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Rhonda Lynn Patterson

Family Attorney at Charlotte, NC

4.8   17 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 14 years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Suspended - Administrative No misconduct found

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

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The approach is simple: to serve clients with unparalleled excellence. The results are comprehensive: affordable representation, sharp attention to detail and practical solutions.

The Patterson Law Office, PLLC, is a boutique firm assisting clients in civil litigation and litigation avoidance strategy. We opened our doors in 2011 with the intention of offering top-notch legal services to individuals, families and small business owners. Based in Charlotte, and serving throughout Mecklenburg County, we have remained true to our goal.

Our team understands how sensitive family law matters can be. When one's most important relationships undergo dramatic change, one's financial independence may be jeopardized. We pride ourselves in reaching favorable, practical solutions in the most time- and cost-sensitive ways imaginable.

This is our passion. And we've earned a reputation for effectiveness.

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Rhonda Lynn Patterson
601 East 5th Street
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC, 28202

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She Knows What She Is Doing
Attorney Patterson knows how the family court operates and that’s how she strategizes. I wasn’t sure why this particular case was taking so long and then when we finally had our day in court... Nailed It!!! That was such a great victory because Attorney Patterson laid all of the right bricks in place. She knew exactly what was best for a difficult situation and I’m convinced that she is one of the best at what she does. I would highly recommend someone with her expertise.
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Posted by SADE' | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER I HAVE EVER CAME ACROSS
I WAS REFERRED TO MS.RHONDA FROM A MUTUAL FRIEND AFTER SPENDING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON CONSULTATIONS WITH OTHER LAWYERS. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER LAWYER TO REPRESENT ME FOR A DIFFICULT CASE THAT WENT ON FOR APPROXIMATELY 3YRS DUE TO ME MOVING OUT OF STATE. AFTER 6 CONTINUATIONS, EMERGENCY CUSTODY BEING DENIED, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL STRESS. I SOMETIMES FELT LIKE GIVING UP. MS. RHONDA GAVE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND ASSURED ME EVERYTHING WOULD BE JUST FINE. WE FINALLY HAD OUR COURT DATE THIS MONTH AND WE GOT THE MAJORITY OF EVERYTHING WE ASKED FOR!! WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE. HER PRICES ARE REASONABLE IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD HER PRICES SHE HAS A COLLEAGUE WHO SHE REFERS YOU TO WHOM PRICES ARE MORE AFFORDABLE. SHE'S VERY UNDERSTANDING. SHE KEEPS YOU INFORMED AND IS ALWAYS GREAT WITH RESPONDING BACK TO ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE. AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHANGING ME AND MY FAMILY'S LIFE FOR THE BETTER MS.RHONDA. SHE WILL DEFINITELY BE MY ATTORNEY FOR LIFE!
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Posted by MarQuics | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, affordable and professional
I hired Rhonda to represent me in June 2018. Yes was always very professional. Very easy and comfortable to work with scheduling meetings times. My first and only lawyer before Rhonda did not see my interest at heart. That same lawyer already had multiple bad run-ins with the judge over family court. That same lawyer did not help fight for my rights and child rights but only to just get money from me and rearrange my court order also continued multiple times to get court date continue to a later date just to add on more court costs/fees. Rhonda took care of my court case from start to finish in under 5 minutes. Rhonda is fair and worth every penny of her time and effort into your case. I strongly recommend Rhonda Patterson for any family court hearings. Rhonda is highly educated in the family court area
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, excellent family law attorney
Rhonda was my second attorney and has guided me through a very contentious divorce including a complicated child custody dispute. She paid close attention to all of the details I communicated wth her and always had sensible advice not aimed at continuously heightening the legal battle, but trying to resolve things in the simplest and most fair manner. She did not always tell me what I wanted to hear, but instead what I needed to hear. She is fair, compassionate and understands the local courts, judges and the likely outcome of suggested legal steps. Rhonda is excellent at what she does. Even through all of the complicated issues I have had in my divorce proceedings, she has kept the details straight and I am so appreciative to her. I ultimately was awarded primary physical and legal custody of my children and will be forever appreciative to her for that.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Rhonda is an EXCELLENT attorney and worth every dime. She works hard for her clients, has a very thorough understanding of not just the law but how the court system works. She makes every effort to ensure her clients understand both sides of the options presented in an effort to help them make informed decisions. She works tirelessly and is dedicated to helping her clients receive the best outcome possible in very difficult circumstances - in my case, a divorce that included a custody dispute. I have recommended her to several friends and will continue to do so. She is excellent!
