Patrick McBurneyPatrick McBurney has served the Tri-cities as an attorney for nearly 23 years. He has represented thousands of clients as a public defender, bankruptcy attorney and a family law attorney. He has managed complex legal cases such as DUIs, misdemeanors, bankruptcies, divorces, probates, child support issues. Most of the lawyers who now serve on the Court of Appeals either represented clients in big money litigation cases, or have worked as government lawyers in the Attorney General’s office. Patrick McBurney will bring a fresh, conservative voice to the bench.

Patrick has served as the past Chairman of the Benton County Republican Party from 2007 - 2012; as an Alternate-Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention; and as past President of The Republican Club. He is a member of the Richland Rotary Club and attends church weekly at Bethel Church in Richland, WA. He and his wife, Julie McBurney, have been married for 17 years, and are busy raising a teen age son (George McBurney) and their dog, "Angel."