After working three years as a Rule 9 intern and associate for Frank and Rosen (now Frank Freed Subit & Thomas), Patty opened her own practice in 1991. She is admitted to practice in Washington State, the United States District Courts of Western and Eastern Washington, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and is the process of securing admission in the Oregon courts as well.
Today, Patty is an active member of the Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA) and the King County Bar Association (KCBA) and Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), serving in their Labor and Employment Law sections. She participates in local and state bar sections addressing collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution, solo and appellate practice, and civil rights issues. Patty also served on the Legal Committee of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and the Amicus Committee of WELA, and was a trustee of the LGBT section of the WSBA for several years. For over twenty years, she has participated in the Program Committee of KCBA’s annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, an annual cutting edge legal education seminar featuring national speakers. Patty also volunteers with the Neighborhood Legal Clinic program of the King County Bar Association.