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Patrick Arthur Palace

Patrick Arthur Palace

Palace Law
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Washington
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Summary

PATRICK A. PALACE is the owner of Palace Law, a firm of workers' compensation and personal injury attorneys. Patrick was the President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) 2013-2014. He is a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (2014-present) that prepares and trains Bar leadership nationwide. Currently serving on the NCBP Executive Counsel. He is currently the co-chair of the 21st Century Lawyer NCBP committee. He chaired the WSBA Future of the Profession Committee 2013-2015. Additionally, he served on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2008 – 2011, the Washington Association of Justice Board of Governors for 9 years and was WSBA Treasurer 2010-2011.

In 2016, Palace Law was recognized by the Law 500 as one of the top 100 firms nationwide for its growth and innovation. Patrick was the first recipient of the “Service to the Legal Profession Award”, and has been chosen by the “National Trial Lawyers” as one of the Nation’s Top 100 trial lawyers. He was also named as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.”
Patrick produced and moderated two television programs: “The Peoples Law School" and "LawTalk". These programs provide consumers with information about our legal system and their rights and remedies. Thirty-three programs were produced.

Patrick is a dedicated practitioner of yoga. He has a daily meditation practice, writes about meditation and speaks nationally of the topics of mindfulness and the future of the legal profession.

Most recently, Patrick opened a winery, Sunken Cellars, whose 2016 vintage includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Albariño and an Italian red blend (“Tesoro Rosso).(SunkenCellars.com)

Patrick is also a proud father who has a tendency to listen to his music (while drinking wine, and sometimes practicing yoga) louder than his non-rocker children would like.

