Patricia P. Hollenbeck

Immediate Past President


Duane Morris LLP

Patricia Hollenbeck

Patricia P. Hollenbeck


Patricia P. Hollenbeck represents her clients in a broad range of business matters before state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. She is also a Commercial Arbitrator for the AAA (American Arbitration Association), as well as a mediator. She has tried civil jury and bench trials, and has arbitrated over 100 cases to award. Areas of focus include contract claims; trade secrets; partnership and corporate dissolution; joint ventures, and other business issues; franchise litigation; consumer claims; invasion of privacy (CIPA); and injunctive relief (TROs and injunctions).

Ms. Hollenbeck is active in the San Diego legal community. In addition to the San Diego Inn of Court, she is on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Federal Bar Foundation, a Master in the American Inns of Court (Louis M. Welsh Inn), where she also serves on the Executive Committee, and an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She is a former President of Lawyers Club of San Diego, and has served on many boards, including the San Diego County Bar Association, the Downtown San Diego Partnership, the Tom Homann Law Association Foundation, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego. Ms. Hollenbeck has served as a Workshop Leader for the San Diego Inn of Court and has also served as the Program Chair for the Evidence and Trial Programs. She is currently the Inn’s President.


  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Stanford University, A.B., 1981


  • California
  • Colorado
  • United States District Court, Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; District of Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • San Diego Super Lawyers 2011-present (Business Litigation); multiple selections to Top 50 Lawyers and Top 25 Women Lawyers
  • Duane Morris Cheryl Blackwell Bryson Leadership Award, 2013
  • Friend of the Community Award, Tom Homann Law Association, 2017
  • San Diego Business Journal Women of Influence, 50 Over 50, 2023
  • San Diego Business Journal SD500: The Most Influential People in San Diego, 2021
  • San Diego Business Journal Business Women of the Year Award Finalist, 2018
  • San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyers

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