Law School/Year: University of Colorado School of Law, 1984
College/Year: Stanford University, A.B., 1981
California; Colorado; U.S. District Courts: Southern, Northern, Central, Eastern; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Patricia P. Hollenbeck is a trial lawyer who represents clients in a broad range of matters before state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums. Hollenbeck's practice focuses primarily on business litigation in a number of sectors including franchise, financial services, product manufacturing and technology. Her experience, as well as her ability to effectively manage and staff cases, has led to her retention by companies across a broad variety of industries. Hollenbeck's trial practice includes the following subject matters: trademark, copyright, trade dress, unfair competition, class actions, products liability and UCC, technology licensing, education, construction, FDA compliance, lending and software. She has been involved in numerous trials in state and federal courts in front of both juries and judges. She prides herself on her strategic decision-making for litigation, and her clients routinely compliment her for her sensitive and detailed "front end" analysis of risk and expense as compared to expected outcome.
Hollenbeck is chair of the general civil litigation section for the San Diego County Bar Association, after serving as vice-chair in 2010. She is on the board of directors for Lawyers Club of San Diego (chair, judicial endorsements committee; co-chair, membership committee; co-chair, golf tournament 2011). In 2010, Hollenbeck was appointed to a three-year term on the State Bar of California Franchise Law Committee. She also serves on the steering committee of the Duane Morris Women's Initiative.
Hollenbeck was profiled in "Women Who Court Success," Franchise Times, June/July 2002, and is the author of "Treatment of Spoliation of Evidence Issues and Excessive Verdict and Punitive Damage Issues in California," published in the American Law Firm Compendium, "Legal Malpractice: The Ever Darkening Cloud of Lawyer Liability," which was published in the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, and "Networking Strategies; Having Fun With Networking," San Diego Lawyer, The Journal of the San Diego County Bar Association May/June 2011.