Legacy Estate Planning: Protecting you and your family’s future.
Pat’s formal educational background includes earning a law degree from Willamette University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alaska. Pat’s informal education was earned mainly in the oil fields, construction sites and fishing grounds of Alaska where he lived until moving to Oregon with his wife and family to study law in 1990.
In Alaska Pat honed his love for the outdoors, climbing and skiing in the mountain ranges surrounding Anchorage, sailing the waters of Resurrection Bay or flying over the Kenai Peninsula. Pat earned his “Alaska driver’s license”, i.e., his private pilot’s license in 1986. He twice survived the infamous Mount Marathon Race in Seward. Passionate about the outdoors and natural scenic beauty, the move to the Willamette Valley was a natural fit for Pat and his family.
Pat continues in his love of the outdoors in the beautiful Willamette Valley where he has lived with his wife Lynne and their eight children since 1990. His non-legal pursuits include soccer, where his children play at youth to collegiate level, doing his part to renovate and preserve Silverton’s old homes and tending his backyard garden of succulent plants. At the end of the day though, Pat likes nothing better than to enjoy a cold beer while visiting with family and friends.
As a lawyer, Pat’s passion is to help his client’s find the right path forward in their legal affairs. His clients say Pat is personable and easy to talk to. Pat is passionate about developing custom estate plans that fits the unique needs of his clients and their families. His representative clients include family businesses, legacy farms, ordinary families and individuals alike. His favorite firm catchphrase is “Talk to Pat. You’ll feel better when you do.”