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Posted by Ms. Davis | November 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome and efficient attorney
Attorney Patterson was a magnificent force in negotiating my child custody and divorce proceedings for me. She was the perfect in between that I needed when my previous lawyer failed me. I was extremely happy and satisfied with the thorough services she provided. She is proficient in her legal advice and the legal proceedings and she paid close attention to every detail. I was very thankful to have hired her and would recommend her to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Guss | April 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever.
I hired attorney Patterson to represent me in an international child custody and divorce, at first I was little bit frustrated because it was my first time going to court and the long process so I didn't had an idea, but with my attorney, I won all the permanent custody of my son and they divorce she knows what she does, slow but sure, hire her and just sit back and relax no worries also her fees is very reasonable compare to other lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very thankful that Ms. Patterson was able to meet with me!
I was very impressed with the reviews posted online at avvo so I contacted Ms. Patterson's office on a Monday and was able to meet with her the very next day for a consultation. I was very pleased with the info received and how she answered all my questions pertaining to my upcoming custody case. When I left Ms. Patterson I knew I would recommend her to anyone looking for representation. She is very compassionate and knowledgeable and well worth the money spent. She works with the clients unlike other lawyers that only do it for a pay day. Call her if you need representation she will get the job done or at least help in any way possible.
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Posted by R. Shamsid-Deen | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome, Fair, and Compassionate
Attorney Patterson works hard for her clients. Although, she acquired my case from a lawyer (who became a Judge and had to relinquist the case ) it was as if there was not a break in the case or change at all. She is professional, detailed, and prepared. It is clear that her passion for law is exhibited inside and outside the court. Additionally, her warm compassion for her clients is an added bonus that does not go unnoticed. I recommend her highly.
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Posted by Aquel | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rhonda is great! Highly recommended
Rhonda works quickly and she gets the job done, not to mention and she's affordable. I was feeling kind of helpless and lost when my ex filled for full custody of our daughter. The attorney I had before Rhonda was horrible and my ex's attorney shut our argument completely down. That's when I knew that I needed a BEAST in the courtroom that's when I was referred Ms Rhonda Patterson. We met, I told her my side of things and what I wanted to happen as far as custody and child support and she made it happen! I didn't have to harrass her or try to hunt her down trying to find out things regarding our case because she has stayed on top of everything from start to finish and she made sure that I was kept updated on all paperwork and approaching court dates! Rhonda is definitely a great family / divorce attorney to have on retainer!
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Posted by Lonnie | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WOW!!!!
Rhonda did an incredible job for me!!! She was very organized, tenacious & defended me with a passion. Although the opposing counsel was a high priced attorney with a large firm she picked apart their argument. In the end I was awarded back child support & an additional award that I wasn't expecting.
Posted by Olivia | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent is an Understatement !
I shopped around tirelessly for an attorney when my custody battle began. Eventually I met with Mrs. Patterson and I'm so thankful I met her! My battle went all the way before a judge and Mrs. Patterson fought endlessly without backing down and represented me very well. She's extremely intelligent and professional; but at the same time personable and sympathetic (because anyone who's been through a custody battle knows how mentally draining it is). Absolutely the perfect combo and I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Guss | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
The Patterson Law firm knows what they do when it comes to family law and other legal matters, Best law in Charlotte , they just did and a wonderful work for me if you are law firm that can represent you don't look further the Patterson Law firm is the place, just call them and they will do the rest.
Posted by Anizsa | May 7, 2015
The Patterson Law Office
I was referred to The Patterson Law Office by another attorney. From the beginning, Rhonda listened to my issues, informed me of my options and when called upon, represented me with enthusiasm and grace. Rhonda is very knowledgeable and has a passion for Family Law. She will be a fierce advocate for you and your children. Anizsa
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Posted by Barbi | May 7, 2015
Someday there will be a movie about this great lady
