Craig M. Patrick is an experienced and respected consumer attorney who has spent his entire legal career handling consumer warranty cases. Since being licensed in 1995, he has handled over 1000 cases involving serious problems and defects in motor vehicles. He has represented owners of cars, trucks, rigs, fifth wheels, travel trailers, boats, motorcycles and manufactured homes defend their rights against over 80 different manufacturers and has practiced in almost every county in Texas. He has tried numerous cases (both jury and bench trials) to verdict in every region of Texas, including North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant and Parker County), East Texas (Smith, Anderson and Bowie Counties), South Texas (Harris, Bexar, Jim Wells, and Jefferson Counties), and West Texas (Ector County). Mr. Patrick has briefed and argued cases to the Texarkana and Bexar Courts of Appeals and another case to the Texas Supreme Court, and all of his cases are important in the area of consumer law. Mr. Patrick has successfully represented clients in numerous lemon law proceedings before the Texas Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division, and is one of the most experienced Texas attorneys on the Lemon Law.
Mr. Patrick is a leading attorney in the realm of arbitration and is highly knowledgeable and experienced in that forum. Recently, he has handled more consumer arbitrations than any other attorney in Texas. He has been invited to speak at the Consumer and Commercial Law Course on issues related to arbitration. Mr. Patrick is a skilled negotiator, writer, and trial attorney and he believes that his experience in consumer law is unmatched by attorneys with comparable years of practice.
Mr. Patrick was born in Dallas in 1971. He attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1992, graduating magna cum laude. He then attended Baylor University School of Law and received his law degree in 1995 at age 23. At Baylor Law School, he served as an editor on the Baylor Law Review and was published in that journal. After graduation, he toured Europe for three months and in July, 1995, he joined the firm of Craddock, Reneker and Davis, LLP. In 2001, after five years of practice, Mr. Patrick became the firm’s first and only associate to be offered a partnership. In June of 2005, Mr. Patrick left the firm and moved to Spain to learn Spanish and travel. Upon his return to the States in January 2006, he joined the prominent Louisiana consumer firm Dalton Law Firm, and opened its Texas office in Dallas. In 2008, Mr. Patrick passed the difficult California Bar Exam and is now licensed in California. After spending three years with Dalton & Associates, Mr. Patrick formed Patrick Law Firm in 2009. His practice is now exclusively dedicated to representing consumers in warranty litigation involving defective cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motor homes, manufactured homes, travel trailers, motorcycles and boats.
Mr. Patrick is an attorney in good standing licensed to practice in all State Courts in Texas and California, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas. He has handled cases in all of the federal courts in Texas and practices regularly in federal court. Mr. Patrick has assembled an experienced network of attorneys throughout the United States to assist clients nationwide.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1995||10/19/2015|
|Tarrant County Consumer Protection||Defendant Paid Actual Damages of $86,255.14. Punitive Damages of $53,849.88 and Covered all Attorney's Fees|
|Dallas County Consumer Protection||Defendant Paid $80,000 in Total Damages|
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|Baylor University School of Law||N/A||N/A||1995|
|Baylor University||Mathematics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|