Patrick Trudell

Patrick Trudell

Pat Trudell is a Seattle-area personal injury attorney. He has represented hundreds of people during his career in settlement negotiations, litigation, trials and appeals. In addition to his for-profit practice, Pat Trudell has been recognized by the Washington State Bar Association, King County Superior Court and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association for his public service work.

Pat has a he posts thoughts on personal injury, how he practices law, personal injury as tragedy, Stanislavski in the courtroom and other areas of interest to people who suffer personal injury and are faced with dealing with insurance companies for their losses.


Newport High School 1969

University of Washington BA History 1974

Gonzaga University School of Law  JD cum laude 1980 (Editor-in Chief  15 Gonzaga Law Review)

Jerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (July 2012 undergraduate) (Grad 2 2016-18; Grad 1 2019)


Law Clerk to James A. von der Heydt, Chief Judge, United States Federal District Court for the District of Alaska 1980-1982

Associate Attorney- Livengood, Silvernale, Carter & Tjossem  (Kirkland Washington) 1982-1985

Partner- Trudell & Bowen  (Kirkland, Washington) 1986-2001

Partner- Trudell, Bowen & Lingenbrink (Kirkland, Washington) 2001-2007

Partner- Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen & Lingenbrink (Kirkland, Washington)  2007- present


Comment, Deadman’s Statute in Washington, 15 Gonzaga Law Review 501 (1980)

Article, Federal Practice in Alaska, Local Rules and Related Matters, 11 UCLA- Alaska Law Review 1 (1981)

Member- Gonzaga  University Board of Advisors (1993-2006)

Continuing Legal Education Speaker on Personal Injury Practice (2002-present)

Charter President Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown (2006-2007)

Past Board Member of Kirkland American Little League (1992-2002)

Past Board Member of Kirkland Arts Center (2008-2011)

Zen Lawyer Seattle Legal Blog (2010 – Present)

2016 WDTL Outstanding Plaintiff Trial Lawyer

American Board of Trial Advocates (2019)


Member- Washington State Bar Association (1980-present)

Member- Alaska State Bar Association (1981-present-inactive status)

Admitted to Practice Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1982)

Admitted to Practice United States Federal District Court Western Washington (1985)

Admitted to Practice United States Federal District Court Eastern Washington (2014)

Charter Member King County Superior Court Divorce Mediation Panel (1988-present)

Member King County Superior Court Arbitration Panel (1995-present)

Eagle Member Washington State Association For Justice (Twenty Year Eagle)


Family (wife, three children, two granddaughters), Golf, Tai Chi, Biking, Hiking, Reading & Travel