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David Alan Patton

David Alan Patton

Lonich & Patton, LLP
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • California
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David Patton is a Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, limiting his practice to family law exclusively. He heads the firm's family law practice.

Mr. Patton has 22 years experience as a trial lawyer, spending his early years focusing on insurance defense and plaintiff's personal injury cases. After co-founding Lonich & Patton in 1994, Mr. Patton developed the firm's family law practice. Since then, he has become one of Silicon Valley's top family law attorneys. Mr. Patton is a certified family law specialist. Only attorneys certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization may represent themselves as such.

To be certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, an attorney must:

Be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of California
Pass a comprehensive written examination covering California Family Law
Have substantial experience in the field of Family Law
Complete specified and State Bar approved legal education requirements applicable to the family law field
Be favorably evaluated by judges and other attorneys concerning his or her knowledge, ability and experience in the practice of Family Law

A certified Family Law Specialist maintains and improves his or her knowledge and competence in the family law field regularly.

Mr. Patton delivers valuable trial experience and cost management to the firm's family law clients. He seeks settlement whenever possible. However, when a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, he draws upon his strong litigation and trial skills to obtain excellent results for his clients in court. Mr. Patton was born in Oakland, California in 1960. He is a fifth generation resident of the State of California. Mr. Patton attended Skyline High School, where he was captain of the Skyline ski racing team.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Lonich & Patton, LLP
- Current
Attorney
Collins & Zapala
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Education
Univ of California Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Awards
Superlawyer
Superlawyers/San Francisco Magazine
Superlawyer
Superlawyers/San Francisco Magazine
Superlawyer
Superlawyers/San Francisco Magazine
Superlawyer
Superlawyers/San Francisco Magazine
Blitmore's Who's Who
Blitmore
Superlawyer
Superlawyers/San Francisco Magazine
Superlawyers-Star Search
Super Lawyers.com
AV Rated Firm
Martindale Hubble
Board Certified Specialist, Family Law
California Board of Legal Specialization
Silicon Valley's Top Attorneys
San Jose Magazine
Who's Who in American Law
Marquis Who's Who
Law Review
Santa Clara University
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
Commissioner, State Bar Family Law Advisory Commission
- Current
Association of Certified Family Law Specialist
Member
- Current
Santa Clara Bar Association
Family Law
- Current
Better Buisness Bureau
Member
- Current
Santa Clara Superior Court
Arbitrator/Volunteer Settlement Judge
- Current
U.S Court of Appeals
Qualified/Admitted
- Current
California State Bar # 135221
Member
- Current
Santa Clara Bar Association
Member
- Current
U.S Federal Courts
Qualified/Admitted
- Current
Creekside Village Homeowners Association
President
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
President/Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Grandparent Visitation Rights
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Huffington Post Article Argues For Increased Accountability For Parents Misusing Child Support Funds
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Is Summary Dissolution Right For You?
Lonich & Patton,LLP Blog
Marital Debts: What You Need To Know
Lonich & Patton,LLP Blog
Something To Consider Before Marriage: Divorce Insurance & Prenuptial Agreements
Lonich & Patton,LLP Blog
What is Domestic Violence? How You Can Get An Emergency Protective Order
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Father Connected To 23 Children Sent To Prison In Child Support Case
Lonich & Patton,LLP Blog
Different Types Of California Child Custody Arrangements Explained
Lonich & Patton,LLP Blogs
Certifications
Certified Family Law Specialist
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lonich & Patton Website
Blog
Lonich & Patton Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Suite 400
1871 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
USA
Telephone: (408) 553-0801
Fax: (408) 553-0807