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 blog-www.zenlawyerseattle.com-where 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.

EDUCATION

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)

EMPLOYMENT

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

ACHIEVEMENTS

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)

Article, Tai Chi Applied to Golf (International Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association – August 2013)

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

Continuing Legal Education Speaker on Personal Injury Practice 2002-present

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

Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College (July 2012)

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

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)

Member American Association For Justice

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

ACTIVITIES

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