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Sanders Baker Patton

Child custody Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sanders

Learn Sanders’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Your child is the most important thing in your world. A Cordell & Cordell family attorney will fight to maximize your role in your children’s lives.

  2. Child support
    Traditionally, something the parent with less custody would pay to the other parent. A Cordell & Cordell attorney will work to preserve your financial interests and the interests of your children.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Whether you are facing a contested divorce or uncontested divorce our family law attorneys will work with you to outline your divorce goals and prepare you for your case.

  4. Family
    Cordell & Cordell exclusively practices family law with a focus on men’s divorce, child custody, paternity, and modifications. Our divorce attorneys focus on family law, allowing them to have a deeper understanding of the family court system.

Sacramento divorce attorney Sanders B. Patton strongly believes everyone needs help in moments of distress. Divorce is no different.

“Helping others to navigate the complicated process and sorting out the problems that come from dissolving a marriage, making simple that which is confusing, is important to me,” he said.

Mr. Patton works extremely well with all parties involved in the family law process. His experience in criminal defense taught him to achieve the best result possible when the stakes are at their highest.

“This is not a quick process, and it is often overwhelming,” he said. “I am here to guide you through, answer your questions, and provide guidance on the direction your case can take. Most of all, I am here to fight for you and to ensure the best outcome given the circumstances.

“I will listen to your concerns, advocate for your rights, and always give you my honest opinion about your case.”

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Patton practiced criminal defense (state and federal) and civil litigation.


Cordell & Cordell
500 Capitol Mall
Suite 2120
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2014
I highly recommend Sanders Patton for legal representation.
Sanders Patton was very accessible and responded to our inquiries quickly and accurately. He was personable and answered all of our questions while handling everything with our best interest in mind. He was able to provide an outcome that was better than we had anticipated. We are grateful and would use him again if the need should arise. He comes with our highest recommendation.
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Posted by Mark | March 11, 2013
Excellent service
We came to Sanders on a recommendation and were well taken care of. He was able to get my wife's BAC reduced thereby keeping the penalties minimized. His personal manner and ability to explain what we were up against put us at ease and made us very comfortable.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2013
Expert, Kind, Results
I was referred to Sanders Patton to represent me in a divorce matter recently. Mr. Patton took all the time needed to understand the matter and to explain the law and what he could do. His kindness throughout was very comforting. Mr Patton kept me informed of developments. In the end, Mr Patton obtained a satisfactory result. His expertise, manner, and follow-through were exemplary. I would definitely turn to him again if needed and recommend him to others..
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Posted by Gabriel | March 8, 2013
Sanders Patton, Esq. Fine lawyer.
Sanders Patton, Esq. represented me in a case that was very important to me. He prepared information for the judge that was irrefutable and we won the case handily. He is a competent, pleasant fellow who knows his stuff and presents it to the client in an understandable and logical manner. He is a very good lawyer and I would recommend him amply.
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Posted by Otho | July 20, 2012
Mr. Patton went above and beyond my expectations...Thank You!
I had a illegitamite restraining order set against me and won... I had a domestic violence case set against me and won... Being a criminal defense Attotney he even helped me out with two civil law suits... Sanders Patton is the best Lawyer i have ever known.
Posted by Leon | June 28, 2012
Excellent Defense in 2 cases in Superior Court
Sanders is not like other attorneys that rarely return your calls or emails. Sanders finds time to relate to all questions you may have about your case. There are no empty promises, but realistic/pragmatic approach. Great thinking, great logic, and great results.
Posted by Anna | June 28, 2012
One of a kind lawyer
I have had 2 experiences in the past with lawyers, bad and worse. My expectations had dropped to a level where I felt it was senseless to seek advice from a lawyer. Sanders Patton was recommended to me by a friend, whom I trust. And she did not let me down. I met with Mr Patton and discussed a very sensitive, but serious issue that my son was involved in. Without any hesitation, he listened, analyzed, adviced and came up with a plan of action. He was knowledgable about the law and aware of current community issues involving teens. He made my son feel comfortable in the knowledge that Mr Patton could relate to his concerns and advice accordingly. Mr Patton has helped my family through a time that I would not wish on anyone. He went above and beyond and beyond to help us and I will br forever endebted to him.
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Posted by Yvonne | July 9, 2012
Great attorney...
Mr. Patton was professional and very responsive to my needs and requirements. At the same time, he was compassionate which is something a lot of attorneys lack. I have not had satisfactory experiences with other attorneys in the past, but this is one attorney I would recommend.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2019 - Present
  • Felony Attorney
  • Placer County Public Defender
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of C. Bradley Patton
  • 2009 - 2019


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Reese
  • Plea to petty theft, no custody.
  • Baker v. Jones
  • Request denied. Attorney fees granted.
  • Talley v. Behr
  • Request denied.
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  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • South District Court, Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honors Award
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Youth in Court Day
  • We defend murderers, rapists, and child molesters, and we are proud of it
  • 2014
  • Youth in Court Day
  • We defend murderers, rapists, and child molesters, and we are proud of it
  • 2013
  • Youth in Court Day
  • We defend murders, rapists, and child molesters, and we are proud of it
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Sanders
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wonderful attorney who is very smart and diligent in his work. Also an amazing trial lawyer who genuinely does his best to get the best results for each client he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patton is a personable, intelligent and hard working attorney that cares about his clients. He works hard to get them excellent results. This attorney is an asset to the San Diego legal community and I recommend him to any individual facing a criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great lawyer who works hard for his clients to get results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patton is a wildly experienced and aggressive attorney who is has earned a tremendous reputation in the San Diego legal community. I have known Mr. Patton for a number of years and I routinely utilize him as a source of knowledge in my own practice. I would refer family and friends to Mr. Patton without hesitation, secure in the fact that they would receive the best possible representation. I highly endorse Mr. Patton and wish nothing but success for him and his practice"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Patton is one of the best Criminal Defense Attorneys i know. I wouldn't hesitate to send any of my clients to him. I know they would get the same, or better, care as they would with my office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Sanders Patton as a criminal defense attorney. He is well qualified and committed to providing excellent legal services to his clients. He is compassionate, ethical, and knowledgeable about the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Patton on a very serious murder case last year. Mr. Patton was responsible for all motions and research related to the murder trial. I found his work to be very thorough, well written, and exactly on point with the law. He demonstrated a real grasp of the nuances and current status of the law. His work was very good and I wouldn't hesitate to utilize his services in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Patton for several years and I have always found him to be knowledgeable and experienced in criminal defense. Mr. Patton has a great knowledge of how the Vista court operates which benefits his clients. I would recommend Mr. Patton for any criminal defense matters you may have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Family member
"Sanders is the type of attorney I would want by my side through a criminal matter. He is knowledgeable, personable and straightforward, and is always a zealous advocate for his clients. He truly cares about the outcome of every case he is involved with and has a way of putting others at ease and listening to their specific concerns. His character is above reproach, such that he is not only respected by clients, but by other attorneys, judges and court staff. Sanders has my complete endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Sanders grow into an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Friend
"Sanders Patton is a close personal friend of mine as well as a colleague and fellow criminal defense lawyer. He is a proud soon to be father and a loving husband. His moral character is second to no one else that I know. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of criminal defense and he is an excellent trial attorney. If you want an attorney who will zealously advocate for you and legitimately care about you your family and your case then he is an excellent choice. I gladly give him my highest recommendation."
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