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Attorney J. Patrick Aylward

Patrick J. Aylward

Of Counsel

Practicing Since 1976

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business and Real Estate Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Water Law (Washington state)


J. Patrick Aylward joined Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward in 1976.  He was born in Walla Walla, Washington in 1951.


  • Snow skiing
  • Racing sports cars (SCCA & ICSCC)
  • Teaching high performance driving for BMW and PCA clubs
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Flying (commercial, multi-engine, instrument)
  • Hiking
  • Golf - poorly and infrequently



  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1976
  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • NW Institute for Dispute Resolution, Basic Civil Mediation - 2017
  • Stanford University
    • B.A. - 1973

Bar Admission

  • Washington, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1987

Published Works

  • Chapter Editor - WSBA Property Deskbook
  • J. Patrick Aylward, Land Use Impact on Transactions and Documentation, The ACREL Papers, Am.C.REAL.Est.LAW (Spring 1999)
  • J. Patrick Aylward, A Review of Options and Rights of First Refusal, WSBA REAL.PROP.PROB.&TR. SECTION (Mid-year, 1997), Seminar #737 at Ch. 19
  • J. Patrick Aylward, the 1996 Legislative Session, Wash. State Bar News (May 1996), Vol. 50, No. 5 at 33-36.
  • J. Patrick Aylward and Michael D. Meyers, Easements and Easement Related Issues From the Grantor’s and Grantee’s Perspective, WSBA REAL.PROP.PROB.&TR. SECTION (Mid-year, 1993), Seminar #337 at Ch. 20
  • J. Patrick Aylward, Non-Consensual Easements, WSBA REAL.PROP.PROB.&TR. SECTION (1989), Vol. 1 at Ch. 8


  • Washington State Bar Association President’s Award Recipient (1996)
  • Recognized by Washington Law & Politics Magazine as a Washington Super Lawyer (2008-2019)
  • Recognized by Washington CEO Magazine as one of Washington’s Top Real Estate Transactions & Eminent Domain Attorneys (March 2006)
  • Elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 1997

Classes & Seminars

  • 2007 CLE: Land Use in Eastern Washington; Large Residential Development
  • 2002 APMW/LPO Seminar: Public Offering Statements and Condominium Resale Certificates
  • 1999 CLE: American College of Real Estate Lawyers: Land Use Impacts on Transactions and Documentation
  • 1997 CLE: APMW, LPO, and CLE Seminar: The Model Toxics Control Act (State Superfund) and How It Affects Properties (Primarily Commercial Properties)
  • 1997 CLE: WSBA Real Property Probate & Trust Section Mid-Year Meeting: Options and Rights of First Refusal
  • 1997 CLE: APMW/CLE Seminar: The New Real Estate Agency Legislation
  • 1995 CLE: Chelan/Douglas County Bar: Land Use Regulation Changes
  • 1995 CLE: Chelan/Douglas County Bar: § 1031 Exchanges
  • 1995 Wenatchee Association of Realtors: New Forms and Laws
  • 1993 CLE: Washington State Bar Association Real Property Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year Meeting: Easements and Easement-Related Issues from the Grantor’s and Grantee’s Perspective
  • 1992 CLE: APMW/LPO Seminar: Escrow Instructions, LPO Forms, LPB and LPO Liability
  • 1991 CLE: APMW, LPO, and CLE Seminar: Real Property Law Update
  • 1991 CLE: APMW, LPO, and CLE Seminar: Real Estate Hotspots
  • 1990 CLE: Chelan/Douglas Bar: Real Estate Hotspots
  • 1989 CLE: Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year Meeting: Prescriptive Easements/Ways of Necessity/Implied Easements/Lost Grant
  • 1987 CLE: Limited Practice Board: Questions, Concerns and Facts of Admission to Practice Rule 12
  • 1983 CLE: Chelan/Douglas/Ferry/Okanogan County Bar: Legal Malpractice Pitfalls in Your Real Estate Practice

Pro-Bono Activities

  • BMW Club - Puget Sound
  • Exchange Club of Wenatchee (President 2000-2001)
  • Good Grief Center Board Member (2002-2005)
  • Porsche Club of America – Pacific Northwest Region
  • Wellness Place Board Member
  • Wenatchee Golf and Country Club

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association, President, 1990 to 1991
  • WSBA Legislative Committee, Chairman , 1994 to 1995
  • WSBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Executive Counsel, 1991 to 1993
  • WSBA Land Use and Environmental Section, Member
  • Pacific Real Estate Institute
  • Washington State Limited Practice Board , 1985 to 1990