I believe in being engaged in the legal community. I am an active member of the:
- Oregon State Bar
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Guardian of Social Justice, OTLA Leadership Academy 2021-2022, New Lawyer of the Year 2022
- American Association for Justice
- Oregon Women Lawyers
- Oregon Hispanic Bar Association
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Lewis & Clark Law School’s Mentor Program
I am a committee member or former member of:
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair Workers’ Compensation Section (OWCA), 2021-present
- Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Executive Committee (2021 Chair, member since 2017)
- Oregon State Bar Workers’ Compensation Access to Justice Subcommittee (2018-2020 Chair, member since 2012)
- Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Region 5 Delegate (2017-present)
- Oregon State Bar Public Service Advisory Committee (2017-2019)
- Multnomah Bar Association Continued Legal Education Committee (2016-2019)
Jovanna L. Patrick
As an attorney for over 10 years, I pride myself on empowering my clients. I help my clients understand the legal system and look for creative solutions to legal issues. I became an attorney to give a legal voice to people who may not otherwise have an avenue to vindicate a legal wrong. By helping make positive changes in the lives of my clients, we increase access to justice for all Oregonians.
I began working for the firm in 2007, and became a partner in 2019. My practice focuses primarily on workplace injuries. I also represent clients in automobile accidents, personal injuries, and legal malpractice. I am proficient in Spanish and represent many non-English speaking clients.
I graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark, cum laude, in 2010. I attended Lewis and Clark College as an undergraduate, graduating in 2005 with a BA in History and Communication, summa cum laude, and a minor in Latin American Studies. I received the Super Lawyers Rising Star Award, 2014-2022, and the 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. I am admitted to all courts in Oregon and routinely represent clients in state court, federal court, and before the Workers’ Compensation Board.
I am so proud to be one of the authors of the 2022 Injured Worker Protection Bill, HB 3148, which will increase protections to injured workers, making sure they keep more of their benefits so they can provide for their families as they rebuild their lives.
I have deep roots in Oregon, my great-grandparents traveling the Oregon Trail to settle in Eagle Creek. I live in the Portland area on a small farm with my husband and our animals.
I really appreciated Ms. Patrick’s patience, care, and compassion when I came to her with my mess of a case. Her time and attention made all the difference for me.
Ms. Patrick took such great care of my daughter this past year with her motor vehicle accident. I knew she was in capable hands and knowing that helped me and the whole family deal with the events.
Ms. Patrick helped me through the whole ordeal of a claim, and helped me to move on and finally have closure. She took care of my issue so quickly, and had full integrity to listen to me in what I needed from the situation and to help me achieve that goal. I think a very small margin of attorneys would have actually done that.
She was amazing in explaining and following through on a plan of action. would recommend her to anyone in need.