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Craig Madison Patrick

Consumer protection Attorney at Dallas, TX

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Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    50%
    Representing consumers for breach of warranty, fraud or lemon law claim against manufacturers involving defective cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motor homes, travel trailers, motorcycles and boats.

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Lemon law
    50%
    Representing consumers for breach of warranty, fraud or lemon law claims against manufacturers involving defective cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motor homes, travel trailers, motorcycles and boats.

    28 years, 3,500 cases

Craig Patrick is an experienced and respected consumer attorney who has spent his entire 27-year legal career handling consumer warranty and fraud cases involving defective vehicles. Mr. Patrick, who was born in Dallas in 1971, attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1992, graduating magna cum laude. He then attended Baylor University School of Law, serving as an editor on the Baylor Law Review and he was published in that journal.

Mr. Patrick's unique background and extensive experience places him at the top of automobile warranty and fraud consumer attorneys nationwide, and is considered one of the most experienced consumer attorneys handling vehicle warranty and fraud claims against manufacturers. He graduated from Baylor Law School in 1995 and completed the Texas Bar Exam at the age of 23, and spent the first 10 years of his career primarily defending automobile and RV manufacturers. He then switched to the Plaintiff’s bar, and has spent the past 16 years exclusively representing consumers in warranty and fraud-based claims against auto and RV manufacturers.  In his 26-year legal career, Mr. Patrick has handled over 1000 consumer claims on the defense side, and over 5000 claims on the plaintiff’s side, including numerous successful jury trials and appeals on both sides of the docket.  Mr. Patrick passed the difficult California Bar Exam in 2008, and he maintains a docket of consumer cases in California, where hs is also admitted in all California Federal Districts. In 2017, Mr. Patrick was liscensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To serve clients nationally, Mr. Patrick has been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Michigan (auto manufacturers), and Northern District of Indiana (RV manufacturers).

He has represented owners of cars, trucks, rigs, fifth wheels, travel trailers, boats, motorcycles and manufactured homes against over 100 different manufacturers and has practiced throughout the State of Texas, where he is also admitted in all Federal District Courts. He has tried numerous cases (both jury and bench trials) to verdict in every region of Texas, including North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant and Parker County), East Texas (Smith, Anderson, Jasper and Bowie Counties), South Texas (Harris, Bexar, Jim Wells, and Jefferson Counties), and West Texas (Ector County). Mr. Patrick has successfully briefed and presented cases to the Courts of Appeals in Dallas, Texarkana, Houston, and San Antonio, and also argued a case successfully to the Texas Supreme Court, and has a second case pending in that court.  Many of his appellate cases are important in the area of consumer law. Mr. Patrick has also successfully represented clients in numerous lemon law proceedings before the Texas Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division.  

Mr. Patrick has been involved in several class actions in California as well as Federal MDL in California.  He has also held leadership positions in several consumer Texas State MDLs. In February 2015, he was appointed Co-Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel of a Texas MDL styled IN RE: FORD MOTOR COMPANY 6.0L DIESEL ENGINE LITIGATION. In May 2016, he was appointed Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel of a Texas MDL styled IN RE: VOLKSWAGEN CLEAN DIESEL LITIGATION: CONSUMER CASE. And, in March 2018, he was appointed Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel of a Texas MDL styled IN RE: CHRYSLER-DODGE-JEEP ECODIESEL MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION.

Mr. Patrick is admitted to practice, and has handled cases, in the Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas, as well as the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.  His practice is now exclusively dedicated to representing consumers in warranty and fraud cases against manufacturers involving defective cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, motor homes, travel trailers, and boats. 

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Licensed for 27 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 04/20/2017
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/03/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Craig Madison Patrick
6244 E. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX, 75214

