when dealing with L&I. I remember going to the mailbox hoping to find my check & found another hurdle or hoop if you will before I could pay my bills or even put food on the table. Palace Law made my life livable, I did everything needed to follow through with my part of the process which is very important and key your success. My family is very important to me as yours is. I referred another family member to Palace Law because I knew he was in great hands as I was. Pat Palace and his team truly care about you, your family, your success.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
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Don't lose hope, get the right help!
Years of pain and stress. I could not work and had no income. Three previous attorneys gave up on me. I was told my case was too complicated, so I called Patrick Palace. Patrick and his staff turned my whole world around. Patrick and his staff care about their clients. They really know how to ask the right questions. They check up on their clients and always keep them informed. Patrick Palace is without a doubt, the hardest working and smartest Attorney I have ever met. His knowledge and skill settled my difficult cases. Don’t give up and lose hope, turn your case over to Patrick. I did!!
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Posted by Susan T. | October 28, 2015
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I can't tell you how much of a blessing the Palace Law Offices has been to me and my family.
I sustained a back injury on the job and filed an L&I claim for compensation which was denied. Just when I was ready to give up hope I was told by a friend to contact Patrick Palace. I contacted Palace Law Offices and spoke directly to Patrick, he was kind and compassionate and for the first time I felt that it wasn't all about money. Palace Law Offices accepted my case, they provided the best representation possible, my L&I claim was opened and through Patrick's representation I received the compensation I was due. I very rarely make recommendations but in this case I highly recommend the services of Palace Law Offices.
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Response from Patrick Palace October 29, 2015
I am so happy that we could help. Thank you for the kind words. Days like this make being a workers compensation lawyer very satisfying. Thank you for your trust in me and my office.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Coming to Palace Law took the entire burden off of my shoulders
Before coming to Palace Law I had 9 different Vocational Counselors work on my case. Finally, after an IME doctor lost my file, I knew it was time to get an attorney. I was referred to Palace Law by a friend, and I am so grateful for that referral! My experience with Patrick and Palace Law was great. You guys were able to take care of everything. Had I not come to you, The Department would’ve just thrown me to the side. There were months that would go by with no word from The Department, and when I’d finally talk to someone it would be a different Vocational Counselor every time who would know nothing about my case. Coming to Palace Law took the entire burden off of my shoulders. I trusted you guys to handle it, and you did! I thought I was too young for a pension and was shocked when I got one. What a relief! Thank you, Palace Law. - Diane T.
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Response from Patrick Palace October 29, 2015
L&I can be rough. Congratulations for having the tenacity to see it through to the end. It was a pleasure working for you and an honor to see that you got the benefits you deserved. Congratulations again and thank you for your trust in me and my office.
Posted by Sheila | April 14, 2015
Thank You
I have been with Patrick Palace for about 4 years. I went to see him when LNI decided to start fighting me on every issue and threatened to cut me off. Kristi worked hard fighting for my rights. I have now been pensioned and it has been thanks to Patrick Palace and Kristi. I can not thank them enough for all they have done. I Will use them again if I ever need a lawyer.
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Posted by Steven | March 25, 2015
The best choice I've made.
In 2012 I was injured at work. I was tossed into a system I didn't understand, though quite clearly, it wasn't about helping me. I went through periods of no pay, uncertainty of my future. I heard a radio ad and called Palace Law. Today I have a big kid on the block backing me. So when L&i decides I should not recieve, 75% of my benefits, I don't have to worry very long. Someone explains what happened and why. That's so important to me, just a simple reason, because it doesn't make any sense. They fix it and it's not always convienant. But my paralegal there Kristy, just knowing that someone will take care of everything is the best bargain in America, when I consider the very small percentage I pay from my checks. They have helped me find the right doctor, the have helped me at every single important interview, IME, so I could do my job, which is to move on and heal. Today I'm a student again. I won't be able to do my job of injury. If I didn't have Pat Palace there is 100% no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am. Retraining even. Without Palace Law I really think I wouldnt have made it. You need a lawyer in this system if you are not able to return to work. I gave him 4 stars on responsive because they are super busy. They help everyone and sometimes they can't get right back to me. But that's ok. Because I know I won't get some canned bs response. I'll get the straight up answer I need. So I put 4 there but everything else, should be 6stars. There's many other perks and awesome things I could say. You just have to learn for yourself and give call them.
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Posted by Dana | October 2, 2014
Passionate in helping their clients
I am handling a worker's compensation claim for my hard-working mother. The process has been difficult to understand and navigate. I called a few law offices to ask about representation so we could get assistance. Patrick's law office, specifically, Lynette was incredibly caring, informative, and attentive. I am so grateful! You can tell the passion lies in helping their clients.
