Patricia Jo Nelson

Patricia Jo Nelson

Marysville, Washington
(866) 690-0798
(360) 654-4925
(360) 659-8008

Patricia (Patty) Nelson graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 1980, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She graduated with magna cum laude honors. She went on to complete her education at the University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington where she received her Juris Doctorate in 1983. She graduated with honors in the top 6% of her class.

She is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington since 1984, and is also admitted to both the Eastern and Western Districts of the U.S. District Courts of Washington.

Throughout her years of practice, she has devoted herself to her clients and their special needs. This has taken her to courtrooms throughout the State of Washington. She has extensive trial experience which includes felony criminal defense and personal injury cases. Currently she has focused her practice to family law matters in the Snohomish County area.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Family Law
  • 5% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2000


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • Juris Doctorate cum laude - 1983
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1980


  • Hon. Allen Nielson
  • Hon. Rebecca Baker
  • Hon. Pamela Payne
  • Richard Nichols
  • Patrick A. Monasmith

Honors and Awards

  • Former Leading and Former Lecturing Knight, Colville Elks Lodge

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • City of Colville Planning Commission, Former Chairperson
  • Stevens County Bar Association, Past President
  • Kitsap County Women's Bar Association, Past President
  • Snohomish County Superior Court, Pro Tem Court Commissioner

Past Employment Positions

  • Troberg & St. Chair, Partner, 1994 - 1995
  • Braff & St. Clair, Partner, 1989 - 1994
  • Case & Jackson, Partner, 1987 - 1989
  • Ronald Ness & Associates, Associate Attorney, 1984 - 1985

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Advisory Board Member, Family Support Center