Judge Patrick, who resides in Gunnison, Colorado, was appointed as Gunnison District Judge in January, 1993. Previously he served as Gunnison County Judge and Municipal Judge for Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.
As a district judge, he handles criminal, civil cases over $15,000, probate, juvenile, mental health and domestic relations. He is also the water judge for division 4.