J Patrick Diener
JP. has been an experienced litigator since 2005, representing businesses across a wide array of industries in contractual, corporate, employment and real estate disputes, as well as matters of regulatory compliance. In addition to business litigation, he has substantial experience in trust and estate disputes (TEDRA), representing personal representatives and trustees against all manner of claims and ensuring that directives expressed in wills and trusts are properly carried out. On top of his extensive litigation practice, JP. also enjoys crafting arguments at the appellate level, having argued multiple cases in front of the Washington Court of Appeals and the Idaho Supreme Court.
JP. thrives in the courtroom and prides himself on his ability to relay his clients’ stories to judges and juries in ways that are easily understood and incredibly persuasive. He knows that every issue his clients bring to him is important to them, and he treats every case with the utmost sincerity and care from start to finish. With that in mind, JP. is always straightforward and candid with his clients and offers strategies that are most likely to bring a successful resolution. He is also an excellent negotiator, having successfully resolved numerous contentious disputes outside the courtroom for the benefit of his clients.
Prior joining Beresford Booth, JP. was a shareholder at a Spokane law firm where he served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He received his education from the University of Idaho, graduating magna cum laude from the College of Law.
Outside of work, JP. is an avid reader, an aspiring author, a wine enthusiast and an improv comedy performer. Above all else, he loves spending time with his family.
- United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
- University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Idaho, B.S., Journalism/Mass Communication, cum laude
- Washington State Bar Association
- Idaho State Bar Association
- Spokane County Bar Association