Mr. Patterson specializes in real estate and municipal bond finance law. He has served as lead bond counsel in connection with the issuance of bonds by the state of Georgia. He also has represented several governmental authorities and entities, particularly in matters relating to housing and redevelopment.
Mr. Patterson has served as President of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, President of the Gate City Bar Association, Chairman of the Judicial Commission of the City of Atlanta, member of the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Specialization and Recertification and the Formal Advisory Opinion Board, as well as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Examiners where he served as Chairman in 2002.
Mr. Patterson has served as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. He has served as President of the Board of Directors of the Sadie G. Mays Nursing Home; President of the Intergenerational Resource Center; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; Penn Cultural Center, Frogmore, South Carolina; Leadership Atlanta; Chairperson of the Church Council of Cascade United Methodist Church and the Board of Directors of The Heritage Fund of the Atlanta Medical Association, Inc. Mr. Patterson has also served as the Chairman of the Legal Redress Committee of the Atlanta Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of which he is a life member. He is also a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is also a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Boulé and serves as its General Counsel. In addition to his full-time legal practice, Mr. Patterson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Clark Atlanta University School of Education.
Mr. Patterson is listed in editions of Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America.
Mr. Patterson began his career as a partner in the law firm of Jackson, Patterson & Parks founded by Maynard Jackson, former Mayor of the City of Atlanta.
Mr. Patterson graduated from Fisk University with honors in 1965 with a major in History. He matriculated at Harvard Law School in September 1965 where he graduated in 1968. He was a founding member of the Harvard Black Law Students Association in 1967. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.