About Patrick J. Flaherty
Patrick J. Flaherty was born and raised in Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree and later his law degree from the University of Oregon. Before being elected in 2010 as the District Attorney for Deschutes County he practiced in Lincoln County D.A.'s office, Deschutes County D.A.'s office and in private practice in Bend. He has devoted himself to criminal justice and the prosecution function for 22 years.
Patrick J. Flaherty is a highly-respected trial attorney. He has successfully prosecuted two "no body" murder cases, in addition to many other serious matters.
Additionally, Patrick J. Flaherty is a strong advocate for specialty courts such as Deschutes County's Family Drug Court, Mental Health Court and Domestic Violence Program. He has called for the creation of a Veterans Court program to better serve our nation's veterans who get involved in the criminal justice system.