Patti grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from The Evergreen State College.  Patti graduated Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1992 and was the recipient

of the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy. 

She passed the Washington State Bar exam and was admitted into practice in 1993.


She worked for a fortune 500 corporation from 1973 until 2005

when she retired from corporate employment; her last position was Director, Employment and Counsel.


She launched her family law practice in 2006 and has volunteered or

worked for small local law firms in the family law practice area since that time.  


She is currently a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Mason County Bar Association, the Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington and Family Law Section of the

Washington State Bar Association.


She is a past President of the Board of Directors for Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Services in Mason County and volunteers for the

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services’ Shelton Legal Clinic.