Attorney Profile

Pete Patterson, Attorney

Houston Business Litigation Attorney

Attorney Pete PattersonMr. Patterson is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 5% of practicing attorneys achieve board certification and fewer hold certification in multiple areas. As of early 2016, only 351 attorneys in the state of Texas are board certified in both of these fields.

Pete received his undergraduate degree along with a double minor from the University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Pete was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990 and is qualified to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, as well as, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.

During his career, Mr. Patterson has realized over $180 Million in trial verdicts, judgments, public and confidential settlements, and or recoveries for his clients during his career. Mr. Patterson has demonstrated his abilities in many ways, earning numerous awards and legal distinctions for his advocacy as a business litigation attorney in Houston.

Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® - 10 Years Straight
  • Texas "Super Lawyer" - 10 Years Straight
  • Texas "Super Lawyer" Top 100 – 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers of America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • National Register's Who's Who, Multiple Years
  • YEO - Entrepreneur of the Year 2001

Memberships and Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Less than 1% of practicing attorneys)
  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The Houston Bar Association
  • The Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • The Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • YEO - International Board Member

Community Involvement

Civic Organizations:

  • President and Board Member of the Neartown Association (the largest neighborhood organization in Houston)
  • President and Board Member of the Park Civic Association
  • Board Member, Neartown Community Development Corporation

Business Organizations:

  • Local chapter of the Young Entrepreneur's Organization (YEO), serving as the 1997 Finance Chair, the 1998 Education Co-Chair, 1999 Education Chair, and in 2001 as President of the local chapter.
  • YEO International Board from 2002-2004 (active member)

Political Activity:

  • Mayor's Task force related to SOBs when they began to invade residential neighborhoods in Houston.
  • Multiple years on the Board of The Child Advocates
  • The Houston Small Business Development Corporation (nominated by the Houston City Council and confirmed by then Mayor Bob Lanier)

Academic Activity

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center at the Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Visiting Lecturer at Baylor College's MBA Program
  • Wayland Academy Board of Trustees

Learn more about Pete and his background: (713) 489-1215.

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