Chandler, Falconer, Munson & Cacciola, LLP

Attorneys at Law

Patrick W. Munson


Patrick joined the firm in 2011 and has been a partner since 2018.  His practice includes a diverse array of private and public clients, focusing primarily on issues related to oil and gas development, election and campaign law, and representing employers in complex labor and employment matters.  He has spent much of his career representing affected landowners in dealings with oil and gas companies that are seeking access to or operating on privately-owned and public lands.  Patrick has also represented candidates for public office at every level of government, including municipal assemblies, Alaska state House and Senate, and United States Senate and Congressional candidates.  These efforts include pre-election representation regarding campaign finance, communication and coordination with other entities, and general strategy, as well as post-election ballot review and election challenges all the way to Alaska’s Supreme Court.  In addition, Patrick supervises the firm’s labor and employment practice and regularly counsels private and public clients on particularly challenging issues related to allegations of discrimination, medical and disability accommodations, and negotiations with labor organizations.  An experienced municipal attorney as well, Patrick regularly advises city councils, borough assemblies, and municipal officials on the “business” of running a local government, including personnel matters, port and harbor operations, election disputes, municipal taxation, planning and zoning, and utility operations.

Never one to pass up a challenging legal issue, Patrick takes pride in working with clients to answer whatever difficult and unique questions arise.  His newest challenge is spearheading the firm’s growing reach to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, where Patrick lives with his wife, kids, and too many dogs.




J.D. Vermont Law School, 2010 (magna cum laude)
Senior editor, Vermont Law Review
Winner of 2009 Vermont Law Review Note Competition
Master of Environmental Law & Policy, Vermont Law School 2010 (magna cum laude)

B.A. Washington and Lee University, 2005 (magna cum laude)  

Practice Areas

  • Elections and campaign finance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Natural resources
  • Municipal
  • Commercial litigation and transactions



  • Alaska
  • Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska
  • Vermont (inactive)