Bob specializes in personal injury law. Patterson Law primarily represents the victims of negligence; he has recovered more than $20 million on their behalf. Following law school, Bob practiced criminal law as a public defender; he was recognized for his successes and dedication; and after 7 years he was invited to join a well-known civil law firm in Santa Barbara. He became a partner in the firm’s litigation department; he represented plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and personal injury litigation for 20 years. Bob opened Patterson Law in 2005 to serve persons injured by the wrongdoing of others. Bob’s experience includes more than 60 jury trials.
Bob belongs to the California State Bar, the Santa Barbara Bar Association, and the California Association of Consumer Attorneys. He has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the “highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.” He has spoken at various conferences including the annual Bench & Bar Conference in Santa Barbara; and he has chaired the Bar committee responsible for reviewing the qualifications of judicial candidates and reporting its findings to the Governor.
Bob is active in the Santa Barbara community. He chaired the committee jointly appointed by the City Council and School District to acquire the National Guard Armory for community purposes. Bob supports youth sports: he was president of the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club for several years; and he remains dedicated to providing opportunities for young women to participate in organized volleyball at all levels.
Bob received his undergraduate degree from USC and his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Law).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Distinguished Lawyers||Lawyers of Distinction||2019|
|Top Attorneys of North America||Who's Who Legal||2019|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Principal Attorney||Patterson Law||2005 - Present|
|Partner||Price, Postel & Parma||1985 - 2005|
|Public Defender||Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office||1983 - 1985|
|Public Defender||Colorado State Public Defender's Office||1977 - 1982|
|Clerk||Alameda County Public Defender's Office||1975 - 1976|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2010 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||1987 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1977 - Present|
|Santa Barbara County Bar Association||Chair, Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee (JNE)||1995 - 2001|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1977 - 1982|
|University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Southern California||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Bench and Bar Conference||Insurance Coverage Issues||1991|
|Bench and Bar Conference||Elder Abuse||1990|
|California Public Defenders Association||Jury Selection||1985|
|California Public Defenders Association||Prosecutorial Misconduct||1984|
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