Richard P. Patrick, Attorney at Law

Free consultation: 253-858-6800

Our firm in Gig Harbor, Washington, is devoted to friendly, personal attention tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Areas of Practice


Personal Injury

If you’ve suffered harm due to an accident or injury that might be the fault of another, we can help, but you must act quickly.

Family Law

We’ll guide you through this emotional, stressful, and complex time to protect your family and assets.

Business and Corporate

Advice and guidance for new and existing businesses, including business formation and contract disputes.


Richard Patrick’s many years of owning and operating fishing vessels bring a valuable perspective to this unique area of law.

Estate Planning

Protect yourself and provide for your loved ones with careful planning, asset protection, and estate administration.

Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged with a crime, make sure your rights are protected.

Richard P. Patrick

Richard Patrick is a graduate of both Seattle University Albers School of Business and Seattle University School of Law.  He has decades of business and life experiences. Together,  with his formal education, he provides superior and sage counseling.

Litigation, negotiations, and legal maneuvering can be financially – and emotionally – costly. Richard strives to offer the highest quality of legal representation at a reasonable cost, always mindful of the emotional toll legal processes can have on people.

Richard is tough and his clients appreciate his careful and thoughtful legal strategy. He is dedicated to his clients, and he leads the way with a calm, yet firm, plan. He doesn’t waste your time and money on theater and antics that may appear to have significant value in the beginning of your legal matter, but later are seen for what they are: Theatrics that cost you money and take an emotional toll for little or no return.

Before you waste your money, time, and emotions by hiring a “bull dog,” consider Richard Patrick. He will provide you with strong and committed direction. He will initially meet with you, at no cost, for as long as it takes, to thoroughly discuss, understand, and explain your options.

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Business & Corporate

Free consultation: 253-858-6800

  • Contracts
  • Business formation and structuring
  • Partnership agreements
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Annual corporate maintenance
  • Licensing
  • Risk mitigation
  • Business dissolution
  • Landlord/tenant

Maritime Law

Free consultation: 253-858-6800

  • Financing
  • Cargo claims
  • Salvage
  • Logistics contracts
  • Fishing
  • Regulatory matters
  • Maritime personal injury
  • Casualty

Family Law

Free consultation: 253-858-6800

Richard Patrick’s experience in business law, including his experience in taxes and estate planning, adds an additional level of knowledge to ensure that your family-law needs are met.

  • Divorce or legal separation (including property and debt division, spousal maintenance, child support, child visitation)
  • Child custody, parenting plans, modifying parenting plans
  • Modifying child support
  • Establish (or disestablish) Parentage
  • Estate planning
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Adoption

Personal Injury

Free consultation: 253-858-6800

If you believe you have a personal-injury claim, it’s in your best interest to act on it quickly. You don’t want to miss the deadline for filing a legal claim and risk not being reimbursed or paid for injuries to you or damage to your property.

  • Automobile crashes
  • Airplane, bike, and motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Workplace injuries
  • Premises liability and slip-and-fall
  • Insurance disputes
  • Assault

Personal injury cases must be acted on within strict time limits or you may forfeit your opportunity to seek relief for bodily or economic damages.