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David Villar Patton

Administrative law Attorney at Solon, OH

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 24 years
    North Carolina - NC 22 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Administrative law

  2. Health care

  3. Appeals

  4. Litigation
    My practice is best described as a litigation practice in the areas of business disputes, criminal and civil appeals, administrative law, and professional ethics and licensure matters.

    25 years, 50 cases

I have four children; Two girls and fraternal twin boys.  I'm an avid sailor.  I have a Jeanneau 349 sailboat on Lake Erie.  I have dual citizenship: United States & the Republic of Ireland.  My favorite sports teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Glasgow Celtic Football Club.  

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The Patton Law Firm, LLC
33595 Bainbridge Road
Suite 200A
Solon, OH, 44139-2981


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Tracey | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lpn licensure
Mr. Patton has been very understanding in regards to my financial situation. Mr Patton took the time to hear my side of the complaint filed against me. Any information he can provide he has informed me immediately.
Posted by Mark | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney that will fight for your rights
Mr. Patton isn't afraid to go nose to nose with a judge that doesn't follow the law. He has knowledge of the law and understanding of how it works. With that, his commitment is to ensure protection of your rights. A judge wrongfully and knowingly suspended a license from another state, which they have no jurisdiction. Said judge also attempted to suspend it for an additional year past the original suspension. Mr. Patton challenged the ruling and argued his position to the The Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals found the license should not have been taken, and ordered the judge return the license. Mr. Patton also realized that said judge did not amend the original suspension, as per the findings in the appeals case. He filed papers requesting this amendment take place immediately. With his insight and passion for the law, Mr. Patton will be our longtime family attorney!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Patton Law Firm, LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant State Solicitor
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office; Major Appeals Group
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office; Health & Human Services Section
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • Ohio State University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Ohio State University, Columbus
  • B.S.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Board of Pharmacy v. Amazing Grace Center, Inc., et al.
  • State v. Anthony, 37 N.E.3d 751 (Ohio Court of Appeals (8th Dist.) 2015)
  • Conviction reversed
  • In re: Suitability of Wilson to be licensed as an insurance agent in Ohio
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  • Ohio State Bar Association Administrative Agency Law Specialty Board
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Administrative Agency Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Executive Agency Lobbyist
  • Joint Legislative Ethics Commission
  • 2016
  • Donald S. Teller Memorial Award
  • The Ohio State University College of Law
  • 1998


  • Ohio Administrative Law Handbook And Agency Directory
  • The Adjudication Function (Chapter 4)
  • 2016
  • Ohio Administrative Law Handbook & Agency Directory
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • 2016
  • Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law
  • “Simon Sterne” entry
  • 2009
  • Lawyer To Lawyer: North Carolina Reflections On The Practice Of Law
  • Kill All the Lawyers?
  • 2004
  • 34 Journal of Health Law 377
  • Legal Considerations of Sleep Deprivation Among Resident Physicians
  • 2001
  • Law Record [The Ohio State University College of Law Alumni Association magazine]
  • New Attorneys Get First Glimpse of Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2000
  • 11 University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy 131
  • The Queen, the Attorney General, and the Modern Charitable Fiduciary: A Historical Perspective on Charitable Enforcement Reform
  • 2000
  • 59 Ohio State Law Journal 1423
  • Achieving Managed Care Accountability By Ending the ERISA Preemption Defense
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina annual task-force meeting
  • Form and Substance: The Effective Appeal: CLE presentation
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse David
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I have worked together on several matters. He is an absolute joy to work with. Very thoughtful and most knowledgeable about administrative law matters."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David ie exceptionally professional, well prepared, and ethical. I would recommend him to any client for appellate work and administrative hearings."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"David Patton is a very knowledgeable and skilled lawyer with a wealth of experience in health law and licensing. As a licensed health care practitioner himself, he understands the importance of protecting a professional license. He is hard-working and a tenacious advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Patton is a high quality attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave and I co-counseled a litigation matter a few years back. He is an incredibly bright and dedicated lawyer. His integrity is impeccable. I strongly endorse him as counsel in any litigation, appellate, or administrative matter."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a specialist in Administrative Agency Law, certified by the Ohio State Bar Association, I was glad to see David become certified as well this past year. He joined only a handful of attorneys in Ohio. I endorse him."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Patton for 20 years. He is an honest, forthright invididual. He is someone who is grounded, someone you can actually have a conversation with. His resume is impressive, and includes representation of clients in front of numerous administrative agencies. These are the types of clients that he represents: (i) physicians, (ii) nurses, (iii) chiropractors, (iv) insurance agents, (v) licensed professional clinical counselors, (vi) private agencies that provide social services to developmentally disabled individuals, (vii) alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities, (viii) tax preparation businesses, (ix) financial services firms, (x) college students at state universities, (xi) private ambulance companies, (xii) wine importers, (xiii) candidates for elective office, and (xiv) political action committees He is an honest, intelligent, experienced lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Patton, and he is as strong a lawyer as you can find."
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