Patrick Lynch

Associate

Patrick concentrates his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, including products liability and toxic tort cases. He is experienced in extensive dispositive motions practice, expert depositions, arbitrations, and all stages of the civil discovery process up to and including trial. Patrick has won numerous directed verdicts and summary judgment motions, including those related to toxic exposure at the Hanford nuclear site, commercial fraud cases, breach of contract cases, and product defect cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick was a commercial litigation associate with an Am Law 100 firm, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. Before that, he was an associate with a litigation defense firm where he represented individuals and corporations in a wide variety of litigation matters, including insurance coverage and bad faith, premises liability, and construction defect. Patrick also brings two years of experience as a criminal prosecutor for the city of Edmonds, Washington.

Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and his law degree from Indiana University - Maurer School of Law. In his free time, he serves on the board of the nation’s largest mountain biking nonprofit Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and volunteers as a mock trial coach for a Seattle high school.

Experience

Publications

“Smart Cars” – NHTSA Investigation for Potential Fire Hazard [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 09, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 42,875 model year 2008-2009 Fortwo vehicles (“Smart Cars”). The term “Smart Car” refer to the Smart Fortwo originally introduced in Europe. They are small two seat vehicles with arguable underpowered...

Education

  • Indiana University – Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Washington State University, B.A., 2014
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Washington

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Board Member