Patrick D. McVey,





Pat is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex litigation. The primary focus of his practice is commercial litigation including product liability, industrial fires and explosions, and antitrust matters. Pat has successfully represented clients in complex commercial, product liability and antitrust matters throughout the United States. He has served, and is continuing to serve, as National Counsel for a number of international and national product manufacturers of products including cranes, valves, electrical components and industrial process controls. Pat has significant experience in lawsuits involving fires and explosions that involve natural and propane gas, electrical components (including thermostats, motors, and compressors) and process control systems.

Pat has successfully defended a number of Japanese trading, manufacturing and fishing companies in cases involving the application of U.S. antitrust laws to foreign entities. He has also successfully defended foreign and domestic clients in criminal and administrative procedures initiated by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission and other federal agencies.

In addition to his trial work, Pat also counsels clients with respect to risk management programs directed towards reducing exposure to product liability, warranty and other product-related claims.

Pat served as Chairman and President of Riddell Williams from 2002 – 2005.

Prior to joining Riddell Williams in 1980, Pat served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald S. Voorhees, United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington from 1978 through 1980.

Pat is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and the American Bar Foundation and has been named one of Seattle’s Top Lawyers by Seattle Magazine, a Washington Super Lawyer®, has been selected as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers®, and has achieved the peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®.




Pat received his B.A. from the University of Washington, magna cum laude, in 1974 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1978.


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