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M. Wayne Patton

M. Wayne Patton

also known as Wayne Patton

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Business, Litigation

About Me

I'm an Asset Protection Attorney who has been featured in The New York Times.

This is how I became an Asset Protection Attorney:


When I was fourteen years old, I worked 10+ hours per day on a thoroughbred racehorse farm for $100 per week. At the end of that summer, I had saved $900. I put that money out on loan, thinking it would earn some interest, but I never again saw a dime of those crisp hundred dollar bills. The traumatic experience of losing every penny was a devastation that has shaped me personally and professionally. It made me want to figure out how to protect myself and people like you from similar experiences. Losing that $900 seemed terrible at the time, but, it turned out to be the best money I have ever spent, because it led me to the legal profession.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    11 years
  2. Trusts: 35%
    11 years
  3. Business: 25%
    11 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    6 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ari Howard Kuchinsky

    I endorse this lawyer. Wayne is one of the most intelligent people you will ever meet and he possesses excellent technical skill in his practice area. Wayne is great at taking complex concepts and explaining them in a manner that is easy to understand.


    Ari Kuchinsky Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • No photo

    Wayne is brilliant, hard working, and intensely loyal. Any of us would be fortunate to have him as a lawyer or a friend.


    Daniel Orr Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info



FLMember in Good Standing200608/12/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Essay Chosen for Plublication in Official Bar Exam Study GuideFlorida Bar2006
Order of the CoifVanderbilt University Law School2004
Joe C. Davis Scholar of Law & EconomicsVanderbilt University Law School2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyLodmell & Lodmell, PC2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyKeefe, Anchors, Gordon, & Moyle2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyLocke Liddell & Sapp2004 - 2006
Extern ClerkDelaware Supreme Court - Justice Randy Holland2003 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarN/A2006 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Scobby v. DegraveSettled with defendant writing a check to my clients

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Publication NameTitleDate
The New York TimesRuling Could Escalate Florida’s Status as Haven for Debtors (I did not author but was featured as an expert)2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Florida State UniversityFinanceBS2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
You've Been Invited (By The IRS) To Pay Less in TaxesCheckbook IRA2014