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.