About Our Attorneys
Santa Rosa Office
90 South E Street, Suite 300
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Patrick G. Grattan
Patrick Grattan is the senior attorney in the Geary firm’s family law division and is a very experienced trial lawyer. Pat is a past president of the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association and a past director of the Sonoma County Bar Association. He is an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and currently chairs the Sonoma County Family Law Steering Committee. He is also a frequent panelist at family lawyer education programs.
Aside from his courtroom experience, Pat considers his greatest strength to be his ability to listen carefully to his clients and to work closely with them to achieve a result that permits them to move on with their lives in a way that is financially healthy and emotionally healthy. He also places great value on client confidentiality.
In every case he handles, Pat’s initial goal is to obtain a resolution without litigation. For the most part, this means using a mediator or working with opposing counsel in a collaborative manner. Litigation is always an option, but it is an expensive option and is to be avoided unless the opposing party unreasonably refuses to settle on reasonable terms.
Pat’s main interests outside the law are his family, wood-working, vegetable gardening and hiking.
Professional Affiliations and Admissions
Member, State Bar of California
Member, Sonoma County Bar Association
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Member, Bar of the United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California and District of Nevada
UCLA School of Law - Juris Doctor, 1973
University of California, Davis - Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1970
Family Law and Marital Dissolution