Law Firm in Santa Barbara, CA

Patterson Law

Patterson Law | Law Firm photo
Specializing in personal injury since 1985.
Santa Barbara Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
The Santa Barbara attorney at the Law Offices of Robert S. Patterson pursues personal injury cases such as auto, truck and, slip and fall accidents in Santa Barbara, California. Patterson Law specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We recover compensation for victims of negligence and other wrongful conduct, and we have effectively represented injured persons in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years. Patterson Law clients have recovered more than twenty million dollars in compensation for their injuries and losses.
Providing large-firm experience with a small-firm touch
We are a small, boutique-style, law firm offering personalized attention to each client, quality representation, and outstanding results. This is not a large corporate law firm or “mill” focused on the number of cases it can settle each year. We understand the serious consequences accidents can have. Our clients receive the time and attention they need to address their individual challenges, prepare their case for trial, and, if necessary, try their case to a jury verdict. The lawyer at your initial consultation will be handling your case to conclusion. You will have access to your lawyer to ask questions or discuss your case whenever necessary. Most important, while you and your family are focused on your injuries and losses, an experienced, committed, and aggressive advocate will be protecting your interests and preparing your case recover the compensation you are entitled to, either through jury trial or the settlement of your case.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)  Personal Injury
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)  Product Liability
 Injuries & Accidents
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Southern California, B.A., 1969
Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1977
Bob was inspired and motivated to protect the constitutional rights of others, so he attended law school. He graduated with honors, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law, and he practiced criminal law for several years as a public defender in Colorado and California. Bob tried many serious criminal cases to verdict, he lectured on criminal defense and trial practice, and he was recognized for his success and dedication as a public defender. Bob then joined a large, well-known civil law firm in Santa Barbara where, as a litigation partner for 20 years, he specialized in commercial and personal injury litigation. He tried many cases to verdict, and he found particular satisfaction in obtaining just compensation for the victims of negligence and other wrongdoing.

In 2005 Bob opened Patterson Law to specialize in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Since then, he has recovered more than $20 million dollars for his clients.

Bob is a member of the California State Bar, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and the California Association of Consumer Attorneys. He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which signifies the “highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.” Bob has been active in the Bar Association, lecturing at the annual Bench & Bar Conference and serving as Chair of the Committee for Judicial Nominees Evaluation which reports to the Governor regarding local judicial candidates.

Bob is active in community projects and youth sports. He was president of the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club for many years, providing young women with an opportunity to compete in organized volleyball, and he chaired a joint committee to acquire the Santa Barbara National Guard Armory on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Unified School District. The Armory gym is now utilized as a sports facility for girls’ volleyball.

Bob graduated from USC with a B.A. in communications, and he received his J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law (“Berkeley Law”).
Bar Admissions
1977, California 1978, Colorado
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33 West Mission Street
Suite 201