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My practice is founded upon three core principles: Integrity, Excellence, and Service to the Client.

I stand ready to assist individuals and businesses with their legal needs. My practice includes administrative law, professional ethics and licensure matters, and civil and criminal appeals.  


Contact info

The Patton Law Firm, LLC

33595 Bainbridge Road
Suite 200A
Solon, OH, 44139-2981

Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 60%
  2. Health Care: 20%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Litigation: 5%
    17 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($200/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • James Michael McGovern

    David Patton is a high quality attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal community.


    James McGovern Health care Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    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.


    Michael Montgomery Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Administrative Agency LawOhio State Bar Association2016
Donald S. Teller Memorial AwardThe Ohio State University College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Patton Law Firm, LLC2005 - Present
AssociateWomble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC2002 - 2005
Assistant State SolicitorOhio Attorney General's Office; Major Appeals Group2000 - 2001
Assistant Attorney GeneralOhio Attorney General's Office; Health & Human Services Section1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Musgrave v. Ohio State Counselor and Social Worker Bd., 1999 WL 1256573 (Ohio Ct. App., Tenth District, December 29, 1999)Affirmed
Hull v. Fallon, 188 F.3d 939 (8th Circuit 1999), cert. denied, 528 U.S. 1035 (2000)Certiorari denied
Boychuk v. Covington, 1:00-cv-01039 (N.D. Ohio 2000)Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Administrative Law Handbook And Agency DirectoryThe Adjudication Function (Chapter 4)2016
Ohio Administrative Law Handbook & Agency DirectoryCo-Editor-in-Chief2016
Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law“Simon Sterne” entry2009
Lawyer To Lawyer: North Carolina Reflections On The Practice Of LawKill All the Lawyers?2004
34 Journal of Health Law 377Legal Considerations of Sleep Deprivation Among Resident Physicians2001
11 University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy 131The Queen, the Attorney General, and the Modern Charitable Fiduciary: A Historical Perspective on Charitable Enforcement Reform2000
Law Record [The Ohio State University College of Law Alumni Association magazine]New Attorneys Get First Glimpse of Argument Before the U.S. Supreme Court2000
59 Ohio State Law Journal 1423Achieving Managed Care Accountability By Ending the ERISA Preemption Defense1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Ohio State University, ColumbusN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Aid of North Carolina annual task-force meetingForm and Substance: The Effective Appeal: CLE presentation2004