Michael J. Patton
Michael J. Patton was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1980. He received a law degree at the University of Missouri at Columbia (J.D., 1980). While in law school, Mr. Patton was a member of the Missouri Law Review, 1978–1980. His undergraduate degree was completed at Missouri State University (B.S., 1977).
Mr. Patton joined the firm in 1980 and became a shareholder in 1983. He was the recipient of the Missouri Bar’s David J. Dixon Appellate Practice Award in 1989 and the Missouri Bar’s Purcell Professionalism Award in 2018.
Mr. Patton’s practice areas are generally concentrated on alternate dispute resolution, mediation, medical malpractice, products liability, insurance defense and coverage, bad faith, and civil trial and appellate practice.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Mr. Patton is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.
He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Missouri Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.