PATRICK A. PALACE is the owner of Palace Law. The firm emphasizes workers' compensation & personal injury. Patrick was the Washington State Bar Association President for 2013-2014. He was elected to the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors in 2008 and served a three year term representing the 6th Congressional District. He was one of 14 elected attorneys that oversaw the Bar and its 37,000 bar members. During his tenure as a Governor, he chaired, liaisoned or was a member of over 20 WSBA committees and workgroups. He was elected WSBA Treasurer for 2010-2011. As treasurer he oversaw the WSBA’s 21 million dollar budget and chaired the WSBA Budget and Audit Committee. Prior to his work on the WSBA, he served on the Board of the Washington State Association of Justice (formerly WSTLA). He served 9 terms on the WSAJ Board. He served as WSAJ Secretary in 2007. Patrick was also the YMCA Association Chair for the Strong Kids campaign for the 2010 and 2011 for Pierce and Kitsap Counties. In April 2010 the Strong Kids Campaign raised $1.3 million dollars in contributions to support YMCA community programs targeted at youth and their families. In 2011 the Strong Kids Campaign raised an additional $1.5 million dollars. In total, $2.8 million dollars was raised by the campaign in 2010-2011. Patrick was chosen by Washington Law and Politics as a "Rising Star" in 2000 and 2001 and was also voted a "Super Lawyer" 2001-2006 and 2011, 2012. In 2009 he was chosen by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a "Top Personal Injury Lawyer". Patrick has produced and moderated two television programs: “The Peoples Law School" and "LawTalk". These programs provide consumers with information about our legal system, and citizens rights and remedies under the law. Each program surveyed of an area of law presented by judges, attorneys and public officials. Thirty-three (33) programs were produced. The Peoples Law School program was given the “Outstanding Community Service Award” in 2003 by the Washington Society of Association Executives, and was also recognized nationally by the American Bar Association with its Outstanding Public Service Award. He has written chapters for the WSAJ “Automobile Accident Desk Book” and the WSAJ “Automobile Accident Litigation Desk Book”. In 2012 he was awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.
Admitted 1992, Washington
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