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Posted by Bob S. | February 9, 2014
A Huge Thanks to Palace Law!
I owe so much to Palace Law. They have stood by me through thick and thin for several years now in my dealings with L & I. I first contacted them when L& I closed out my case prematurely, saying that I was ok to return to work, and could get a job as a Office Clerk, even though I had no such experience, and had been working in managerial jobs, supervising employees, managing installation teams, etc.. Patrick Palace spoke with me, was very understanding and empathetic. He agreed to represent me and got his team going. Even though it took some time, he got my benefits reinstated with back pay. Most recently, Thaddeus Sikes has been working with me on yet another issue with L & I. He has done a brilliant job representing me, and won that segment of my case for me! It is so reassuring to know that I have them on my side, as my case continues on. I shudder to think what would have happened to me without them. They are all about helping the people. Money is not the object for them, which is so appreciated under the circumstances. When you can't work and still require medical treatment, there is no money to spare. I am so happy to know that Thaddeus is watching and dealing with every aspect of my case at this time. The entire staff at Palace Law are wonderful. I owe them my undying debt of gratitude.
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Posted by Delano | February 6, 2014
Palace Law
We have been with Palace Law since September 2012 they have been amazing. They are always been for us with any questions and concerns we have. They go above and beyond with extra things to make sure we are taken care of in anyway they can.
Posted by wheeliam | February 6, 2014
great team and fast and friendly
Palace law has been amazing in helping me resolve my case and the paralegal team esp. lynette young has been very informative and quick in getting my needs met
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2014
I couldn't have done it without them.
I tried to take on L&I by myself and finally, after two months of no action by them, hired Palace Law and one week later received a check.
Posted by Sheila | February 5, 2014
Patrick Palace
Patrick Palace and his Para Legal staff is the best I have ever come into contact with. Lynette, my Paralegal always keeps me informed of what is happening and is always there to answer any questions that I have. With what I am going through right now it is wonderful to be able to fully trust that Patrick and his staff is there for me and leading me in the right direction. I will use definitely use Patrick and his staff if I ever need a lawyer again after this.
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Posted by sean | February 5, 2014
review of patrick palace
My experience was excellent with patrick palace. He was very friendly, explained all my options and took the time to discuss them with me. He took my case and litigated it perfectly. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone needing his service.
Posted by shirley | February 4, 2014
the best law firm in the state
Hi Patrick, We are the Browers' & have been with your firm for about 2 years now & we just want to give you a shout out for the wonderful service we have gotten over the years. First we want to thank Christi for all the hard work she has put in on our behalf. Without her we would be lost so that's the first person who should get recognition & then there is Renee. Wow!!!! She came from nowhere & got things moving. She is the best thing to happen since Christi. These 2 incredible women are the wind in our sails. Also, we'd like to mention Lindsay for all she endures for us. You guys are the absolute greatest & what you do for the injured & are the super bowl champs of law. With the deepest respect & gratefulness Bing & Shirley
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Cost

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  • Contingency 15%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Palace Law Personal Injury Group, PSC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Palace Law
  • 1995 - Present
  • Peoples Law School Television Series
  • Comcast Cable Television
  • 2000 - 2003
  • LawTalk television series
  • Comcast Cable Television
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • 1991
  • University of Washington
  • BBA
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Department of Labor & Industries v. Rowley
  • The Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals' decision, although it reversed the Court of Appeals' holding on the applicable evidentiary standard.
