Patrice Horstman was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1972, she moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University. After completion of her undergraduate degree, she attended law school at the University of Arizona and interned in Washington, D.C. for a subcommittee for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Patrice returned to Flagstaff in 1979, where she co-founded the law practice of Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & Tucker, P.C., focusing on 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, and community activities including:
Coconino County Bar Association, President
Northern Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association, President
University of Arizona College of Law Board of Visitors
Arizona Court of Appeals, Judge Pro Tem
Coconino County Center for the Arts Council, President
Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance Board
Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Advisory Board
LAUNCH Flagstaff Education Leadership Board
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.