A passion for technology informs Patrick’s approach to the law. Fascinated by the opportunities and challenges posed by advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, brain-computer interfaces, virtual/augmented reality and bioengineering, he enjoys untangling complex problems and crafting winning strategies for his clients.
Prior to joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, Patrick interned at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, having previously completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Critical Legal Studies.
Patrick enjoys spending his free time on beautiful Bainbridge Island grilling up steaks, exploring the local shoreline on foot and by boat, and communing in virtual realities.
Areas of Practice
Prior Professional Experience
- Newman Du Wors LLP, Seattle, WA, 2017-2019
Confidential Litigation. Retained by disabled state bar applicant after Washington Supreme Court had twice rejected client’s application for admission to practice law; prepared motion for reconsideration of Supreme Court’s most recent order, arguing that Supreme Court’s denial of client’s application was discriminatory under Title II of Americans With Disabilities Act and Washington Law Against Discrimination, and obtained all relief sought: the Supreme Court granted our motion, and our client has been admitted to practice.
Professional Associations & Leadership
- Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington
Publications & Presentations
- WeRobot 2015 – Personal Responsibility in the Age of User-Controlled Neuroprosthetics
- University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2017
- Moot Court Honor Board
- University of California Berkeley, B.A., Critical Legal Studies, 2012