Patrick Rothwell

shareholder | seattle | LICENSED IN Washington & Oregon

“My approach is to conduct a thorough initial evaluation to assess claim value, and deliver the best possible defense strategy.”

Driven to provide results

Co-founder Patrick Rothwell heads up our Seattle office, and is proud of its growth under his leadership. With more than three decades of experience, he has tried dozens of cases in Washington and Oregon – and has handled appeals in both states and in the Ninth Circuit.

Patrick co-founded the firm with a specific focus on attorney growth, collaboration, and efficiency – and he considers the progression of the firm one of his proudest accomplishments. In all his years of contending with challenging cases, his clients have thanked him for his keen attention to detail and for producing results they can count on.

When not handling cases, he enjoys playing golf and attending his kids’ sporting events.


  • Willamette University College of Law – J.D., cum laude, 1981
  • University of Michigan – B.A., with honors, 1978

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 1981
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1981
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1984
  • Washington State Bar, 1994
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 1997

Organizational Memberships

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute