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Samuel David Patry

Divorce and separation Attorney

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Sam Patry

  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 3 years
    Ohio - OH 16 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Samuel

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Louisville divorce lawyer Samuel D. Patry began practicing law in 2007. Mr. Patry initially served as an assistant municipal prosecutor and subsequently served as an assistant county prosecutor in Allen County, Ohio, where he honed his trial skills and earned an award for his work in domestic violence cases.

After moving into the private sector, Mr. Patry’s practice areas included small business representation (formation and transactions), commercial litigation and divorce.

Mr. Patry’s desire to help people through difficult times and trial work led to his exclusive focus on family law.


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  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Jennifer | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After my dissolution and custody cases were finalized, I was still in the control of my abusive ex-husband. Hiring Samuel Patry was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only did he help me find my "voice;" as my attorney, he believed in my and my case. He fought for justice and made me believe my case was personal for him. The time and devotion he put into my case went above all expectations I could have expected. For the first time in my life, I had someone willing to fight for me and make me stand up for myself with him by me all the way. I have had several cases that we have worked together on, and every time I walked away the clear winner. As we prepare for another case, I have my full trust and confidence in Mr. Patry.
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Posted by timothy | July 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
tennat fraud
Excellent lawyer,compassionate and truly concern not just about my case,but also my well being. He guided me through a difficult time in my life with sound legal and personal advice that still holds true today. I turn to Samuel for all legal matters,no regrets.
Posted by Bryan | May 14, 2015
Worth the representation
I called Samuel to help me when I was facing some legal issues. He was extremely knowledgeable in my situation, helped guide me through the entire process and more importantly, he was able to help me understand and translate from the legal terms into what it really meant for me. I have and always will recommend Samuel to any of my friends, family and clients of my own.
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Posted by Emily | May 13, 2015
real estate purchase
Sam was a huge help not only by writing our contract to purchase, but in giving advice along the way as issues came up. He absolutely had our best interests in mind the entire time.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2015
Apartment Matter
I recently moved to a new apartment that clearly needed the carpet replaced due to the unacceptable conditition it was left in by the previous tenants. The leasing agent was not responding as well as she should have to my concerns of the carpet needing to be replaced. I was fortunate to have Samuel represent me in this matter and he did an incredible job in doing so. As soon as Samuel got involved, my carpet got replaced. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me. I was impressed with how he handled my matter and how quickly he got it resolved for me. I highly recommend Samuel to anyone looking for a lawyer to represent them.
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Posted by Nicholas | May 7, 2015
A fierce advocate for me, his client
In my belief, my university had a fiduciary obligation to properly advise me and direct me to take the necessary pre-requisites to succeed in my classes. After voicing my concerns about a specific class, I believed I was set up for failure which lead to an F in a five credit-hour class. My advisor breached that duty and as a result my transcript had been irreparably damaged and would precluded me from pursuing my vocation as a Physician Assistant. While the lost earning power and the damages associated with that reality are of course disappointing to say the least, the more devastating loss was the loss of my ability to pursue my dream. After contacting Samuel Patry, He took immediate action on my behalf with an exceptional call to duty. Mr. Patry presented me with the full list of options and his professional opinions - only with my best interest at the center. Ultimately we decided together, Mr. Patry took my situation in hand and litigated for the removal of that grade from my GPA. Initially the university was adamant that they would in fact make no changes to my transcript. After employing the services of Mr. Patry and his passion for my resolve, the university quickly overruled their previous decision. Without him, I would still be haunted by the shadow of that failure, but he was able roll back the clouds to again reveal my bright future. I have also used his services to represent both sets of my grandparents estates. In both cases, Mr. Patry was extremely personable and committed to all four of my grandparents beyond reproach. He is definitely the ONLY lawyer I seek council from. I have total trust his commitment to me and my well-being.
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Posted by Susan | May 4, 2015
Great job!
Sam Patry did a great job for us! He successfully got our apartment deposit back from a landlord who refused to take our calls. Thanks Sam!!
Posted by mizuno626 | November 26, 2013
Tenacious Attorney
Sam helped me through a very difficult situation. He took the time to explain the issues to me so I could clearly understand the law. He was very knowledgeable and was able to obtain a great result for me and my family. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by David Crider | October 2, 2013
Sam is more than a Lawyer
Sam helped me through a very hard situation. He was more than a lawyer he was a friend as well. When you here the words counsel, Sam is a counselor and a attorney all in one. I cannot tell you in words how much Sam helped me in my personal life and my legal matters. Thanks Sam David
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2013
very knowledgeable and helpful
Mr. Patry patiently listened to my story and provided me with excellent advice. My consultation with him eased my mind and relieved a very stressful situation. I rest much easier knowing that Mr. Patry is looking out for my best interests.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2013
Review Samuel David Patry
Sam was very knowledgeable regarding all questions and concerns that I had with my case. He addressed and resolved all issues that needed to be dealt with in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family members.
Posted by Ashten | September 14, 2013
Extremely pleased with his work
I asked him for a consultation. He looked at my case the next day and realized I needed a lawyer more than I knew. He realized i was in a sticky situation with my ex fiance and he wanted to do anything to help. He did absolutely everything for me. I got what I needed and won my case. He even made it so my ex had to pay him for his work so i didn't have to. I would highly recommend him and use him again if I ever need him for anything in the future. Thanks again Samuel.
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Work Experience

