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Rex Lee Patterson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fort Wayne, IN

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Patterson Law LLC

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2008
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Rex Lee Patterson is an experienced family law practitioner and civil litigator. Rex has over 11 years of experience practicing law in several areas of civil litigation, including: family law, divorce, adoption, guardianship, child custody, grandparent’s rights, personal injury, wrongful death, tort claims, estate litigation, will contests, real estate litigation, quiet title actions, business litigation, bankruptcy, collections, small claims, and other areas of civil practice. Rex also handles select criminal cases. Rex practices all over Northeast Indiana, including but not limited Adams County, Allen County, Wells Count, LaGrange County, Steuben County, Elkhart County, Noble County, Whitley County, DeKalb County, and Huntington County.

Rex recently received his Certified Family Law Specialist designation from the Family Law Certification Board. This was a significant accomplishment as there are only approximately 70 attorneys in the state of Indiana with this designation. Rex has won hundreds of family law trials. Rex believes his profession is a calling.

Rex grew up in Adams County, Indiana and graduated from Bellmont High School. His first job out of law school was at a law firm in LaGrange, Indiana. He worked there as an Associate for 3.5 years before establishing his own law firm, Patterson Law LLC in 2012. Patterson Law LLC originated in Noble County and thrived there for 7 years, before recently relocating to the north side of Fort Wayne, Indiana at our current address.

Rex is married and has 4 children who attend Northwest Allen County Schools. He and his family attend Pathway Community Church and his faith guides his law practice.

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Patterson Law LLC
9326 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN, 46825-2017


