Meet the Team


Patricia Louise Nelson

She founded her solo law practice in October, 2006.  Before that she was with the Merrill O’Sullivan, LLP law firm for nearly 12 years, including 7 years as a partner in that firm.     
Before moving to Bend, Oregon, in 1995, Patricia graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 1993.  She then clerked for the Honorable Judge Edward Leavy of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon.  Since graduating from law school she has served as a board member and the president of Oregon Women Lawyers, a founding board member and president of Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation, a board member and the president of Growing Tree Children Center, a founding member of Cascade Women Lawyers, president of the Deschutes County Bar Association, as a board member and president of ConnectW (formerly the Network of Entrepreneurial Women), a board member of the Spiritual Awareness Community of the Cascades.  She is a graduate of Leadership Bend. 
In the spring of 2014, she completed a ministerial training course and was ordained as a Minister of Walking Prayer.  She brings her spiritual walk actively into her law practice.



Kerry Duncan

Secretary and billing guru.



Patrick Heatherman

Patrick Forrest Heatherman is a native Oregonian. In fact, he is a native of Bend.  He chose to leave high school as a junior at age 17.  He very quickly completed his GED and began classes at Central Oregon Community College before he would have completed his junior year in high school.

At Two Spruce Law he is a paralegal trainee and the IT administrator.  He is knowledgeable, quick, insightful and detail oriented.  He has a wonderful sense of humor.

For fun he loves to work on his Red Jeep Wrangler and hike.  He is passionate about photography.