Patrick R. Charest

Associate

Patrick R. Charest is an associate in the Salt Lake City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

Patrick was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Prior to attending the University of Toledo, Patrick served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Rosario, Argentina where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. Upon returning from Argentina, Patrick attended the police academy in Cincinnati, Ohio and was subsequently hired as a patrol officer in Sylvania Township, Ohio.

Between 2009-2019, Patrick worked as a police officer and K9 handler for the Sylvania Township Police Department with a focus on narcotics enforcement and DUI apprehension and prosecution. He worked with K-9 Speedy, who was a dual purpose K-9, certified in both narcotics detection and criminal patrol functions. Patrick has received certificates in crisis intervention, SFSTs, ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and the REID Interview Method. During his time as a police office, he has gained valuable experience reporting and investigating motor vehicle accidents, which allows him to quickly analyze the quality of many motor vehicle injury cases.

While working full-time as a police office, Patrick attended the University of Toledo College of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with certificates in both Criminal Law with Distinction and International Law. During his tenure at Toledo Law, he participated actively in moot court, attending the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and winning best oralist at the BFSU Wan Hui Da IP Moot Court Competition in Beijing, China. Patrick was an active member of the Toledo Law Review and received various academic achievements such as the Order of the Barrister and Order of the Coif.

During his study at Toledo Law, Patrick actively worked on cases for the Hispanic Community. He was one of the few Spanish Speaking lawyers in the area, helping Latino families navigate the juvenile court system and domestic relations court system in Toledo, Ohio.

Patrick is registered in the Utah State Bar and Ohio State Bar.

Publications

"Overcoming the Assured Clear Distance Defense in Trucking Cases," Daniel Michel, Esq., and Patrick Charest, Defiance, OH.

Certifications

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Certified Police Officer, 2008

Foreign Languages

Spanish

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Ohio
    • Utah
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Utah

Admissions

Utah

Ohio

United States District Court for the District of Utah

Associations

  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • Utah Association of Justice

Education

University of Toledo College of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2017

  • Law School ranking: 6th Full time, 1st Part-Time
  • WANHUIDA-BFSU China IP Moot Court Best Oralist
  • Order of the Barrister
  • Order of the Coif

University of Toledo

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, cum laude, 2011

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