Michael A. Patterson
Of Counsel/Founding Partner

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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 an 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.

Practice Areas

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

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional & Community Service:

  • Past President, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Past President, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions
  • Past Chair, Senior Lawyer Division, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 1999 Louisiana State Bar Association President’s Award
  • 2013 LSU Law Center Distinguished Achievement Honoree


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA


  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University


  • Louisiana State University


Michael A. Patterson