4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
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Attention to detail
Rex listened to all issues and paid attention to details to ensure I was represented to his full potential in court. I am very pleased with the outcome from my case.
Posted by Amy | November 23, 2020
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Divorce and custody
Rex is an incredible attorney, very honest and professional. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by David | November 23, 2020
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Family Attorney
Mr. Patterson has been my lawyer since the middle of this year, and he has been on top of all my legal needs. He has been very professional in dealing with the opposing side and counsel and been extremely efficient in getting accomplished what we set out to, step by step. Two of those examples that stick out to me are 1. Creating an environment conducive of making my ex fiancée move out of my house without incident and without having to file an eviction. And 2. He also was successful in the retrieval of my ex’s very expensive engagement ring, which her side had been unwilling to give back. He has been with me and had a plan since day 1, and his professional staff has always been there to answer my questions and give timely updates about where we are at in the process. We have had a lot of crud thrown our way, but Mr. Patterson has handled all the turns in the litigation with ease and made me feel comfortable that I am in good hands through the entire process. Not only that, but he always has been more than efficient with his time and charged very minimal to me for the hours he has put into the case. He is a reasonable attorney and will give you a fair shake and honest answer. The suit will continue into 2021, as we are set for further trial aspects, such as mediation and further, but even without a known outcome on this matter, I am very much happy with my choice in counsel and would very much recommend him to anyone who might need some consultation with their legal matters. He is truly one of the best, in my honest opinion. David, Rex Patterson’s client since June 2020
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Posted by Megan | November 22, 2020
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Great lawyer
Rex has been working on my court cases since 2012. He goes above and beyond and is actually willing to fight for his clients. I will forever be great full for everything he has done for my children. His office staff is also great and easy to get a hold. If I have ever needed anything they usually get back to us very quickly.
Posted by Brittany | November 21, 2020
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Perfect lawyer!
I had a PO case against me that Rex fought for me and WON! I was very pleased with his firms services with my case and would 100% recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Tim | November 21, 2020
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Excellent Legal Representation
Rex Patterson demonstrated what a real lawyer should be about. Do what’s right, be honest and fight for your client. I’ve appreciated everything Rex and his team has done for me and my family. Thank you!
Posted by Ryan | November 21, 2020
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Great lawyer and person!
When I was asking around for an family law attorney one name kept coming up. It was Rex Patterson and for good reason! When I met with Rex for a consultation I knew he was the right man to represent my kids and myself. He’s went above and beyond my expectations and delivered a great outcome for my family. Beyond what he has done for me I know he does work within the community and hearing him as a sponsor of Star 88.3 is one many ways he’s a great humanitarian! I’d highly recommend to him to anyone!
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Posted by Lauren | November 21, 2020
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I hired Rex to help me with my custody battle and we did win it. He's an excellent lawyer, and 10/10 would recommend! I hope to have him as my lawyer for any other issues that I have , and will recommend him to other people who may have more issues!
Posted by Billie | February 15, 2020
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5 Stars are not enough
“Relentless Pursuit” is his motto on the wall, well it doesn’t stop at the wall!! Rex is a Lion in the courtroom as well! He and his staff are dedicated to helping their client get the representation they deserve. Rex was organized, detailed and very knowledgeable of the law. And that memory of his, well let’s just say, it floored me. I was referred to him and I have and will refer him to everyone I know that needs honest, upright representation in the court room. He is worth every penny; I have no regrets!!
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Response from Rex Patterson February 18, 2020
Thanks for being a great client to work with Billie!
Posted by Patrice | February 6, 2020
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Big Win for a Custody Modification from 50/50 to Sole Legal and Primary Physcial to the Mother
I hired Rex after completing a stressful year of a 50/50, no child support, custody arrangement with my ex-husband that had been reached while I was working with a different lawyer. I was very unhappy with what my previous lawyer had done and felt she put me in a bad situation that was allowing my ex-husband to continue to control and manipulate me via our children. My ex-husband is a covert narcissist and had used the children against me our entire relationship and even more so following the ending of that relationship. I was nervous hiring another lawyer to try to revise the custody agreement because the first lawyer had claimed to have experience going against abusive men, but she fell far short of my expectations and could not actually handle the situation. After a phone consultation with Rex, I felt more confident that a new lawyer could help me. Like Rex pointed out, I definitely could not continue with the agreement as is, as it was not working. It was only a day after that consultation that I contacted Rex's office again to hire him and move forward. I was very impressed with Rex's office staff. The women are amazing, supportive, and have a lot of experience. I was often very stressed and anxious throughout the duration of the case and they were always making sure they kept me updated on things happening. They were also always willing to listen if I was stressed about something that was happening with my ex-husband or the case. His staff really helped me feel like I'm not the only person who is seeing the truth in my situation. I really needed a lawyer who was confident and who would guide me through the evidence and court process with recommendations on courses of action and I found this with Rex Patterson. I had a lot of evidence and they always let me know if they needed anything else. Rex brought my ex-husband in for a deposition, which my first attorney had never done. This deposition caught my ex-husband in several lies and was helpful to my case. Rex informed me of other evidence gathering options and his opinion on which to pursue. Rex was well prepared for court and helped me feel prepared as well. The first court appearance was continued because of my ex and his attorney. The attorney told Rex right before the time for court and Rex had the foresight to know that a continuance would upset me and so he had just himself and the other attorney talk to the judge privately and continue. This way, Rex was able to tell me court was continued in a private meeting room and no one was able to know or see how emotional and upset this made me and my parents. Then when it was time for our actual court date, things went very smooth. We had a 2 hour block and I was on the stand for the majority of that time. I felt confident once Rex started asking me questions and it was actually a relief to be able to share the truth with the court. Rex didn't even have to ask my ex-husband too many questions before he got tripped up by his own lies, which was apparent. That gave me a lot of hope that the judge would understand why I was asking him to modify the 50/50 agreement we had initially reached out of court. This is exactly what happened as the judge entered his decision pretty quickly and custody was changed to give me sole legal and primary physical custody! This is a huge relief for me and my children. The new dynamic allows me to create a schedule that actually works best for the children and not just what is best for the ex-husband. I recommend Rex Patterson whole heartedly. Rex helped me fully take back my power and the power to protect my children the way I deserve to be able to as their mother. I hope we don't have to continue to go to court on my case, but if we do, I wouldn't want anyone but Rex Patterson on my team as my lawyer. Thank you Rex!
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Response from Rex Patterson February 12, 2020
Thank you for the great recommendation! Very happy for you and your family! Thank you for putting your trust in our team!
Posted by M | January 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable lawyer
Rex is my second legal counsel and he has been worlds above my first experience with the law and legal proceedings. He is very knowledgeable about the laws governing our state and how best to navigate the legal mine fields . He is easily reachable and follows through with questions and concerns in a timely manner . He seems to have no difficulty with interactions with the judge and opposing counsel . In my opinion, he is the way to go when and if you need legal representation and/or advice . In hindsight, I should have switched lawyers sooner and prevented some major oversights .
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Response from Rex Patterson January 16, 2020
Thanks for the review! Its been great working with you also!
Posted by Mel | November 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Don't recommend!
My case was forgotten for many months in the office. Waster of retainers for emails with no single court hearing!
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Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Trine University
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Eberhard & Weimar, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2012


  • Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2008
  • Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • 2004


  • Allen County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Noble County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Blackstone Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Fort Wayne
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Fort Wayne
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Indiana State Bar Association Family Law Certification Board
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Rex
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Friend
"Rex is a very knowledgeable attorney and knows family law like the back of his hand. I had the pleasure of getting to know Rex through a leadership seminar and had plenty of time to get to know Rex. He can probably help in several other areas of the law, too!"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rex is a fine attorney, and in the years I have known him, he has always represented his clients with great alacrity and dedication. I fully endorse him."
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Fort Wayne Divorce and separation Lawyer Rex Lee Patterson
Rex Lee Patterson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fort Wayne, IN
Licensed for 15 years
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