Patrick Grattan, Esq. Joins Law School Faculty
May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019
Santa Rosa, CA—Patrick Grattan, senior attorney in the Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell firm’s family law division and an experienced trial lawyer, has joined the faculty of Empire College School of Law as a Professor of Community Property.
Mr. Grattan 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. Mr. Grattan is also a frequent panelist at family lawyer education programs.
Founded in 1973, Empire College School of Law has consistently achieved a high cumulative Bar Exam pass rate and has received numerous awards in the statewide Moot Court Competition. Its alumni comprise approximately 25 percent of the Sonoma County Bar and include 13 members of the California judiciary in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Lassen, Merced, and Calaveras Counties. Empire has small sections and class sizes that encourage a strong sense of community, accomplished faculty who are practicing attorneys or judges, and an array of clinical education opportunities for students to acquire practical experience applying the law and working with clients.
For additional information on Empire College or the School of Law, call (707) 546-4000 or visit law.empcol.edu.
One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.„
“ Empire Law School provided the instruction, guidance, and motivation that I needed to pass the California State Bar Examination on the first try, despite the rigors of managing a full-time career and family commitments in parallel. I would absolutely recommend Empire Law School to anyone looking for relevant and masterful instruction in the subjects of law. „
By assisting clients at the Self-Help Access Center, students learn about law, human nature, society and challenges people face on a daily basis.„
Empire is perfect for individuals seeking a practical, cost-effective legal education taught by committed practitioners. Empire enabled me to grow and learn through experiences with the Superior Court’s Office and the District Attorney’s office as a student and then launch into a rewarding career serving as General Counsel for American Home Shield >Corporation, The ServiceMaster Franchise Group, Graham Packaging Company, and currently, Evergreen Packaging.„
Walking across the graduation stage already employed with a full-time job was very gratifying.„
I had a lot of friends go through Empire who had a great experience. If you want a solid IT foundation to get out in the workforce, it’s the place to be.„