Michael A. Patterson

Michael A. Patterson
Michael A. Patterson
Of Counsel/Founding Partner

Contact Info

Practice areas:
Alternate Dispute Resolution:  Arbitration & Mediation
Corporate Litigation
Design & Construction
Professional Liability

Admitted to practice before:
All Louisiana State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

BA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
JD, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
LLM, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu CA

Professional & Community Service:
Past president, Louisiana State Bar Association
Past president, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Past Chair, Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions
Chairman, Senior Lawyer Division, Louisiana State Bar Association
1999 Louisiana State Bar Association President’s Award
2013 LSU Law Center Distinguished Achievement Honoree

One of Long Law Firm’s founding members, Michael A. Patterson is a senior litigation partner with more than 40 years of trial experience. A founding member of the Patterson Resolution Group, Mike frequently serves as settlement counsel for companies seeking early effective resolution to their disputes. Mike is a member of the American Arbitration Association construction and mediation panels.  An adjunct faculty member at the LSU Law Center, Mike teaches advanced trial techniques and evidence.  He is a frequent speaker on these subjects.  In 2002, he served as a judge pro tempore on the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal.