P. Caleb Patterson
I became a lawyer for a cliched but true reason- I wanted to help people. Today, that desire remains the heart of my law practice. I am passionate about helping my clients solve their problems - whether that’s how to start a new business, understanding what their contract says, getting justice for unlawful discrimination, or suing a contractor who didn’t do their job.
I cut my teeth at “Big Law” firms, where I learned how to analyze, research, negotiate, and strategize from some of the best attorneys in the state of Texas. Over the course of my career, my natural curiosity and love of learning have earned me experience in numerous areas of law and as both plaintiff and defense counsel. This experience helps me understand and analyze a client’s case so that I can provide an honest assessment and a plan of action.
Writing has been a hobby and passion of mine for most of my life (I earned a degree in English) and that’s true in my professional life as well. I think the law is complicated enough; lawyers shouldn’t make it any harder with poorly drafted agreements or documents. I know that a well-drafted contract, estate plan, or other agreement can save my clients countless time and money down the road by avoiding future disputes. It is always my goal to be clear, concise, and conclusive.
In addition to my legal work, I’m active in the Dallas community as a volunteer. I’ve served on the Board of Directors for Black Tie Dinner Inc., an LBGTQ fundraising organization, as well as the Dallas Leadership Council of Lambda Legal. I also regularly accept pro bono clients through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and other legal aid organizations. When I’m not working, you can find me traveling with my fiance, David, taking in the latest superhero movie, or lounging somewhere comfortable with a good book.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW Fayetteville, Arkansas
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, May 2007
Arkansas Law Review, Note & Comment Editor
Benjamin J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition, Chair
T. C. & Rosemary Carlson Constitutional Law Award, Recipient
Dean’s List, all semesters
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Fayetteville, Arkansas
Bachelors of Arts, May 2004
Major: English with a creative writing emphasis
Honors and Publications
Texas Rising Star 2014-15, 2017, Employment and Labor, as selected by Super Lawyers Magazine
Co-Author, Double Jeopardy: The Inherent Dangers of Dual CPS & Criminal Cases, The Defender (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association), Fall 2013
Author, Have I Been SLAPPed? Arkansas’s Attempt to Curb Abusive Litigation: The Citizen Participation in Government Act, 60 Ark. L. Rev. 507 (2007)
Former Member, Dallas Leadership Council for Lambda Legal
Board Member, Black Tie Dinner, Inc.
Volunteer, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program