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Palace Law Personal Injury Group, PSC
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Managing Partner
Palace Law Offices
- Current
Executive Producer/Moderator
Peoples Law School
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Premier 100 Trial Attorney
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Council
Service to the Legal Profession
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Layers Magazine
Chosen as one of the Nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Lawyers Magazine
Chosen by Washington Super Lawyers magazine as a “Super Lawyer” representing top 4% of the Bar.
Top Attorney's in Washington
Seattle Met Magazine
Chosen as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.” Selected by peer recognition and professional achievement. Seattle Met Magazine (July edition).
Outstanding Service Award
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Recognition Award for service on the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Board of Trustees.
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Who's Who Plantiff's Personal Injury Lawyer
Washington Law and Politics Magazine
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Washington Super Lawyer
LexisNexis
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Outstanding Community Service Award
Washington Society of Association Executives
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Rising Star
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Rising Star
Washington Law & Politics Magazine
Outstanding Public Service Award
American Bar Association
Super Lawyer
Washinton Law & Policitics Magazine
Chosen by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a “Super Lawyer” representing top 4% of the Bar.
Professional Associations
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College NW
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Washington State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly
Current
Activities: 1996, 1998, 1999
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American Bar Association
ABA/YLD Public Service Subgrant Recipient
Current
Activities: Recipient of a grant in 1997 and 1998 to create and produce a series of public service television programs entitled LawTalk to be aired statewide.
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Washington State Bar Association
President
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Law Fund (Legal Aid for Washington)
Co-Chair on Pierce County Campaign for Equal Justice
- Current
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The National Trial Lawyers
Member
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Activities: Emphasis in Workers Compensation and Personal Injury
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Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors
Governor, 6th Congressional District
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Activities: Elected by peers to a 3-year term.
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YMCA
Branch Chair, Strong Kid's Campaign
- Current
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Public Justice
Member
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Activities: Public Justice is America’s public interest law firm which protects people and the environment; holds the powerful accountable; challenges government, corporate, and individual wrongdoing; increases access to justice; combats threats to our justice system; and inspires lawyers and others to serve the public interest.
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Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Governors
- Current
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American Bar Association
Presented and argued a resolution to increase jury pay before the ABA/YLD national delegation. The resolution passed 94-33 and was adopted by the ABA.
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American Bar Association
Selected as a national program finalist for purposes of presenting the LawTalk program at the National ABA Convention in LaJolla, California
- Current
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American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Washington State Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar # 21396
Member
- Current
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Washinton State Association for Justice
Liasion to the WSBA Board of Governors
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Washington State Bar Association
WSBA Treasurer
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Judicial Qualifications Comittee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Chair: Pierce County Peoples Law School
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Convention Planning Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Co-Chair Holly Ball
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Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Second Vice President: Judicial Relations
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Washington State Bar Association
Foundations of Freedom Task Force
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Activities: Appointed by President Taylor to create and implement long term strategy to educate the public and protect the independence of the judiciary from destructive political forces
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Washington State Association for Justice
2nd VP: Development Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
VP: Membership Committee
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Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Second Vice President: Development Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Member: New Members Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Secretary
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American Bar Association
Member
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Washington State Bar Association
Law Examiners Committee (Funded Position)
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Wahsington State Association For Justice
VP: CLE Committee
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Membership Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Executive Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Legislative Steering Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Chair: Public Affairs Committee ( Two Terms)
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Washington State Association for Justice
Public Affairs Committee
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Medical-Legal Liaison Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Chair: New Members Committee
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Bates Technical College's Legal Secretary/Assistant Advisory Committee
Member
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Washington State Association for Justice
Board Member: 6th District Representative
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Washington State Association for Justice
Liaison to the WSBA Board of Governors
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American Bar Association
Member Solo and Small Firm Committee
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Washington State Bar Association
Law Day 2000 Committee Member
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Washington State Association for Justice
Co-Chair: Peoples Law School (statewide)
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Washington State Bar Association
Public Legal Education Workgroup Taskforce
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American Bar Association
Federal Emergency Management Agency-YLD Emergency Relief Legal Services Volunteer
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Chair: "LawTalk" Committee
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Member Long Range Planning Committee
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
Member
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member of the Superior Court Liaison Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Long Range Planning Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
Chair: Speakers Bureau
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Washington State Bar- Young Lawyers Division
President
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YMCA Mock Trial Program Committee
Member
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Chair: WYLD State Convention CLE Committee
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Washington State Association for Justice
CLE Committee Member
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Washington State Association for Justice
Chair: Holly Ball Committee
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
President-Elect
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
Trustee Board
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
Chair: Continuing Legal Education Committee
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Board Liaison to Legislative Committee
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Board of Trustees 9th Congressional District
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Chair: Nominations and Awards Committee
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Washington State Bar-Young Lawyers Division
Member Legislative Committee
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Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Member Public Relations Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Article: Does Law Need Investors
NW Lawyer
Article: The Crystal Ball: What Does It Hold For You
NW Lawyer
Speaking Engagement: LLLT's and The Future of the Legal Profession
Clio
Article: Choosing Our Future
NW Lawyer
Article: Focusing on the Present
NW Lawyer
Article: Inventing the Future
NW Lawyer
Article: Redefining the Practice of Law
NW Lawyer
Article: The Last Word
NW Lawyer
Article: What If
NW Lawyer
Article: Game Changers
NW Lawyer
Article: Getting What We Need to Succeed
NW Lawyer
Article: It's Time to Change the Conversation
NW Lawyer
Article: How Much Are You Willing to Give up for $125? The Hidden Costs of the Referendum
WSBA Bar News
Article: How Much Are You Willing to Pay for $125
WSBA Bar News
Article: Time Traveling to Cuba: Four Steps to Living the Havana Life
WSBA Bar News
Article: WSAJ Board Unanimously Opposes Anti-WSBA Referendum: Just Say No!
WSAJ Trial News
Article: Finding the Rule Book for Happy
TPCBA Bar News
Speaking Engagement: Top 10 Tips for Power Use of Word
Conference: eTrial
Speaking Engagement: Using Evidence for Maximum Effect
Conference: Learning the Evidence Dance
Speaking Engagement: Creative Ethical Marketing on Different Budgets
Conference: Sucessful Ethical Marketing
Speaking Engagement: Winning With Multimedia Pleadings; Training For Trial
Conference: Cutting Edge Trial Strategies
WSTLA Automobile Accident Forms Book
Speaking Engagement: Using Video Technology at the BllA; Low Cost Powerpoint Presentations
Conference: Strategies for the Information Age
Speaking Engagement: Helping The Worker Through Difficult Times
Speaking Engagement: Using The Defense Medical Expert
Conference: Damages To Achieve Money Justice
Speaking Engagement: Winning With Multimedia Pleadings
Conference: Strategies for the Information Age
Speaking Engagement: Excluding Tencer with the Defenses' Best Case
Conference: Tort Law Update
Speaking Engagement: What Is Ethical Marketing Tools and Techniques
Conference: Successful Ethical Marketing
Article: WSTLA TV Show Documents IME Abuses
WSTLA Trial News
Speaking Engagement: DME's Sham or Opportunity?
Conference: Worker's Comp: Back to Basics
Speaking Engagement: The Orthopedic Examination: Separating The Right from the Wrong
Conference: IME's
Speaking Engagement: Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners
Speaking Engagement: South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE Part II: The New, The Tried, The Proven
Speaking Engagement: WSTLA Convention
WSTLA Automobile Accident Litigation Desk Book
Article: Enjoy Life:Manage To Live
De Novo
Article: More Than "A Civil Action": The Story That John Travolta Didn't Tell
De Novo
Article: Thanks For A WYLD Time
De Novo
Article: We Put The Bang Back In The CLE: 2 Days, 7 CLE Credits, Two Lunches, Too Low of a Price and Too Much To Pack Into This Title
De Novo
Atricle: Washington's WYLD Kingdom
De Novo
Article: Alex, I'll Take WYLD Things For $500 Answer: Born To Be WYLD
De Novo
Article: Just Say "No" to Defense Medical Examinations... or Maybe
WSTLA Trial News
Article: Taking A Stand
De Novo & Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News
Article: A Tale Of Two Fixities
WSTLA Trial News
Article: LawTalk: TV For The Common Man
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News, De Novo, & Bar News
Article: Your Loans, Your License, or Your Profession
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News & Washington Journal
Speaking Engagement: Direct and Cross Examination Tips & Demonstration of a Chiropractic Exam
Conference: WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation Seminar
Speaking Engagement: Disability Ratings From Chiropractors: What are they Being Told?
Conference: WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation Seminar
Article: A Subjective Approach to Objective Findings
WSTLA Trial News
Qualified Immunity in the 1990's From The Defense Perspective:The Development of Qualified Immunity Since Graham vs. Connor
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
4009 Bridgeport Way West, Suite B
University Place, WA 98466
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Telephone: (253) 627-3883
Telephone: (253) 627-3883
Fax: (253) 627-3095