About Patty


Patty and her kids

Patty has been a long-time volunteer for the Chinook Middle School PTSA including Co-President from 2003 - 2006. She won the "Golden Acorn" award for her volunteer service in 2006.

She moved to the Eastside nearly 20 years ago and raised her children, Emily and Michael, here. She has nearly 30 years’ experience as an attorney in municipal and private practice. She has represented individuals in employment discrimination cases and injured by texting, drunk or other negligent drivers. She is an advocate for open government, becoming well-versed in public records laws when working as a city attorney, an area she continues to practice in today. She has argued before the Minnesota Appellate and State Supreme Courts.

Patty has volunteered for numerous non-profits including Sacred Heart Social Concerns, Congregations for the Homeless, The Peace Alliance, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Virtue’s Children Nepal, Chrysalis Domestic Violence Center and the Minnesota International Health Volunteers. She was a frequent volunteer in the schools and earned the “Golden Acorn” for her service as Co-President of Chinook Middle School PTSA.  She is a current board member of the Anti-Defamation League Seattle and serves on its Civil Rights Committee.

Patty Kuderer grew up in Minnesota, got a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and practiced law as a City Attorney, prosecutor, and a personal injury/ employment discrimination lawyer. Patty lives in Bellevue.