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Patrick Owen Earl

Criminal defense Attorney at Moses Lake, WA

4.9   156 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1993
    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. Criminal defense
    45%
    THE % OF MY PRACTICE IS HARD TO PUT INTO NUMBERS. I do ALL Criminal offenses, in all State Courts, Misdemeanors, Gross Misdemeanors and Felonies. This includes the sub categories below of DUI, DV, Juv, Violent Crime etc.

    32 years, 4,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    45%
    DUI's are complicated cases in the State of WA. Please let me help you get the best potential outcome for your situation and charges.

    32 years, 400 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    5%
    DV is a classification (enhancement) placed on another criminal offense usually Assault. So if the alleged victim of an assault is a family member, significant other then it would also be classified as a DV case too.

    32 years, 700 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    4%
    I handle all type of case charged against juvenile respondents, misdemeanors and felonies.

    32 years, 350 cases

  5. Violent crime
    1%
    Assault 4th is a gross misdemeanor and is in District Court. All other degrees for adults are in Superior Court and are felonies.

    32 years, 500 cases

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I HAVE ANSWERS! CRIMINAL DEFENSE IS ALL I DO, IN BUSINESS SINCE 1992

Picture 1:  This is my Mother and 4 brothers.  Not pictured is my Dad, Ken (deceased), oldest sister Tami (deceased) and another sister Johnna (N/A that day).  We all lived here in Moses Lake, WA for years. L to R  Thomas, Douglas, LuDeen, David, Jeffrey and Me-Patrick.

 

Picture 2:  My wife and 5 kids. L-R front: Riley and Dylan, back: Cassidy, McKayla, Me, Lori (beautiful wife) and Jordan.  

 

Picture 3:  Family a few years ago.

 

I love to watch and play sports.  I played HS basketball and football. Church league softball and city.  Was honored to play football at BYU from '84 - '86. 

 

I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so is my wife and kids.  We love to spend time together and to prove that we took a 8500 mile road trip this summer in an RV.  We drove from Moses Lake, WA to New Jersey and back in 15 days.  Saw Mt. Rushmore, hometown of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Downtown Chicago, New York City-Manhattan (2 Broadway plays), Niagra Falls, NY, Palmyra, NY, Kirtland, OH, Nauvoo, IL and Winter Quarters, NB.  We had 7 - 8 people in the RV and love every minute of it.

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 8 ...
Top Contributor 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2021 2020 2019 + 7 ...