  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2017 - 2024
  • Associate
  • Dysinger & Patry, LLC
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Dysinger & Associates
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Allen County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lima Municipal Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Lima City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Bruce Comly French, Bankruptcy Trustee & Attorney at Law
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Ohio Northern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Phillips, Montgomery County 2014-00086
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. Wilson
  • The trial court was affirmed.


  • Stanley Z. Greenberg Domestic Relations Forum
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Miami County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Top Attorneys
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Award of Recognition
  • Allen County Family Abuse Prevention Team
  • 2009
  • Order of Barristers
  • Ohio Northern University
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Cordell College
  • Drugs and Alcohol in Divorce
  • 2019
  • Cordell College
  • Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders
  • 2019
  • Tudor Financial Educational Program
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Tipp City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Briefing
  • Affordable Care Act
  • 2013
  • Lima Police Department Training
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (26)
Endorse Samuel
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"You would be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable lawyer in the area of custody and divorce. Detail-oriented and always prepared. Fights hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Sam on many cases, both as opposing counsel and to discuss various legal issues. I always find him to be knowledgeable and well-prepared. I value his opinions and would absolutely endorse him as a capable, qualified, and tenacious attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with many attorneys and I can say without hesitation that Sam is an amazing attorney. He never stops fighting for his clients and doesn't quit until he has achieved the best result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently concluded a divorce case with Sam, and the case had some unique facts and nuances. Sam worked hard for his client and navigated through the unique facts and nuances with ease. While we didn't go to trial in our case, I know he was ready, willing and able to try the case for his client if need be. Instead, we settled the case, and Sam was a good negotiator, too."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Samuel Patry is by far one of the sharpest attorneys I have practiced against. He strives to always obtain the best result for his clients and maintains a strong sense of integrity during the process. Whether during discovery or at trial, Samuel is a fierce advocate who misses nothing."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam's passion for achieving excellent results for his clients is clear in every conversation that I have with him. Due to Sam's commitment to his clients and his experience as a trial attorney, I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Other
"I have known Mr. Patry since law school. In law school, Mr. Patry demonstrated a high level of intellectualism and a love of the law. Post law school, he has been a strong advocate for his clients. Mr. Patry is involved with his community and cares about the improving his neighborhood."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Samuel Patry's exhibits a professional demeanor with all those he interacts with while representing his clients' zealously. Mr. Patry's communication skill is just one other benefit that his clients and other attorneys enjoy."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a hardworking and dedicated attorney. He is a great advocate for his clients and I highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great advocate for his clients! I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sam is an excellent attorney who I dealt with when he was a prosecuting attorney. I can assure anyone considering hiring him that he has extensive knowledge of criminal/traffic matters. Further, he always seeks to represent his party in interest with zealous advocacy. Most importantly, his reputation in the legal community is excellent because of his high ethical standards. About five years ago I had a case with Sam when he was prosecuting and there was a defect in the state's records that were necessary to make a breath test admissible. Rather than attempt to hide the ball or gloss over the issue, Sam exemplified the ideals of a prosecutor and called it to my attention before I picked it up. I can assure you that not all prosecutors would do this as they seek only convictions & forget that justice for and candor to the public, everyone INCLUDING the accused, should guide their hand. That memory sticks out to me, hundreds of OVIs later. I trust and respect him, you can too."
General practice Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is extraordinarily hard working, very intelligent, and extremely personable in every en devour he takes on. I believe the highest compliment one lawyer can give to another is referring clients their way, and I would not hesitate to refer cases to Sam. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A lot of attorneys think that the best place to learn Criminal Law is by having worked in a local prosecutor's office before an attorney goes out on their own to help people understand Criminal Law and the legal system and how to cope with it and defend themselves. They are right. That is just part of what gives attorney Patry his knowledge and experience in this area of law. He does business law and general practice too, and he has a lot of great info freely available on his web site. Bottom line is he knows the law and cares about making sure people get a fair shake and understand their rights. If his office is anywhere near you and you've got a legal problem, call hiim. He can be your answer. I recommend him to you."
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Samuel David Patry
Divorce and separation Attorney
Licensed for 16 years