Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in University Place, WA

Palace Law
 | 4009 Bridgeport Way West, Suite B, PO Box 1193
University Place, WA 98464
Phone: 253-627-3883
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2006, 2011 - 2014, 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

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.

About Patrick Palace

Admitted 1992, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://new.palacelaw.com/?page_id=2

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association as the first recipient of the "Service to Legal Profession Award"., 2015
  • Recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Council as Nations Top One Percent. , 2015
  • Recognized by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys as a Premier 100 Trial Attorney., 2015
  • Chosen by Washington Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Super Lawyer" representing top 4% of the Bar for the 11th year consecutively., 2014
  • Chosen as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.” Selected by peer recognition and professional achievement. Seattle Met Magazine (July edition)., `Top Attorney in Washington, Seattle Met Magazine, 2013
  • Chosen by Washington Super Lawyers magazine as a “Super Lawyer” representing top 4% of the Washington State Bar.  , Super Lawyer, Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013
  • Chosen by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Nation's Top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 of the Nation's Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Awarded by the TPCBA Board of Trustees for service to the bar association, Outstanding Service Award , Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, 2012
  • Chosen by Washington Law and Politics magazine as the Top Personal Injury Lawyer, 2009
  • Lexis/Nexis Washington Super Lawyer Award, 2005
  • "Outstanding Community Services Award" recipient for "The People's Law School", Washington Society of Association Executives, 2003
  • Washington Super Lawyers, 2002
  • Washington Super Lawyers, 2001
  • Chosen by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a " Rising Star ", 2001
  • Chosen by Washington Law and Politics magazine as a " Rising Star ", 2000
  • ABA Outstanding Public Service Award for LawTalk television series, 1999

