Pat is a former Prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and part of the less than 1% of lawyers in California that are State Bar Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. He has tried over 65 jury trials for cases ranging from driving under the influence misdemeanors, to gang crimes, to special circumstance murder cases. His most recent Special Circumstance Murder case out of Long Beach Court House resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict and the client being acquitted of all charges and released from prison.
In his tenure as a Deputy District Attorney, Pat conducted over 1,600 preliminary hearings, and spent an entire year dedicated to a juvenile division where he handled over 75 juvenile adjudication trials. In addition to his jury trial experience, Pat has handled thousands of drug possession and sales cases, sex crimes, domestic violence, robberies, burglaries, fraud, theft and embezzlement cases.