"Solutions are not always found in the law, but rather by focusing on the people we represent and their particular situation." — Patrick Melendy

Patrick S. Melendy

  • Partner, 2012






Patrick grew up in Independence, Oregon and came to Eugene when he started law school at the University of Oregon in the fall of 1993. Patrick earned his undergraduate degree in History from Western Oregon University.

Patrick and his wife Laurie bought their first home in Springfield in 1997 and have been here ever since. Patrick's practice initially took him to Cottage Grove where he was a partner in his own law firm for over ten years. In 2011, he had the opportunity to bring his practice home to Springfield and is excited to serve clients in his home community.

Professionally, Patrick's expertise focuses exclusively on family law, including mediation. With his work, Patrick is most passionate about helping others and educating them to understand a complex legal system.

When asked what he does best for his clients Patrick states, "In family law cases I am best at solving both the legal and social problems that are unique to these types of cases. Solutions are not always found in the law but rather by focusing on the people you represent and their particular situation."

Patrick is a member of both the Oregon State Bar and Lane County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and the Grand Ronde Tribal Court where he also serves as Chief Judge.

When not at work, Patrick can be seen volunteering with the Oregon Chapter of The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, where he serves on the board of directors. Patrick also serves on the State Family Law Executive Committee. For enjoyment, Patrick might be spotted playing drums with one of his bands, The Yard Dogs or The Garden Weasels, hiking and camping in the summer, watching Ducks football and spending time with his wife and kids.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Lane County Bar Association, Member


  • Recipient of the Lane County Bar Association Joseph M. Kosydar Professionalism Award