Mr. Strader was born in Newport Beach, California on April 12, 1976. He was raised in Corona del Mar and attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School before going to UCLA for his undergraduate degree in Political Science.
While at UCLA, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity where he served as an Executive Committee member for all four years. He also served on the Interfraternity Council as Director of Housing and was selected as a Justice on the Interfraternity Judicial Board. Patrick competed on the UCLA Speech & Debate Team and worked as a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Speech and Principles of Argumentation courses.
In 1998, Patrick graduated from UCLA and went on to attend the Santa Clara University School of Law where he was a Symposium Editor for the Computer and High Technology Law Journal. Patrick was the winner of the 1998 ABA Client Counseling Competition and competed at the Regional competition in Hawaii. During law school, Patrick coached the Santa Clara University Debate Team and worked at several Silicon Valley start-up companies including Webvan.com, Gator.com, Propel.com, and Buy.com. During a Summer break, Patrick went to Munich, Germany and took a course in International Intellectual Property with Donald Chisum while working for the firm of Viering, Jenstshura & Partner in their trademark department. Patrick competed on the SCU High Tech Moot Court Team at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court competition for two years and his team won the
Best Oral Argument award in 2000. Patrick graduated in 2001 with a Juris Doctorate as well as a Certificate in High Technology Law.
In 2001, Patrick was admitted to the State Bar of California and subsequently to all Federal Courts in California as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2002, Patrick began working at Clifford & Brown, P.C. in both the transaction and business and civil litigation departments. In 2002, Patrick was admitted pro hac vice in the Southern District of New York in order to represent a client in a trademark dispute venued there.
In July of 2004, Patrick left Clifford & Brown to form the Law Offices of Patrick B. Strader, PC in Irvine, California. In addition to his legal practice, Patrick became Vice President of Starpointe Ventures, a real estate development and consulting firm in Irvine, California, where he now serves as CEO.
In May of 2004, Patrick married Dana Brady, a classmate from SCU, now an attorney with the firm of Theordora Origngher Miller & Richman practicing in their Orange County office. They live in Irvine and both enjoy extensive travel. Patrick has attended boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and thoroughly enjoys cooking and sampling
foods from all over the world. In 2006, Patrick entered his first chili cook-off and took second place. Patrick is an avid golfer.
Patrick is a member of the American Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Association of America, the Orange County Bar Association and is an active participant in several area Chambers of Commerce. He is a graduate of the Leadership Bakersfield class of 2003 and the Leadership Tomorrow class of 2005. He is also a graduate of the Charter Class (see article here) of the NAIOP SoCal Young Professional Group and currently serves on the Alumni Board. In 2006, Patrick was selected by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) as a National Developing Leader in Real Estate.
Patrick currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce where he has Chaired the Legislative Affairs Committee and Government Affairs Committee, the Board of Governors of the Irvine Valley College Foundation as Secretary, and the Board of Directors of the Irvine Children’s Fund. Patrick also is a founding Board Member of the Irvine Community Land Trust.
- Land Use
- CEQA (California Enivornmental Quality Act)
- Acquisition, Disposition, and Due Diligence
- Affordable Housing