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Patrick N. Bergt

Patrick N. Bergt

Of Counsel
Anchorage, Alaska

Patrick attended the universities of Oregon and Southern Oregon where he studied criminal justice and played football for the University of Oregon Ducks. Patrick worked for Senator Frank Murkowski and helped coach high school sports before attending law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

After almost 10 years outside, in 2010, Patrick returned to Alaska and accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney. During his time with the State of Alaska, Patrick prosecuted a variety of matters including violent crime, drug crime, white collar crime, and property crime. Patrick also managed rural caseloads for Saint Paul and Whittier. As a prosecutor, Patrick tried more than 20 cases to verdict.

In 2013, Patrick went into private practice with the Law Office of Brent R. Cole, P.C. There, Patrick worked for big game guides, pilots, commercial fishermen, sport fishermen, and businesses in a variety of matters unique to Alaskans. Patrick's practice allowed him to travel across the state and represent clients in fish and game defense, licensing actions before the Big Game Commercial Services Board, civil litigation, and FAA administrative actions before the NTSB.

Patrick joined Guess & Rudd P.C. in 2017. Patrick's current practice focuses primarily on white-collar criminal defense, criminal defense, and insurance defense including personal injury, property damage, professional malpractice and employment law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • Alaska, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 2010


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List; Jeffersonian Scholarship Recipient
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
    • B.S. cum laude
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for excellence in the field of Criminal Law, 2016 - 2017
  • Expert Network, Distinguished Professional
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Alaska, Department of Law , Assistant District Attorney, 2010 - 2013
  • Law Office of Brent R. Cole, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2013 - 2017