Vandeveer Garzia - Attorneys and Counselors - Servicing the Troy and Metro Detroit Area

Rick J. Patterson

Partner

Phone: (248) 312-2800
Direct Phone: (248) 312-2974
Fax: (248) 879-0042
Email: rpatterson@vgpclaw.com

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Began working for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office while still in law school and continued until after passing the bar exam.  Worked at Potter, DeAgostino, O’Dea & Patterson for over 23 years handling a wide range of legal cases from pre-suit through appeal.  Handled appeals in the Michigan Courts, including oral argument and numerous filings with the Supreme Court as well as over 40 cases in the court of appeals.  Also briefed and argued cases in the Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and handled litigation in numerous federal district courts across the country. 

Education

University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law

Juris Doctor Degree, 1996, Cum Laude

Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society

Law Review Member

 

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Business

Administration Degree, 1992

Licenses

State of Michigan

U.S. District Court of Michigan ‑ Eastern District

U.S. District Court of Michigan ‑ Western District

U.S. District Court of Ohio ‑ Northern District

U.S. District Court of Texas ‑ Southern District

U.S. District Court of Indiana ‑ Southern District

U.S. District Court of Colorado U.S. District Court of Wisconsin ‑ Eastern District

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit              

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit            

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

Michigan Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association