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 

as 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 as 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 and 

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is the vice-president of the Mason County 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.


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