Reviews

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Posted by Steven | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed with the speedy and favorable outcome
Craig represented me in a recent issue with a vehicle manufacturer. I had a warranty failure their dealerships could not manage to fix and had been trying to escalate this issue to the manufacturer for months, sent emails to executives, etc. and could hardly get any response. Craig sent one demand letter for me. They must have Googled him and realized he's not someone they want to mess with because they responded to his demand letter very quickly and made me a generous offer. Craig facilitated the process and I just deposited a check that I'm pretty happy with. Definitely don't hesitate to reach out to Patrick Law Firm if you need them!
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Posted by Joseph | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VW Emissions
The Patrick Law Firm had a settlement I was satisfied with in a reasonable period of time.
Posted by Diane | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Very happy with how our case was handled. Attorneys were very helpful and nice. Returned all phone calls except 1.
Posted by John Todd | December 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He got the job done!
Mr. Patrick was able to get me a settlement in less than 3 months. I had tried on my own with the truck manufacturer for a year now, with no results only repair attempts with the dealership under warranty. He took charge of my case and in no time did I get a nice settlement check in the mail....Thanks Craig Patrick
Posted by Pam | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success!!!
After trying to do battle with a RV manufacturer for two years on our own, we found it necessary to hire an attorney. Craig Patrick was recommended by a friend. As soon as we contacted him, he took the case, and got everything filed very quickly. His team was very thorough and dedicated to seeing our case resolved quickly. Craig came to Austin for mediation and was able to convey our desired outcome to the other attorney to reach a mutually acceptable settlement. We appreciated all of the time that Craig and his team took to get us to a very happy conclusion.
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Posted by Lauri | February 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Patrick & his associates are EXCELLENT representation.
Mr. Patrick & his associates leveled the playing field & got repairs done in 1 day that we could not get done in 5 months with 1 phone call, explained our options in plain language & got us a bigger settlement than expected. We are very satisfied. Thank you Mr. Patrick & Mr. Kennedy!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2015
Stuck with lemon car case
Even after encountering lots of manufacturer pushback, Mr. Patrick and his firm got a small settlement on my defective automobile. I was able to use the money to replace the unsafe vehicle with a safe one.
Posted by gerri | March 13, 2015
Excellent Consumer Advocate
I had been having many issues and electrical problems with my current vehicle. The dealership was not willing to assume responsibility on scene to have total disregard for my family safety. I had approached 1 California/local Lemin Law attorney and my case was not given proper attention. I received a letter from the office of Patricks law firm that was located in Dallas, Texas. In the beginning I would have a tent and called having any questions. Mister pac trick call me and we should be and I had a case and I was not crazy with my vehicleshad been having many issues and electrical problems with my current vehicle. The dealership was not willing to assume responsibility on scene to have total disregard for my family safety. I had approached 11 law attorney hearing california it was not giving proper a tension. I received a letter from the office of patrick law firm that was located in texas. In the beginning I would have a tent and called having any questions. Mr Patrick called me and assured me that I had a case and that I was not crazy with my vehicles concerns. The Patrick law firm handled my case quickly, efficiently, and most imporrant provided me a satisfactory settlement.
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Posted by Angie | December 22, 2013
Extra Mile!
Craig went the extra mile to get me the best settlement possible and kept me informed of progress along the way. He answered all my questions accurately and was a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Clinton | December 13, 2013
Craig saved our bacon!
This past year my family and I found ourselves in a horrible situation involving a new but faulty RV. The manufacture refused to help at all until we solicited guidance from the Patrick Law Firm. Craig was incredibly helpful and professional. He took control of the situation and went to bat for us with stellar results. I am very pleased to say that we currently have NO RV and our note is paid in full! You simply could not ask for a better attorney than Craig Patrick. I WILL be back in touch with Craig if I EVER find myself in need of an attorney again. Thank you Craig!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Patrick Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dalton Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Bush Craddock & Reneker
  • 1995 - 2005

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1995
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • IN RE: FORD MOTOR CO. DPS6 POWERSHIFT TRANSMISSION PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
  • Settled
  • IN RE: CHRYSLER-DECODIESEL MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
  • Settled
  • IN RE: VOLKSWAGEN “CLEAN DIESEL” MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES, AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION
  • Settled
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Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • City of Lancaster, California
  • 2013

Publications

  • Baylor Law Review
  • The Offer You Can't Refuse: Offers of Judgment in the Eastern District of Texas
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer and Commercial Law Section
  • Arbitration Agreements
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Craig
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Craig is a superb attorney. He is extremely intelligent, organized, yet down to earth. His approach to practicing law is pragmatic and results-oriented. Most importantly, Craig is honest and trustworthy. I highly recommend him."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Craig has worked for Ford and GM (and others) defending lemon law cases. Now he represents individuals. He does not get personally offended by counsel for the auto industry, he just works professionally and capably."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a Lemon Lawyer and Consumer Advocate for over 25 years. I have had the great pleasure of speaking with and collaborating on a number of vehicle cases involving lemon law and dealer fraud with Craig Patrick for several years. He is among the very best, most knowledgeable, and talented consumer advocates that I have ever come to know. His responses and pleadings are very fast and impressive. I highly recommend him to everyone as one of the best lawyers in the field anywhere in the USA."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Craig on several consumer matters. His level of dedication to his clients and attention to detail are exemplary. Any consumer who hires Craig can rest assured that they have found one of the best in the business."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Patrick. He is an expert in this area and always does what is in his clients' best interests."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse attorney Craig M. Patrick. He is an excellent lawyer with solid experience."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Craig for several years. He is an excellent, very knowledgeable attorney, who has specialized in lemon law cases his entire career. I strongly endorse Craig Patrick."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked together with Craig on several lemon law matters. He is a passionate advocate and is always on the cutting edge of consumer protection and consumer awareness."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Craig for years, and he is well-known in Texas for handling lemon law claims. I have no hesitation referring consumers to him."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Patrick as he has been a successful and well respected consumer attorney for many years and I have repeatedly referred clients in Texas to him with Lemon Law related issues."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is one of the nation's premier consumer protection attorneys, with a sterling reputation among his peers. I've worked with Craig many times and endorse him without hesitation."
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Dallas Consumer protection Lawyer Craig Madison Patrick
Craig Madison Patrick
Consumer protection Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 27 years