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Patrick Hawthorne, Esq.


University of San Diego School of Law

J.D., 2015

University of California, San Diego

B.A., 2011

College National Scholars Honor Society

Patrick Hawthorne is a Partner at Ro & You LLP. He began his career at a large workers' compensation defense firm where he gained valuable experience defending workers' compensation carriers and self-insured employers. Mr. Hawthorne has knowledge in the following areas of workers compensation:

  • Healthcare industry employees

  • Covid-19 claims

  • General/Special Employment

  • Professional Employer Organizations

  • Professional Athletes

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Contribution/Reimbursement

  • Permanent Total Disability Claims

  • Expert Witness Cross-Examinations

Mr. Hawthorne has appeared at all WCAB locations in Southern California. He regularly attends industry conferences and provides educational seminars to clients and attorneys. In his free time, Mr. Hawthorne enjoys going to the beach with his family, playing guitar and listening to music, golfing, and watching sports.

Professional Background

Prior to joining RO & YOU LLP, Mr. Hawthorne was a Partner in the Orange County office of a statewide workers' compensation defense firm. He is a State Certified Legal Specialist in the area of Workers' Compensation Law.   


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