"I felt about Patrick the way Apsley Cherry-Garrard felt about Shackleton: 'If I'm in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time.'"
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law:
Stephen F. Jamison Prize for Scholarship and Advocacy
Academic awards in Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, Appellate Advocacy, and Criminal Law
Student Advisor to Berkeley Law's Academic Disqualification Appeals Committee
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert
University of Idaho:
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy & Writing
CLASS Distinguished Graduating Senior
PATRICK BAGEANT, who has provided legal counsel across the country, believes in managing lawsuits by "knowing how to distinguish what is important from what is merely interesting."
Bageant has tried cases to federal juries, arbitrators, and the United States International Trade Commission. He has expertise in business and intellectual property disputes, notable among them defending the world's largest online retailer in a nine-figure trademark infringement case, recovering a seven-figure settlement from an investment advisory firm that had placed his clients' retirement accounts into a Ponzi scheme, and representing a commercial satellite manufacturer at a three-week jury trial for patent infringement and theft of trade secrets. Bageant is also the architect of offensive patent litigation strategies for large companies, allowing them to deploy litigation against specific competitors on short notice in the event a lawsuit is filed against them.
Before starting his legal practice, Bageant was a municipal firefighter, Advanced EMT, and helicopter rappeller with the United States Forest Service, where he fought wildfires and participated in rescue missions across the western United States. Bageant received three Commendations for Merit for his leadership in emergencies including rescuing four people trapped in an underwater van, delivering life-saving medical care to three victims of a backcountry plane crash, and leading the team first-on-scene to a quadruple-fatality helicopter crash.
Outside of the office, Bageant is an enthusiastic guitar player, woodworker, archery hunter, and student of politics, economics, and United States history. For at least a portion of each day on any week you are likely to find him and his bird dog Tig somewhere between five feet and file miles past the end of a dirt road in Idaho’s portion of the west’s upper great basin. Named one of the Treasure Valley's "Accomplished Under 40," Patrick Bageant serves on various boards, including Conservation Voters for Idaho, the Redside Foundation, the Treasure Valley Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dogs Association, and the University of Idaho's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences' Advisory Council. He also serves as a confidential advisor to public servants and political candidates in Idaho, Washington, and California. In 2016, Bageant received the Washington State Bar's Pro Bono Publico award for his dedication to providing free legal services to indigent and disadvantaged persons.