Gary Patterson is the managing member of Patterson Legal Group, LC and has represented injured people for over 20 years. Gary grew up in Savannah, Missouri, and earned his undergraduate degree at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. He was awarded his master’s degree in criminal justice at University of Central Missouri. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a probation and parole officer for the State of Missouri.
Gary earned his Juris Doctorate at Washburn University where he graduated with honors and served on Washburn Law Journal and Moot Court. While in law school, Gary clerked for the Kansas Department of Administration and also for the Shawnee County, Kansas, District Court Judges.
Upon graduation, Gary worked for a large firm in Wichita in the area of civil litigation and in early 1994, Gary left to begin his own law firm. Patterson Legal Group, LC is an outgrowth of the effort.
Gary has been selected as one of the Top 100 Kansas Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers from 2009-2020. He has also received other honors including repeated recognition as a Super Lawyer in the state of Kansas. He has successfully litigated a variety of cases including wrongful death, medical malpractice and automotive product liability. He has recovered millions of dollars for the clients of Patterson Legal Group LC.
Gary has been married to his wife, Ann, for 35 years and has a daughter, Megan and a son, Tyler. He is a doting grandpa to Ava, 6 years and Ellie, 4 years.
J.D. Washburn University, Topeka, KS (1989)
Master in Criminal Justice Administration, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO (1981)
B.S. Psychology Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO (1976)
United States District Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
Kansas Association for Justice
Board of Governors
Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association
Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Thoughts on Law:
True, we build no bridges, we raise no towers, we construct no engines, We paint no pictures. There is little of all that we do that the eye can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up the burdens of others and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state. John W. Davis
Thoughts on Life:
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller
Thoughts on the Lessons I’ve Learned:
The important things in life aren’t things.