PATRICK A. PALACE is the owner of Palace Law, a firm of workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys. Palace Law acquired three firms in 2019-2020 and is the largest workers’ compensation firm in Washington.
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. He was elected to the NCBP Executive Council, serves on the Board of the ABA Center for Innovation and the Editorial Board for GPSolo magazine. In the past he chaired the WSBA Future of the Profession Committee 2013-2015, 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”, has been chosen by the “National Trial Lawyers” as one of the Nation’s Top 100 trial lawyers, named as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington” and been selected as a “Super Lawyer” for more than 13 years.
He has presented at over 60 legal conferences and completed 25 podcast interviews on issues including legal technology, mindfullness and data driven decision making.
Patrick has several joint ventures with tech companies and has developed legal applications for Palace Law and for solo and small practitioners. Among these tools are a legal chatbot (“the Patbot”), an online case valuation tool that accurately provides the value of any workers compensation case, a legal voice command tool and a tool for financial management.
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.
In 2016, Patrick opened a winery, Sunken Cellars, whose vintages include Cabernet Sauvignon, Albariño, “Sophia Rose” and an Italian red blend (“Tesoro Rosso).
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.
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Washington State Bar Association
- 2014 – 2015, Immediate Past President
- 2013 – Sept. 2014, President of the Washington State Bar Association
- 2012 – Sept. 2013, President-Elect of the Washington State Bar Association
- 2010 – 2011, WSBA Treasurer
- 2008 – 2011, WSBA Board of Governors Representative for the 6th Congressional District.
- 2013 – 2015, Chair – Future of the Profession Committee.
- 2014 – 2015, WSBA Awards Committee
- 2013 – 2014, Chair – BOG Governance Workgroup
- 2013 – 2014, Member of the Following WSBA Committees
- Board of Governors Legislative Committee
- Budget and Audit Committee
- Personnel Committee
- Awards Committee
- 2013 – 2014, Liaison to the Board of Judicial Administration
- 2012 – 2013, Chair – Committee on Committees
- 2010 – 2011, Chair – WSBA Budget and Audit Committee
- 2011 – 2012, Chair- WSBA Health Insurance Workgroup
- 1992 – Present, WSBA Member
ABA Center for Innovation
- 2020 – 2021, Member of the Board
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2019-Current, Legal Services Design Project: Innovation Committee
American Bar Association
- 2018-Present, GPSolo Magazine Board Member
- 2018 – Present, GPSolo Magazine Technology Editor
- 2019 – Present, GPSolo Magazine eReport Board Member
- 2018-Present, ABA Pro Bono and Public Service Standing Committee Member
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
- 1991, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctorate
- 1988, University of Washington, BBA, International Business