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • United States Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. District Court-- Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court--Western District of Washington
  • Washington State Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2014-2015 Immediate Past President of the Washington State Bar Association. , 2014
  • 2013-2014 President of the Washington State Bar Association, 2013
  • 2012-2013 President-Elect of the Washington State Bar Association, 2012
  • Elected Treasurer of the Washington State Bar Association, 2010
  •  2008 - 2011 -- Washington State Bar Association - WSBA Board of Governors Represenative for the 6th Congressional District, 2008
  • American Bar Association- Member Solo and Small Firm Committee, 2000
  • American Bar Association- Member Solo and Small Firm Committee, 1999
  • American Bar Association- Presented and argued to increase jury duty pay before the ABA/YLD national delegation.  The resolution passed 94-33 and was adopted by the ABA. , 1999
  • American Bar Association- Washington State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly, 1999
  • American Bar Association- Selected as a national program finalist for purposes of presenting the LawTalk program at the National ABA Convention in LaJolla, California, 1998
  • American Bar Association- Washington State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly, 1998
  • Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Member Long Range Planning Committee, 1996
  • American Bar Association- Washington State Delegate to the National ABA/YLD General Assembly  , 1996
  • Member of the Washington State Association For Justice from 1993 - present (Eagle member since 1998)
  • Member of Trial Lawyers For Public Justice from 1996 - present
  • Member of the YMCA Mock Trial Program Committee from 1997 - 1999
  • Member of the Bates Technical College's Legal Secretary/Assistant Advisory Committee from 1996 - 2001
  • Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives from 1993 - present
  • Member of the American Association of Justice from 1996 - present
  •  - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division - Member from 1991 - 2000
  •   -Washington State Bar Association - Member from 1992 - present
  •  - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Member from 1992 - 2000
  •    - American Bar Association- Member from 1995 - 2004
  •  Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Member from 1991 - present
  • Member of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College NW
  • 1994 -1998 Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division - Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 1995- 1997 - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division - Chair: Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 1996 - 1998 - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division - Trustee TPCBA-YLD Board
  • 1995 - 1996 - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Member Public Relations Committee
  • 1998 -1999 - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Member of the Superior Court Liaison Committee
  • 2000 - 2001 - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Medical-Legal Liaison Committee
  • 2001 - 2002 - Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Membership Committee
  • 1997 - Present -- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - TPBCA Convention Planning Committee
  • 2006 - Present -- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Judicial Qualifications Committee
  •  2002 - 2003 - Washington State Bar Association - Law Examiners Committee
  •  1999 - 2000 - Washington State Bar Association - Law Day 2000 Committee Member
  •  1998 - 2000 - Washington State Bar Association - Public Legal Education Workgroup Taskforce
  •  2005 - 2007 --Washington State Bar Association - WSBA Foundations of Freedom Task Force
  •  1997 - 1999 - Washington State bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Chair: WYLD State Convention CLE Committee
  •  1996 - 2000 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Member Long Range Planning Committee
  •  1996 - 2000 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Chair: "LawTalk" Committee
  •  1995 - 1997 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Chair: Nominations and Awards Committee
  •  1993 - 1997 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Member Legislative Committee
  •  1995 - 1997 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Board Liaison to Legislative Committee
  •  1995 - 1997 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- Board of Trustees 9th Congressional District
  •  1997 - 1998 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- President-Elect
  •  1998 - 1999 - Washington State Bar - Young Lawyers Division -- President
  •  1996-2000 - American Bar Association- Federal Emergency Management Agency - YLD Emergency Relief Legal Services Volunteer 
  •  1997,1998 - American Bar Association- ABA/YLD Public Service Subgrant Recipient (to create and produce a series of public service television programs entitled LawTalk to be aired statewide)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Tacoma-Pierce County bar Association- Chair- Courthouse Tour, 1996
  • - Sponsor for the YMCA Boys & Girls Club in Portland
  • - Sponsor for the Tacoma-Pierce County Salmon Derby
  • Sponsor for the Center For Justice
  • - Sponsor for Everyday Athlete
  • - YMCA Branch Chair for the YMCA Strong Kids Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Topic: The Future of the Profession. Past, Present & Future. , Presenter, WSBA, 2015
  • Topic: Being Successful and Living a Balanced Life. Washington Leadership Institute. , Presenter, WSBA, 2015
  • Topic: LLLT's and the Future of the Legal Profession, Presenter, Clio Cloud 9 Conference, 2015
  • Topic: Retooling Your Practice for the Future. Online Discussion. , Presenter, WSBA, 2014
  • Topic: Choose the Future of Your Practice. Mission Possible. , Presenter, WSBA, 2014
  • Topic: Compromise and Release Structure Settlement Agreements. , Presenter, Washington Self Insured Employer Association, 2012
  • Topic: Getting Started. How to Start Your Solo Practice. Webinar. , Presenter, WSBA, 2011
  • Topic: Managing Your Practice. New Lawyers Education Program. , Presenter , WSBA, 2011
  • Topic: Barriers to Vocational Eligibility: What Factors Contribute to a Pension Outcome. Professionals in Workers Compensation., Presenter, Washington Self Insured Employer Association, 2010
  • Topic: Using Social Media. Access to Justice Convention. , Presenter, WSBA, 2010
  • Topic: Washington Self Insured Association Legal Issue Workshop. , Presenter, Washington Self Insured Employer Association, 2009
  • Topic: Using Evidence for Maximum Effect, Presenter, 2008
  • Topic: Top Ten Tips for Power Use of Word, Presenter, 2008
  • Topic: Using Workers Compensation Law to Power Up Your PI, TBCBA Annual Convention, 2007
  • Topic: Creative Ethical Marketing on Different Budgets, Co-Chair and Presenter, 2006
  • Topic: Winning with Multimedia Pleadings - Topic: Training for Trial, Presenter, 2005
  • Author, WSTLA Automobile Accident Forms Book, 2004
  • Topic: Winning with Multimedia Pleadings, Chair and Presenter, 2003
  • Topic: Using the Defense Medical Expert, Presenter, 2003
  • Topic: Using Video Technology at the BIIA : Low Cost Powerpoint Presentations, Presenter, 2003
  • Topic: Helping the Worker Through Difficult Times, Presenter, 2003
  • Topic: Excluding Tencer with the Defenses' Best Case, Presenter, 2002
  • Topic: What is Ethical Marketing Tools and Techniques, Presenter, 2002
  • Topic: DME's Sham or Opportunity?, Presenter, 2001
  • Topic: The Orthopedic Examination: Separating the Right from the Wrong, Presenter, 2001
  • WSTLA TV Show Documents IME Abuses, WSTLA trial News, 2001
  • WSTLA Convention, Presenter, 2000
  • Topic: South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE Part II: The New, The Tired, The Proven, Presenter, 2000
  • Topic: Cross Examination of Defense Medical Examiners, Presenter, 2000
  • Chapter 14; Pedestrian Accidents, Author, WSTLA Automobile Accident Litigation Desk Book, 2000
  • Topic: Client Relationships/Marketing: How to Get Clients and Keep Them, Presenter, 1999
  • Washington's WYLD Kingdom, De Novo, 1999
  • 2 days, 7 CLE Credits, two lunches, too low of a price and too much to pack into this title, We Put The Bang Back in the CLE, De Novo, 1999
  • Enjoy Life; Manage to Live, De Novo, 1999
  • More Than "A Civil Action" The story That John Travolta Didn't Tell, De Novo, 1999
  • Thanks for a WYLD Time, De Novo, 1999
  • Topic: Auto Cases: Don't Get Run Over, Chair, 1998
  • South Sound Year-End Smorgasbord CLE: The New, The Tired, The Proven, Chair, 1998
  • Just Say "No" to Defense Medical Examinations... or Maybe., WSTLA Trial News, 1998
  • Alex, I'll Take Things for $500 Answer: Born to Be WYLD, De Novo, 1998
  • Topic: Workers Compensation and Third Party Claims: Getting the Doctors Paid, Presenter, 1997
  • Topic: Disability Ratings From Chiropractors: What are They Being Told?, Presenter, WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation Seminar, 1997
  • Topic: Direct and Cross Examination Tips & Demonstration of a Chiropractic Exam, Presenter, WSTLA Annual Workers Compensation Seminar, 1997
  • Topic: Minor Settlements: Everything you Must Know About the New Rule, Chair, 1997
  • Your Loans, Your License, or Your Profession, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News & Washington Journal, 1997
  • A Tale of Two Fixities, WSTLA Trial News Volume 32 Number 8, 1997
  • LawTalk: TV For The Common Man, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News- Sept. 1997, De Novo Oct. 1997, & Bar News, FYI, Oct. 1997, 1997
  • Openings/Closings, Chair, 1996
  • Rule 35 Exams, Chair, 1996
  • ABC's of Bankruptcy, Chair, 1996
  • Exhibits: One Picture, A Thousand Words, Chair, 1996
  • A Subjective Approach to Objective Findings, WSTLA Trial News, Volume 31 Number 8, 1996
  • Taking The Fear Out of Voir Dire, Chair, 1995
  • Settlement: The Law of Success, Chair, 1995
  • 1995 - 1997  Editor of the Medical-Legal Reporter, a quarterly journal addressing issues effecting the practice of medicine and law
  • Taking a Stand, -De Novo- Dec./Jan. 1999 & Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News Dec. 1998

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • NCBP
  • WSAJ
  • WSBA
  • Office Location for Patrick Palace

    4009 Bridgeport Way West, Suite B
    PO Box 1193
    University Place, WA 98464

     

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