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Patrice M. Horstman

Patrice Horstman was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent the first 18 years swimming and canoeing in the lakes and rivers of Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the winter she traded her water gear for snow skis and spent most weekends skiing the rolling dairy hills of the Midwest. 

After high school, Patrice traveled through Flagstaff, Arizona where she immediately fell in love with the San Francisco Peaks and moved to Flagstaff in 1972 where she attended college at Northern Arizona University.  This started an immersion into the Flagstaff mountain community, which included hiking and river running opportunities and a lifelong commitment  to preserving and protecting the San Francisco Peaks, the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River and other public lands and rivers in the West.

After graduating from NAU, Patrice joined the Morris Udall presidential campaign and became a field organizer traveling across the United States and setting up campaign offices.  She later attended law school at the University of Arizona and interned in Washington, D.C. for a subcommittee for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. 

She returned to Flagstaff in 1979, where she co-founded the law practice of Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, P.C.  Patrice’s practice has emphasized Indian law, education law, employment law, municipal law, non-profit law, and healthcare law. Throughout her over 45-year residency in Flagstaff, she has been active in numerous non-profit organizations, state and local boards and commissions, community activities and political campaigns.  This has included serving in past leadership positions including President of Coconino County Bar Association; President of Northern Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association; University of Arizona College of Law Board of Visitors; Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals; President of Coconino County Center for the Arts, and Democratic Party National Delegate in 1976 and 2016.  She currently serves as a Board member on the Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance, Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Advisory Board, LAUNCH Flagstaff Education Leadership Board, and Paw Placement of Northern Arizona Advisory Board.

Patrice’s professional accomplishments and extensive community involvement have earned her various awards and recognitions. Most recently she was awarded the Arizona School Board Association’s John McDonald Award for outstanding service to Arizona’s public schools and The Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts’ Woman of Distinction.  



email:  pmh@h2m2law.com


Areas of Expertise

  • Education Law

  • Employment Law

  • Tribal and Federal Indian Law

  • Healthcare Law

  • Municipal Law

  • Workplace and Governing Board Training

  • Special Education Law

  • Constitutional Law

  • Non-Profit Law


  • J.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1979

  • B.A., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1976

Bar Admission

  • U.S. Supreme Court (2017)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1980)

  • Hopi Tribal Court (1980)

  • Navajo Nation Tribal Court (1980)

  • Arizona Courts (1979)

  • U.S. District Court (1979)

About Patrice

  • Enjoys skiing, river running and hiking

  • Avid traveler and dedicated dog walker

  • Arizona Diamondbacks Super Fan

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • Grand Canyon Association

  • Planned Parenthood of Northern and Central Arizona

  • The Museum of Northern Arizona

  • United Way of Northern Arizona

  • Girl Scout Troop leader for Flagstaff Troop Pearl

  • Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

  • Friends of Lowell Observatory

  • Save our Schools

  • Flagstaff Arboretum

  • Paw Placement of Northern Arizona, Advisory Board

  • LAUNCH, Flagstaff Leadership Board

  • Arizona Town Hall, Participate 110th AZ Town Hall

  • Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, Advisor Board Member

  • Flagstaff Downtown Business Member Alliance, Board Member