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Patricia Joan Chvatal - Richland, WA

1111 Jadwin Avenue Richland, WA 99352

Updated: 06/23/2021

Richland Family Law Lawyer


Pat Chvatal is a graduate of Carroll College, Helena, Montana and Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington. She has been practicing law in Richland, Washington since 1976. At that time, she was one of the first women to practice law in the Tri -City area. Her practice area for the last thirty-six years has been in the area of family law dealing with child custody, litigation, complex property issues, and all other areas associated with family law...

About Patricia Joan Chvatal

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Family Law 100%


  • 80%


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Benton Franklin Counties Bar Association, 1977 - Present
  • Washington State Business and Professional Women
  • Washington State and Walla Walla County Cattleman’s Association
  • Washington State and Walla Walla County Farm Bureau
  • Board of Directors Tri-Cities Prep High School, 2014 - Present
  • Board of Trustees Carroll College, 2015 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Street Law, Tri-Cities Prep High School, 2014 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem for Benton and Franklin Counties, 2000 - Present

Past Positions

  • Bennett and Carroll, Associate Attorney, 1976 - 1979
  • Bennett, Carroll, and Chvatal, Partner, 1979 - 1980
  • Carroll, Chvatal, and Heye, Partner, 1980 - 1985
  • Heye and Chvatal, Partner, 1985 - 1990
  • Chvatal Law, 1990 - 2018
  • Chvatal King Law 2018-Present


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1976
  • Carroll College, Helena, Montana, 1972
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: History


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Office Information


1111 Jadwin Avenue Richland, WA 99352


  • 509-943-5620

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-5pm



  • Tri-City Herald People's Choice Award, Attorney of the Year 2021, Patricia J. Chvatal
  • Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society Albert J. Yencopal Award, 2008
  • Washington State Bar Association Local Hero Award, July of 2019
  • Tri-Cities Prep Founders' Award, May 2018
  • ALbert J Yencopal Award recognition of outstanding legal services for the Tri-Cities' community, December of 2008

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