Steven R. PattersonAttorney


Steven R. Patterson managed the Family Law departments of two other law firms before opening the doors of his own Patterson Law Firm in 1986. With over three decades of experience in litigation and Family Law experience, he has learned to analyze complex Family Law matters and Estate issues quickly and he repeatedly brings these cases to successful conclusions for his clients. He makes it a point to maintain close relationships with highly qualified professionals in fields, to include experts in counseling, personal financial management, business evaluations and Estate Planning and distributions. Mr. Patterson leverages these relationships to better advise each of his clients on the possible resolutions of the issues and to prepare for any problems he may foresee in their individual case. As the head of Patterson Law, he goes out of his way to make sure that the firm’s efforts are one hundred percent focused on obtaining a successful resolution of every client’s issue.

California State Bar

University of California Santa Barbara
Western State University College of Law, JD

Describe your strengths as it pertains to your Practice Area.

I believe it’s important to evaluate all of the factors in each case. We do this by maintaining a sophisticated and in-depth legal assessment that includes a complete review of the law as well as consulting with experts in related fields. I also like to include the client in strategizing, planning and developing the presentation of the case. I am a big proponent of staying in consistent communication with each of my clients—from the initial consultation to end of the case and even beyond, managing post-judgment affairs such as organizing a client’s assets and cash flow.

Describe your approach to a case.

Preparation is always number one. I pay special attention to make sure I have all the documents and statements and paperwork needed to ensure I will successfully resolve my client’s case. I don’t believe there is such a thing as being over-prepared.

What are Community Activities,
 Non-Profit/Charities are you involved in?
I am an active participant in the Chamber of Commerce, the Yorba Linda Rotary Club and am very involved in my church, Messiah Lutheran. I volunteer when I can, both locally and internationally, and support a number of Orange County youth sports and arts programs.

What do you do on the weekends, time off, leisure time?

I like to spend as much time outdoors as I can. My favorite activities are bicycling, kayaking, surfing, boating and participating in youth sports programs.

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