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Location

Patrick Owen Earl
1334 S Pioneer Way
Moses Lake, WA, 98837-2410

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  156 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Henry | September 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
P.O.E. Patrick Over Everything
Had a great time working with Patrick as he was able to keep communication through text and was available when needed. Was very knowledgeable and puts forth an effort to help meet his client's needs.
Posted by Bruce Buckles | July 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bruce Buckles, RN, MHA, GMHS
Patrick Earl has demonstrated the exceptional capacity to advocate for the disabled and the disadvantaged. He has a thorough grasp of the law and legal procedures. He has been very forthright, timely, and honest with several referred cases that I have personally addressed with him. I have great gratitude for him, and his family.
Posted by Jose | March 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Results
I would recommend Mr.Earl. He kept me informed and responded via text to my inquiries as needed. I appreciate his handling a stressful situation for me and being very cordial in my time with him.
Posted by Terry | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Patrick Earl is very thorough explaining your legal situation and solutions. He response quickly to your question and concerns. He makes the process less difficult and is very helpful
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer DUI case
He was a very great lawyer knew what he was doing. Made good decisions for me. We had a good turn out with my case. I recommend him very high to help others with DUI cases.
Posted by Samuel | October 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service great results
I highly recommend Lawyer Patrick Earl for his outstanding legal services and exceptional communication throughout my case. From the very beginning, Mr. Earl exhibited a remarkable level of professionalism, knowledge, and dedication that set him apart from other attorneys. always just one text away. Throughout the entire process, he ensured that I was well-informed about the progress of my case, promptly addressing any concerns or questions I had. He consistently communicated updates, providing reassurance and easing any anxieties I may have had.
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Posted by John | July 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Follows through!
Patrick was very easy to work with. Communication was easy and he does what he says. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would definitely use his law expertise again if needed.
Posted by Jason | July 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick Earl did an excellent job with my case.
Patrick Earl did an excellent job handling my case. I was unaware of the charges I was facing for 6 months, as I had moved out of state. I contacted Mr. Earl, and he was able to get me a very fair settlement for a driving infraction. He promptly responded to my questions. I'm very satisfied with the help he provided.
Posted by Christian | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney.
I called Patrick because I found him online with good reviews. I'm so glad I did because he was honest and professional. Even with being busy with other people and his own private life, he always took the time to talk to me when I needed it. He also got me the best possible outcome for a situation that I was in. For a very reasonable price as well. 10/10 would recommend.
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Posted by Bobby | November 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Would Highly Recommend
Just to start off, I have a really bad driving record, From half a dozen no insurance and speeding tickets including 3 major speeding tickets. Then I got myself into a pickle where I was criminally charged with reckless driving (Gross Misdemeanor). I thought forsure I was going away for awhile. Then I hired Patrick Earl and he was able to get me No jail and no fine. Great lawyer. Thank you so much Mr Earl. I highly recommend him
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Knowledgable
He handled the case quickly and was knowledgeable about the processes. Very satisfied.
Posted by Karina | May 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
First time ever getting in trouble with the law, Patrick has been able to answer all my questions I had during this process. Easy to get a hold of him through text, was able to resolve my DUI quickly
Posted by Khalil | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
He was very helpful with my court case. He returned my calls and communicated clearly and effectively.
Posted by Adrianna | May 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, Communicative, Professional
Great lawyer. Was recommended to me by someone else who had used his services after I had a bad experience with a different lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and worked efficiently. He was always able to relay information to me in a timely manner and in one I could understand. Appreciate his help. Definitely would use again in the future if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Excellent Defense attorney. He is open and detailed. He gets to the specifics and gets the job done. I would hire him again if needed.
Posted by Christian Mabry | January 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Your go to guy!
Patrick was a huge help! He went out of his way for someone who is currently out of state. Not only did he respond to my case within 24 hours, he was prompt and very professional. He was able to figure out everything and get me covered with in 48 hours. Highly recommend him! If you’re from out of state and you have problems in the grant county area, do not hesitate in contacting him!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Earl he is very professional and will make things go alot easier. He will get back to you fast and answer any questions.
Posted by Casey | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Person !
Pat was there for me in my time of need as soon as I called. I had never met him prior to my call and he answered on 2 rings and was willing to help right away. He was very timely in getting back to me via text or call anytime I had a question. Overall, Pat is just a great guy and an awesome lawyer who will do whatever it takes to give you the best representation possible. Highly Recommend!!
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Posted by Joshua | November 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I reached out to Mr. Earl after having a DWS3 charge in Grant county WA. I’m currently in Houston, TX and desperately needed lawyer I could trust to represent me as I wasn’t in WA. He did a marvelous job and got the charges dropped with only a small fee for the warrant in the county. I had bunches of dumb questions and he would give me straight forward answers. He was always a text or phone call away and his response time was very much appreciated. Have to say for the quality of the service and the professionalism he exhibited, I would recommend his services to anyone in a similar situation that I was in. Definitely worth it. Thank you so much Patrick!
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Posted by Jennifer | November 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I would highly recommend Patrick as a lawyer. He works hard and has excellent results. He is straight forward with you and keeps you posted on any changes He fights hard for his clients, to give you the best possible outcome. He helped me with some criminal traffic violations and it turned out great.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney for any and all Criminal cases, Sup-Dist & Juvenile
  • Patrick Earl, Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ran for Election: District Court Judge
  • Grant County District Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Contract Defender District Court
  • Patrick Earl, Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • EARL & EARL, Inc. P.S.
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Attorney, Public Defender
  • EARL & EARL, Attorney at Law, P.S. Inc.
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Debt Collection, Family Law, Real Estate
  • EARL & EARL, Inc. P.S.
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988
  • LDS church Mission to Puerto Rico, San Juan Mission
  • 1984
  • Moses Lake High School
  • 1981
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Washington vs. Jesus Torres
  • Judge ruled to have Respondent remain in Juvenile Court which saved him 25-35 years of prison. Convicted of 7 counts of Assault 1st, Accomplice and Unlawful Possession of Firearm 1st IN JUVENILE COURT.
  • State of Washington vs. Michael Montejano
  • Found guilty of Felony Riot, Appeal said NO just Gross Misd Riot
  • State of Washington vs. Daniel Lybbert
  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Murder 1. Agreed to by the State in the end.

Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Scout Committee Chairman
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Grant County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Scoutmaster
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Grant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • High Peer Review Rating-Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor 2015
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award 2014
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • 1984 National Championship NCAA Football
  • NCAA Football
  • 1984
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Publications

  • Written out requirements and answers study guide for all scouts.
  • Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
  • 2016
  • Requirements for Citizenship in the World, Nation and Community
  • Boy Scouts of American Merit Badge Counselor
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Church activity. LDS Church
  • Criminal Offenses makes it harder to get an Education and high-end employment.
  • 2016
  • Youth Group
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • LDS Church Basketball Season
  • Physical Athletics Helps the Mind and Spirit
  • 2015
  • Stake Basketball Tournament All of Moses Lake, WA
  • Youth Excellence in the Community and Church
  • 2014
  • Business Law/Criminal Law Class
  • Big Bend Community College
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (102)
Given (81)
Endorse Patrick
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick Owen Earl happily. I have been observing Patrick through Avvo and can easily say I endorse him. Just look at his answers to the questions posted here and you can see he is very knowledgeable and takes the time to really answer the questions. He doesn't just give a one-liner, standard, unhelpful answer. You can see how many attorneys agree with his answers. If he takes that much care to answer a stranger's question, think how he'll take care of you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Pat Earl's work. From my experience and observation, he routinely handles difficult cases with professionalism and care. You would be hard pressed to find a member of the Grant County criminal defense bar who has handled more cases than Pat Earl."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Earl is a very talented attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Earl is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and provides a great service to AVVO users in answering their questions both thoroughly and with great insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Earl is a very skilled, experienced attorney and passionate about what he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Earl. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An intelligent and an amazing attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Earl is extremely skilled in the area of criminal defense. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. His contributions and endorsements are vast but his legal legacy are his reviews. READ THEM. Happy clients are hard to achieve in criminal defense but there is much evidence of that here. You would be wise to schedule a consultation with Patrick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented, and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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