Water Law

Email: jpatrick@youngwooldridge.com


Jeff PatrickJeffrey J. Patrick is a member of the firm’s Water and Special Districts department. Jeff’s practice focuses on advising our public agency clients on a wide range of transactional and litigation issues in areas such as public contracting and prevailing wage, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, Proposition 218 rate and assessment setting, board elections, real property acquisitions and eminent domain, the California Environmental Quality Act, special district formation and LAFCo procedures and compliance.

Jeff advises private clients on litigation and transactional issues regarding real property sales and acquisitions (including eminent domain defense), private contracting, and water rights, use and regulatory compliance.

Jeff was born and raised in Bakersfield. He attended Stockdale High School and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in English. Jeff earned his law degree from the Univeristy of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he graduated top of his class and was inducted into the Order of the Coif and and the Traynor Honor Society. While at McGeorge, Jeff served as an extern in the Division of Public Rights (Environmental, Land and Natural Resources Sections) of the California Attorney General’s Office.

Education:

    • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with Great Distinction, 2012
    • B.A.,  English, cum laude, California Polytechnic State University, 2009

Admitted:

    • California State Bar, 2012

Honors, Awards & Achievements:

    • Order of the Coif
    • Traynor Honor Society
    • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility, Property Law, Evidence and Bankruptcy
    • American Bankruptcy Medal of Excellence

Community Involvement:

  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bakersfield Member, 2013-2014