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Tina M. Patterson

Estate planning Attorney at Detroit, MI

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Patterson Justice Counsel, PLLC has one mission: use the full force of the law to break down barriers and advance justice.

Historically, the legal system has been weaponized as a tool of intimidation against people perceived as powerless and undeserving of the full respect inherent of humanity. The nation’s systems and laws were not applied consistently, equally, and equitably to everyone, but were instead used as a tool of oppression and suppression. These same laws and systems can be used as tools of liberation. The fight to maintain injustice can be dismantled with a fight to institute justice.

Our mission ensures that the court system remains a public institution, belonging to everyone, and one that should distribute justice and preserve the interests and well-being of the people at its core. As such, Patterson Justice Counsel believes the law is best used to serve individuals and put their needs and interests above all else.

Tina M. Patterson, Esq. is the Principal Attorney of Patterson Justice Counsel, PLLC.  Attorney Patterson is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan and Eastern District, Federal Court.

With a passion for helping others, Attorney Patterson has demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice, equity, and the need to give voice to the plight of those who feel economically marginalized by society. Her career has centered around using the power of the legal system in helping individuals and families overcome challenges, from preparing estate planning documents for the elderly on fixed income, defending indigent clients facing criminal charges, successfully clearing past felony convictions, and assisting impoverished clients seeking disability benefits or facing life threatening illnesses

Prior to private practice, she worked extensively in the public sector, including as a federal government attorney with the Social Security Administration. During her stint at the Social Security Administration, she wrote legally binding decisions for administrative law judges throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and advised judges on legal sufficiency and analysis of social security.

Attorney Patterson believes in the power of information, education, and access, and understands the challenges presented to everyday people facing what can be an intimidating legal system. In this endeavor, she takes pride in her work assisting clients navigate the legal system and advocating for the best resolution to the problems at hand.

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Licensed for 8 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Patterson Justice Counsel, PLLC
607 Shelby Street
Suite 700-771
Detroit, MI, 48226

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Posted by Janai | January 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Provided Great Help in a Time of Need
I found Tina through the MI State Bar's directory. I reached out to her about doing the Power of Attorney paperwork with my father and me. I explained that he was in hospital and we wanted it done soon. Tina responded quickly and with kindness. She came to the hospital within a couple of days to consult with us, sent me a draft for review, and came back to the hospital to go over everything and finalize the documents with us. Later, when my father transitioned to hospice care, she met me at his care center to notarize paperwork. Now that my father has passed away, I am grateful to have Tina to help me navigate the legal aspects of tying up his affairs.
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Posted by Kellie | June 17, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Probate Attorney
Attorney Patterson was very insightful and full of good advice and guidance with my probate case. She patiently listened as explained the lenghty details (unlike several other attorneys I spoke with previous to my call to her). She advised me of the laws pertaining to my cases. I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney for any probate matters. Should I ever need a probate lawyer again she will be my only call!
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Posted by Inette | April 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Tina M. Patterson
Attorney Patterson exceeded my expectations with writing our Will and Power of Attorney’s...She was very patient with explaining everything we needed in detail I am very happy...I have already recommended her to some people I know...She definitely cares about pleasing her clients with careful attention to details...She is awesome and Loyal...I will continue to use her services when needed.
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Posted by Porsche | November 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Tina is an amazing lawyer. She is really dedicated to what she is doing. She is very knowledgeable about what she does and she really helped me a lot. I am very lucky to have her as my lawyer and I will recommend her to anyone who needs her help.
Posted by Linda | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Power of Attorney
Ms. Patterson treated me and my case very efficiently and in a speedy time frame. She was very easy to contact. She always responded quickly. She was very professional and would use or recommend her if the need occored in the future.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Patterson Justice Counsel, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney Advisor
  • Social Security Administration
  • 2014 - 2016

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Detroit Attorney, Racial Justice Advocate Tina Patterson Wins Appeals Court Victory Against Detroit Land Bank Authority
  • Win

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Women Organize Michigan- Detroit Summit
  • Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders
  • 2017
  • Influential Women: Leaders of Today Inspiring Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Women of Influence
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Tina
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tina Patterson is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Attorney Patterson is an expert in the area of estate planning. She is thorough and hard working. I personally endorse Attorney Patterson."

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Detroit Estate planning Lawyer Tina M. Patterson
Tina M. Patterson
Estate planning Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 8 years