Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel


Patricia J. Cote

Patricia Cote

Focus of Practice
Workers' Compensation Defense

Bar Admissions
California, 1989

J.D., University of San Diego, 1981

B.A., UCLA, 1981

 Professional and Civic Involvement:
State Bar of California

Patricia is an experienced attorney who joined Parker Kern Nard & Wenzel in January 2018.  Prior to joining PKNW, Patricia was a senior associate at Hanna Brophy. She also worked for 25 years with State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF). She rose to the level of Staff Counsel III, handling both state and policy cases, defending multi-issue and politically sensitive cases involving serious &willful clams as well as allegations of 132a violations. Patricia has trained new attorneys and claims adjusters.

Patricia received her Bachelor's degree from UCLA in 1981 and her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1983. While in law school, Patricia worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Trial Attorney Division and also for the Immigration and Naturalization Office in the Trial Attorney Division.

Patricia grew up in the Central Valley of California. She speaks Spanish and has worked in the agriculture industry, packing fruit during her high school summers. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy while at UCLA and also was a Washington D.C. intern at the Equal Justice Foundation.