Patrick pRATT

​Patrick Pratt is our Legal Assistant and Business Manager. He also serves as a Paralegal for the firm.

Before joining us, Patrick was the Program Manager of the Colorado Manufacturing Initiative, a program of the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry. There he was responsible for working with manufacturers and related businesses to foster a robust manufacturing sector in Colorado. Patrick built relationships among manufacturers through programming and education. He also advocated for policy conducive to manufacturing at the state and federal levels.

Before that, Patrick spent three and a half years at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce – more than one year as the Director of Public Policy. He was responsible for the organization’s education and advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels and was the staff coordinator for the Legislative Action Committee, Business Leaders for Responsible Government, and Science Technology Engineering & Math Education Coalition.

Patrick also served as secretary to the chamber’s board of directors.

Prior to his work at the South Metro Denver Chamber, Patrick worked for three years in the city manager’s office at the city of Centennial, CO. He managed the city’s youth commission, provided support to the communications and events team, and worked on special projects for the city manager.

In 2007, Patrick was elected to serve on the home rule charter commission for the City of Centennial. The group of 21 elected community members drafted the “constitution” for the city of 100,000 residents.

Patrick holds a B.A. in international studies from the University of Colorado Denver.

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Gerald D. Pratt, P.C. Profile

Gerald D. Pratt

​Mr. Pratt has been a trial attorney since 1981, when he was first admitted to practice in Colorado. Over the last thirty-nine years he has served as lead counsel in a wide variety of cases, including professional liability, products liability, personal injury, insurance bad faith, construction claims, insurance defense, and criminal defense. 

In addition, he has devoted a significant portion of his practice to the study of legal ethics, advising other attorneys on ethics issues, and representing attorneys in professional disciplinary matters. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Bar Association since 1984, and chaired that committee in 2002-2003. As part of his work on the Ethics Committee he has served on numerous subcommittees charged with drafting formal opinions, including Opinion 71 (Ex Parte Communications with Treating Physicians - 1985), Opinion 73 (Contact with Insurance Adjuster - 1986); Opinion 77 (Participation with Medical-Legal Consulting Firm – 1988), Opinion 86 (Use of Subpoenas in Civil Actions - 1990), Opinion 103 (Propriety of Compensating a Non-expert Witness in a Civil Action – 1998), Opinion 112 (Surreptitious Recording of Conversations or Statements – 2003), and Opinion 126 (Ethical Use of Social Media – 2015). He also has served on the CBA Lawyers’ Professional Liability Committee since 2001 and has chaired that committee from September 2010 to the present.

Mr. Pratt has accepted pro bono assignments representing indigent clients through the Metropolitan Volunteer Lawyers (formerly Thursday Night Bar program) since 1982.

Awards and Recognition:

2016 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year -- Denver Bar Association

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Classes Presented by Gerald Pratt:

- Wealth Counsel: Colorado Forum, "Ethical Considerations Regarding Bonuses to Law Firm's Nonlawyer Staff," September 15, 2016

- Employees of the Corporate Law Department -- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, "Ethical Use of the Internet," November 21, 2014

- Colorado Bar Association, "Working with Clients with Diminished Capacity," June 26, 2014

- Arapahoe County Bar Association, "Domestic Violence," March 22, 2013

- CLE in Colorado, Inc., "The Smoking Gun, The Compromised Computer, and Other Ethics Issues Involved in Procuring Evidence," December 28, 2012