A blessing to me, my children and my whole family. Brilliant, amazingly prepared, quick and cinematic (not necessary to the process but great if you want to watch a real Law & Order). I cannot say enough great things about her or how she helped my family....especially my children.
Posted by Jermaine | September 23, 2014
An amazing young lawyer... With no flaws Mrs.Rhonda Lynn Patterson
I was amazed when watching Mrs. Rhonda Patterson represent me in my case a flawless performance . 1st and First and foremost she took the time to understand what it is I was fighting for. Hours and hours and story after story she never lots interest or allowed me to leave anything out... She asked many questions to get a grasp on the problem in order to find a conclusion to my dilemma.... She concentrated on what was right and most important for me, she constantly reassured me, and let me know everything she was doing and everything that was happening at all times. She kept me in a good place mental to ensure things will work out. She was heavily invested taking calls and answering any questions I had even after regular business hours. She kept me informed at all times. And when it comes to the legalities she knows so much from cases that had similar situations and there outcomes good bad and ugly. She was able to quote the right cases for the judge to review to aid his decision. Her closing statement in my particular case was spot on with examples of legal and moral causes witch was best for my case. I am absolutely in debt to her because I felt she was fully invested in the out come and I know no one could represent me any better she is the most professional Young lawyer I have ever experienced and I'm proud to recommend her to anyone.... She is the definition of professional and I thank her for all of her help....
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Posted by Jaylen | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointed
Attorney Rhonda L. Patterson has qualifications and an educational background of a high profile lawyer. Previous testimonials from clients seem to tell a story that supports her qualifications. This client testimony is the complete opposite, unfortunately. Before delving into the details of the experience, challenges of the unprecedented times (SARS-COV2) have been accounted for. Overall, the client experience in this instance has been below subpar. The pros of Attorney Patterson’s services are her expertise in legal etiquette and connections to other relevant judicial stakeholders to expedite client needs. The cons of Attorney Patterson’s services are plentiful. She lacks client empathy, often treating valid concerns and questions as frivolous inquiries. As a result of this lack in empathy she often does not respond to communication in various forms, text, email, and phone. In the event that she does respond late she addresses only parts of concerns presented. Her only consistent communication revolves around payments/compensation for her lackluster efforts. Attorney Patterson lacks initiative in important client requests (subpoenas, etc.), dragging her feet in regards to obtaining information the client was able to obtain through self-inquiry in 2 days after an extended period of her dropping the ball. Furthermore, instead of advocating for clients, in this case she ignored the client’s desires and produced what she thought would provide a “band-aid fix” to the situation. Unfortunately, her solution lacked thoroughness and is still presenting challenges for her client to date. I would not recommend attorney Patterson for the aforementioned experiences and I hope this provides more up-to-date perspective for future potential clients.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Patterson Law Office, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Instructor of Business Law
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • K&L Gates, LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Assocation
  • Vice Chair - CLE Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Council For Children's Rights
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Domestic Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Lunch With A Lawyor Mentor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Bar Leadership Institute
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Communications Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 40 Under 40 Award
  • Charlotte Business Journal
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Program
  • Family Law from A to Z
  • 2017
  • CLE Program
  • Social Media as Evidence
  • 2016
  • The PREPARE Workshop
  • End of LIfe Planning (Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts)
  • 2013
  • Insightful Spiritual Messages Radio Show
  • Faith and Career
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Patterson's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rhonda Patterson and I serve as co-counsel on a family court matter pending before the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Rhonda understands the intricacies of Appellate Law and Procedure very well. It is an honor to work with her."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Patterson has a great reputation in the legal community as a family law attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rhonda Patterson professionally for several years and I strongly endorse her. Ms. Patterson is an accomplished attorney with a sharp legal mind who works hard to help her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rhonda is a fine attorney who works hard for her clients. I highly recommend her services."
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Charlotte Family Lawyer Rhonda Lynn Patterson
Rhonda Lynn Patterson
Family Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 17 years