  • Kinney v. Space Needle Corp., 121 Wn. App. 242, 85 P.3d 918 (2004)
  • A win for all injured workers

Associations

  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Pro bono and Public Service Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division Magazine
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • E Report Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Mindfulness in Law Society
  • Board of Advisers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Public Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member (EAGLE member since 1998)
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association of Washington
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Fund of Washington
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Liaison to WSBA Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • WSBA Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
  • Stong Kids Campaign Association Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Governor - WSBA Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Governor, Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Tacoma Pierce County YMCA
  • Branch Chair
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Liaison
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-chair: HollyBall
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Second VP Judicial Relations
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • WSBA Independence of Judiciary Blue Ribbon Task Force
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Second VP: Development Committee
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • VP: Membership Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Judical Selection Committee
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Law Examiners Committee (Funded Position)
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • VP: CLE Committee
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Membership Committee
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Legislative Steering Committee
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Medical-Legal Liaison Committee
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair: Public Affairs Committee (Two Terms)
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair: New Members Committee
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member: New Members Committee
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Commitee
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • WSAJ Board of Govenors (9 Elected Terms)
  • 1999 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • WA State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Law Day 2000 Committee Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Liaison to the WSBA Board of Governors
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • WSTLA Board Member: 6th District Representative
  • 1999 - 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Member Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chair: Peoples Law School (Statewide)
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Public Affairs Committee Member
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Chair: Pierce County Peoples Law School
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair: Speakers Bureau
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member of the Superior Court Liaison Committee
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Public Legal Education Workgropu Taskforce-Appointed Position
  • 1998 - 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • WA State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • TPCBA Convention Planning Committee
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President-Elect
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1996 - 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • WA State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • CLE Committee Member
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair: Holly Ball Committee
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
  • Trustee TPCBA-YLD Board
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair: Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member Public Relations Committee
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1995 - 1997
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
  • Member TPCBA-YLD
  • 1991 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Fastcase 50
  • Fastcase
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Service to the Legal Profession
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Service to the Legal Profession
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney's in Washington
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Recognition Award
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Who's Who in Plaintiffs' Personal Injury
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Washington Super Lawyer Award
  • LexisNexis
  • 2005
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • LexisNexis
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Washington Society of Association Executives
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2001
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2001
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Public Service Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 1999
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Publications

  • WSBA Bar News
  • How much are you willing to give up for $125? The Hidden Costs of Referendum: Just Say No!!
  • 2012
  • WSAJ Trial News
  • WSAJ Board Unanimously Anti-WSBA Referndum: Just Say No!
  • 2012
  • WSBA Bar News - March
  • Time Traveling to Cuba: Four Steps to Living the Havana Life
  • 2012
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association News - August
  • Finding the Rule Book for Happy
  • 2011
  • Kitsap County Bar News, TCPCBA
  • My Three Years Are Up. Really?
  • 2011
  • Kitsap County Bar News - July
  • Pay our Dues Without Blues
  • 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Should the WSBA Increase Licensing Fees to Meet the Growing Costs of Doing Business?
  • 2011
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA Webpage
  • Should We Increase Licensing Fees to Meet the Growing Costs of Doing Business?
  • 2011
  • TPCBA Bar News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA Webpage
  • WSBA Receives $320,000 Grant from Attorney General's Office" ALJ's Membership Status and More
  • 2010
  • TCPCB News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA Webpage
  • New Moderate Means Program Coming Soon
  • 2010
  • TPCBA News, Kitsap County Bar News
  • Where Do We Go From Here?
  • 2010
  • TPCBA Bar News, Kitsap County Bar News, WSBA Webpage
  • Legislative Limits B&O Tax to 0.3% Increase
  • 2010
  • TPCBA News, Kitsap County, WSBA Webpage
  • Our Volunteer Legal Services Programs: Do we want them? Need them?
  • 2010
  • Author
  • WSTLA Automobile Accident Forms Book (Multiple Forms Written)
  • 2004
  • Law Related Articles
  • WSTLA TV Show Documents IME Abuses
  • 2001
  • Author
  • WSTLA Automobile Accident Litigation Desk Book: Chpt.14; "Pedestiran Accidents"
  • 2000
  • --De Novo, July/August 1999
  • Thanks for a WYLD Time
  • 1999
  • De Novo, May/June 1999
  • More than "A Civil Action": The Story that John Tavolta Didn't Tell
  • 1999
  • De Novo, April/May 1999
  • Enjoy Life: Manage to Live
  • 1999
  • De Novo, February/March
  • Washington's WYLD Kingdom
  • 1999
  • DeNovo, Dec/January, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, December
  • Taking a Stand
  • 1998
  • De Novo, Sept/Oct
  • Alex, I'll Take WYLD Things for $500 Answer: Born to be WYLD
  • 1998
  • WSTLA Trial News April
  • Just say "no" to Defense Medical Examinations... Or Maybe.
  • 1998
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, September, DeNovo/October, Bar News, FYI/October
  • LawTalk: TV for the Common Man
  • 1997
  • WSTLA Trial News, Volume 32, Number 8 April
  • A Tale of Two Fixities
  • 1997
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, February, Washington Journal
  • Your Loans, Your License, or Your Profession
  • 1997
  • WSTLA Trial News, Volume 31, Number 8 April
  • A Subjective Approach to Objective Findings
  • 1996
  • Editor of the Medical Legal Reporter
  • A Quarterly journal addressing issues effecting the practice of medicine and law
  • 1995
  • Author
  • Qualified Immunity in the 90's from the Defense Perspective:The Development of Qualified Immunity Since Graham v. Connor.
