Patrick Angel is committed to upholding what is right and seeking justice for those
who cannot do it for themselves. That is why after he graduated from high
school in his hometown of Bossier City, Louisiana, he enlisted in the
Marine Corps. Quickly rising through the enlisted ranks at
Camp Pendleton in California, he was a respected Sergeant when the Gulf War broke out
in August of 1990. His dedication and determination steeled him for the
hardships ahead when his infantry battalian arrived in the Persian Gulf
and his unit became part of the Marine Corps’ prestigious Task Force
Ripper, serving as the vanguard for
offensive combat operations of the First Marine Division.
Six years later, after being honorably discharged from the military, Patrick
knew there was more to accomplish. He was accepted to the University of
California at Berkeley, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in
English. Having decided on a legal career he then attended
Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he revealed his instincts and talents for courtroom
excellence by winning the honor of
Best Oral Advocate during the first year Moot Court Competition.
Patrick was one of just a few law students certified to try criminal cases
for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. By 2001, he
had tried numerous criminal cases to jury verdicts, earning several impressive wins.
When his time spent interning at the District Attorney’s office as
a law student had come to an end, Patrick listened to his initial calling
and decided to turn his focus exclusively to civil injury litigation representing
those who had been injured, exploited or killed by others. Each year,
Angel Law only accepts a small number of cases, treating each one with
the importance each client deserves. It is on these respectable merits
and personal commitment that he founded the injury litigation firm
Angel Law, P.C.
Over the course of his career, Patrick’s dedication to his clients
and his unflagging pursuit of excellence in practice have earned him numerous
accolades, such as membership in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial
Lawyers, the “Superb” score on Avvo, and the prestigious Super
Lawyers rating, available to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state.
Patrick was recently inducted into the Nation’s Top One Percent
group of the NDAC and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum.
Attorney Patrick Angel has never strayed from his beliefs and continues
to follow what he believes to be the absolute best set of practices for
the people who require his representation. In recent years, he has fought
for the rights of his clients in
personal injury cases both numerous and complex, from
asbestos exposure lawsuits and
wrongful death cases to
car accident cases and
premises liability cases. Logging hundreds of hours in depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials,
Patrick’s own experience with all aspects of a client’s case
– from initial preparations to the courtroom proceedings –
cannot be contested.
Patrick is an active member of the
Oregon State Bar and formerly served on the Executive Committee of the Products Liability
Section, Attorney Angel remains committed to protecting the innocent by
alerting consumers about
dangerous or recalled products. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Multnomah County
Bar Association, where he currently serves on the Multnomah County Court
Liaison Committee, and the American Association for Justice. He has been
an active member of the
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) for fifteen years. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts
of Oregon, including the Oregon Court of Appeals and the (Federal) U.S.
District Court for the District of Oregon, and has appeared in several of them.
From Medford to Portland to Bend, The Dalles and even La Grande, Patrick
has fought for the exploited and injured all over Oregon State. If someone
needs an Angel on their side, you can bet he will be there and offering
the utmost in client services and bringing impressive legal talents with him.
When he’s not fighting for clients, Patrick enjoys backpacking and
camping, reading, cheering for the Cal Bears, eating traditional Louisiana
cuisine, and growing heirloom tomatoes – no easy task in the Northwest!
More than anything, though, he enjoys spending quality time with
his wife Amy and his eleven year old daughter.
"True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines.
We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own amusement. There
is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth
out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other
men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life
of men in a peaceful state." - John W. Davis, Address at 75th Anniversary Proceedings of the Association
of the Bar of the City of New York (March 16, 1946).
Friends of Angel Law, P.C.