Tom Patton, JD is a retired seasoned litigator with over 25 years of experience conducting jury trials and appeals. Mr. Patton graduated from Sonoma State University in 1983. After several years in the US Air Force as a C-130 Navigator, Mr. Patton attended law school at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1996. Mr. Patton received “Best Oralist” honors in the Appellate Advocacy Competition, and was also awarded an Aviation Law Research Fellowship. He also had legal internships at a large Portland law firm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office.
Following law school, Mr. Patton worked as a Deputy District Attorney, and as an Assistant Attorney General. He handled a wide variety of civil and criminal trials and appeals in state and federal courts and developed a reputation as a highly successful trial and appellate attorney.
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Mr. Patton has trial experience working for two prestigious Northwest law firms and was also Corporate Counsel for a large, nation-wide trucking company with over 1200 employees. He has handled a large number of litigated cases, from investigation to trial, in diverse areas of product liability, construction defect, various personal injury claims, and other civil cases. He has tried over 100 cases and tried cases in Oregon and Washington. After gaining extensive litigation experience in trucking, auto, and other insurance cases, Mr. Patton decided to put that experience to work for accident victims.
Mr. Patton is a retired member of the Oregon Air National Guard. He retired from the Oregon Air National Guard on April 1, 2016, after 30 years of service to our country. He retired as a Colonel and a decorated veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. He was awarded the Air Force Air Medal, and two Aerial Achievement Medals for combat and combat support missions flown during the war. Mr. Patton also served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) from 1997-2016.
Since retiring from private law practice in 2022, Mr. Patton spends his time sailing the world with his wife, and still makes time to connect his past clients with the right fitting attorneys for their cases. Contact Mr. Patton directly via email and he can help you find the best attorney for your personal injury case.