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSIA Legal Workshop CLE
  • Top 10 Reasons Injured Workers Hire Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Innovation in Practice Symposium
  • Creating Joint Ventures with Tech Companies to Innovate Solutions for Small Firms
  • 2018
  • Innovation in Practice Symposium
  • Mindful or Mind full?
  • 2018
  • Fearless Leadership
  • The Power of Attitude
  • 2018
  • Lawyernomics
  • Mindfulness 101- Patrick Palace with Jess McMahon
  • 2017
  • ABA Tech Show
  • Resetting Your Law Firm - Patrick Palace & Nora Bergman
  • 2017
  • ABA Tech Show
  • Using Web Toos to Deliver Legal Services - Patrick Palace & Penn Dodson
  • 2017
  • Washington Leadership Institute
  • Being Successful and Living a Balanced Life
  • 2015
  • The Future of the Profession
  • Past, Present & Future
  • 2015
  • Clio Cloud Conference
  • LLLT's and The Future of the Legal Profession
  • 2015
  • Online Discussion
  • Retooling Your Practice for the Future
  • 2014
  • Mission Possible
  • Choose the Future of Your Practice
  • 2014
  • New Lawyers Education Program
  • Managing Your Practice
  • 2011
  • How to Start Your Solo Practice Webinar
  • Getting Started
  • 2011
  • Access to Justice Convention
  • Using Social Media
  • 2010
  • Learning the Evidence Dance
  • Using Evidence for Maximum Effect
  • 2008
  • eTrial
  • Top 10 Tips for Power Use of Word
  • 2008
  • TPCBA Convention
  • Using Workers Compensation Law to Power up Your PI Practice
  • 2007
  • Successful Ethical Marketing
  • Creative Ethical Marketing on Different Budgets
  • 2006
  • TPCBA Convention
  • Physical and Fiscal Health
  • 2005
  • Cutting Edge Trial Strategies
  • Winning with Multimedia Pleadings, Training for Trial
  • 2005
  • Strategies for the Information Age
  • Winning with Multimedia Pleadings
  • 2003
  • Strategies for the Information Age
  • Using Video Technology at the BIIA
  • 2003
  • Helping the Worker through Difficult Times
  • Helping the Worker through Difficult Times
  • 2003
  • Damages to Achieve Money Justice
  • Using the Defense Medical Expert
  • 2003
  • Tort Law Update
  • Excluding Tencer with the Defenses' Best Case
  • 2002
  • Successful Ethical Marketing
  • What is Ethical Marketing Tools and Techniques
  • 2002
  • Worker's Comp: Back to Basics
  • DME's Sham or Opportunity
  • 2001
  • Independant Medical Examinations
  • The Orthopedic Examination: Separating the Right from the Wrong
  • 2001
  • WSTLA Convention
  • WSTLA Convention
  • 2000
  • South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE Part II
  • The New, The Tried, The Proven
  • 2000
  • Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners
  • Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners
  • 2000
  • Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners
  • Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners
  • 2000
  • How to Run ann Effective Solo or Small Law Practice
  • Client Relationships/Marketing
  • 1999
  • South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE: The New, The Tried, The Proven
  • Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Auto Cases: Don't Get Run Over
  • Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation Seminar
  • Disability Ratings from Chiropractors: What are they Being Told?
  • 1997
  • WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation Seminar
  • Direct and Cross Examination Tips & Demonstration of a Chiropratic Exam
  • 1997
  • Subluxation & Litigation Seminar
  • Workers Copensation and Third Party Claims: Getting the Doctors Paid
  • 1997
  • Minor Settlements: Everything You Must Know About the New Rule
  • Personal Injury
  • 1997
  • Annual Workers Compensation Seminar
  • Disability Ratings
  • 1997
  • Rule 35 Exams
  • Personal Injury
  • 1996
  • Openings/Closings
  • Litigation
  • 1996
  • Exhibits: One Picture, A Thousand Words
  • Litigation
  • 1996
  • Courthouse Tour '96
  • Litigation
  • 1996
  • ABCs of Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • 1996
  • Taking the Fear Out of Voir Dire
  • Litigation
  • 1995
  • Settlement: The Law of Success
  • Personal Injury
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patrick wears many hats, and wears them well. His impressive legal and medical mind allows him to be a strong advocate for his clients. He fights for what he believes in and constantly strives to improve the system."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Patrick is one of the best attorney's I have had the pleasure of working with. He cares deeply for his clients and is a dedicated advocate. It doesn't hurt that he also loves fishing and heavy metal!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome Attorney. Would recommend Patrick to anyone that needs efficient and effective legal services."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat's a nice guy who also happens to be a great lawyer. He's thoughtful and deeply engaged in the civic and legal communities."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a hard working lawyer who gets great results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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