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.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2014||09/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Completion||Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan||N/A|
|Owner||Patterson Justice Counsel, PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney Advisor||Social Security Administration||2014 - 2016|
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|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Wayne State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|Women Organize Michigan- Detroit Summit||Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders||2017|
|Influential Women: Leaders of Today Inspiring Leaders of Tomorrow||Women of Influence||2017|
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