Patricia Taraday began her legal career in 1998 and has limited her focus to assisting municipal clients. Patricia serves as a city attorney for the cities of Maple Valley and Edmonds, advising her clients in both the city manager form of government and strong mayor form of government. While regularly meeting with staff to advise on various legal issues, Patricia also attends city council meetings. She assists her municipal clients with compliance with the public records and open public meeting laws, and provides regular training to both city staff and city councils on both public records and open public meetings act compliance. Patricia drafts ordinances and resolutions concerning a variety of legal issues, including first amendment freedom of expression and assembly. She also assists her municipal clients in coming up with creative and effective solutions to code enforcement issues. While primarily focusing on civil matters for municipal clients, Patricia has also litigated misdemeanor jury trials, bench trials, pre-trial hearings and contested hearings.

Education

  • Seattle University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • University of Washington B.A.,1995

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1999

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Washington State Bar Association