He is a past president of the South Dakota State Bar Association, is State Chair and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel as well as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He has been a member of the Governor's Task Force on Trust Administration and Reform & Administration since its inception in 1997. In addition to his directorship on the inaugural board for the South Dakota Trust Association, Pat serves as President of the South Dakota Bar Foundation and is a director on several other non-profit boards.
Pat has been recognized by his annual selection to the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business and Super Lawyers in several practice categories. Pat especially enjoys the connection to the Black Hills & the Mount Rushmore National Memorial provided by his lifetime membership in the Mount Rushmore Society.