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Richard B. Patteson

Family Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN ATTORNEY YOU CAN TRUST, YOU HAVE FOUND HIM.

A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Richard completed high school at The Hill School, a preparatory school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, then graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in 1983. Following college, Richard attended law school at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Following law school, Richard and his bride, also a lawyer and native of East Texas, moved to Tyler, Texas in 1986.

Since that time, Richard has served as an Assistant District Attorney for Smith County, Texas in the: (1) County Court at Law; (2) the 321st Judicial District Court with an emphasis in juvenile matters; and (3) the County Commissioners' Court. In 1993, at the age of 31, Richard was appointed to the bench of the Smith County Court at Law, making him the youngest judge in Texas to receive such an honor. In 1995, Richard entered into private practice, and was shortly thereafter named to the City of Tyler Municipal Court where he served for 22 years.

In addition to the practice of law and judicial responsibilities, Richard has served as President of the Smith County Young Lawyers' Association, Sec/Treasurer of the Smith County Young Lawyers' Association, Secretary of the Smith County Bar Association, as well as multiple committees in each organization. He also served on the State Bar Disability Issues Committee, and is also a former member of Rose City Kiwanis, American Bar Association and Board Member of Alzheimer's Alliance of Northeast, Texas, Inc.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

Patteson Law
218 N Broadway Ave Ste 304
Tyler, TX, 75702-5710

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kimberly | August 17, 2017
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A lawyer that truly cares about his clients
Mr. Patteson has assisted our family with a number of legal issues ranging from a guardianship case (for our daughter with special needs), to probating a will, to drafting POA documents. It was incredibly refreshing to work with a lawyer who personally and PROMPTLY responded to our calls and emails. Even though our cases were likely quite small relative to his other cases, we were always impressed with the personal attention that he gave to each of our concerns. His diligence, attention to detail, personable approach, and overall legal competence are a few of the reasons that we highly recommend Mr. Patteson and plan to utilize him again in the future as additional legal needs arise.
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Posted by Dale | October 4, 2018
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Miracle Worker
We contacted Patteson Law and within hours we not only had our initial appointment; all the required documents were ready for signature. We were caught up with a sudden death and near impossible task of probating 2 estates. Richard and his staff went way above the call of duty to assist us as we left for our own home and needed not only the wills probated but a complicated vehicle issue resolved. Truly a professional who is called to just help the common folks he encounters. You will do no better than to take your legal affairs to him.
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Posted by Lori | August 28, 2018
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Mrs.
Our family was in an emergency situation and I googled an attorney for the specific needs we were facing and called his office on a Monday morning at 9:00 am. HE answered the phone personally—HE went to work immediately- HE Called me back personally and totally handled the case promptly, professionally and above and beyond our satisfaction. We have had dealings with MANY attorneys over the past 30 years and this attorney by far exhibited both knowledge and integrity above anyone we had ever met. You will thank me for recommending this man to you!!!!! He is in my phone on speed dial.
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Posted by Donna | February 8, 2018
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Glad I Hired Attorney Richard Patteson
Mr. Patteson was quick to answer any questions any time they came up regarding my special needs daughter's guardianship case. Explanations were easy to understand. The process was clear and concise. Very professionally handled by our Lawyer and his office. I felt very respected and he represented and handled everything with great attention to detail while offering reasonable billing. Great attitude and general concern for clients at this office.
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Posted by Jeffrey Zaber | December 29, 2017
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Absolute Perfect Attorney! I Highly Recommend
Richard Patteson is absolutely, hands down, the Best Attorney around! I have worked with several good attorneys in my 51 years and no other Attorney that I've ever worked with has been as Professional, Detailed in all of his work, Highly educated and responsive when I needed an answer to a question and had excellent recommendations to a case when I needed them. Mr. Patteson is extremely fair with his pricing and will not waste your time or your money. If you are looking for a Outstanding Attorney that possess the highest level of Honesty and Integrity, will work extremely hard for you and has a great work ethic, look no further than Richard Patteson! You will be glad that you did! Respectfully, Jeff Zaber Preferred On-Site Fleet Services of Texas, LLC
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Posted by Kacie | December 14, 2017
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Heaven sent!
My husband and I hired Mr.Patteson for a adoption, Richard is very prompt and professional. I highly recommend Mr.Patteson for any legal issues!
Posted by Matthew | December 4, 2017
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Very professional!!
My wife and I hired Mr. Patteson for a adoption case. Mr. Patteson is very professional and very knowledgeable about his job. He got our case done in a very timely manner, I will definitely be recommending him.
Posted by Kristy | November 10, 2017
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Great Lawyer
I was referred to Mr. Patteson by a co-worker and hired him to probate my parents will. He works quickly, efficiently and returns calls promptly. He walked me through all I needed to settle the estate, in language I could understand. I would highly recommend him and will use him again.
Posted by Shaina | October 30, 2017
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A lawyer that truly cares about his clients.
I hired Richard Patteson to help me receive early termination of probation, and we won! He was very caring and understand of my needs and worked well with me and my family to achieve my early release. Mr. Patteson was a great help and did his job well, very professional. I recommend him over many Lawyers in Tyler.
Posted by Christian | October 11, 2017
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Excellent!
I've never had such ease dealing with a court issue, for a great price and awesome service. Mr. Patterson was able to resolve my issue with the court in 10 min. I would recommend him to anyone who has a case in Smith county.
Posted by Bari | June 24, 2017
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Great Service
After several attempts to contact a lawyer who could help me with some property issues in Texas (I’m out of state), I was fortunate enough to find Richard Patteson. I was connected with him through Lawyer.com. I was able to speak with him about my situation and he explained my options in easy to understand terms. In addition, he gave me his direct phone number and cell phone for additional questions. As I began working with him, I quickly realized he had a very strong reputation. The people at the assessor’s office all knew him. I also learned that he had been a judge for 20 years. Throughout my case, he responded to every email within a day and was available when I called. I even called to leave a message one Saturday, and he took my call. Anita, his assistant, also was available to answer questions on the phone or by email. I am very glad I found Mr. Patteson. He was always professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He resolved my issues without delay, and I would be happy to work with him again in the future. Mr. Patteson and Anita made the probate painless. Thank you both!
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Posted by Latrina | June 1, 2017
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Hire This Attorney!
I'm absolutely grateful and impressed with the attentiveness, clear communication and prompt resolution on my Tx DL issue by Attorney Patteson. I've spent thousands of dollars, prior, on attorney fees but none where as straight to the point nor did those attorneys genuinely have MY best interest at heart as attorney Patteson, he never gave me false expectations and did exactly what he said he would do! This was indeed money well spent on an attorney that got the job done well within and exceeded my expectations! I will retain him for any future issues for myself as well as my family and I would also recommend him 110% for anyone looking to have an attorney get the job done!!!! Thank you again, Attorney Patteson you rock!!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Judge
  • City Of Tyler, Texas
  • 1995 - 2016

Education

  • University of Arkansas: Fayet
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1986

Associations

  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association
  • Past President
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  • Smith County Young Lawyers' Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Smith County Young Lawyers' Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
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  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Alzheimer's Alliance of Northeast, Texas, Inc.
  • Former Board Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Probate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is always prepared and does a good job for his clients. He is also very reasonable with what he charges."
Tyler Family Lawyer Richard B. Patteson
Richard B. Patteson
Family Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available