Ken Patterson has been a trial lawyer for more than 38 years, primarily defending personal injury and medical malpractice cases on behalf of his clients. Ken has tried cases in 20 different Texas counties and has completed 76 medical malpractice trials. He has a remarkable track record of success, having achieved a favorable verdict for his clients in over 96 percent of cases tried. Ken has also had many trial and appellate successes in non-medical matters. He was selected 2012-2015 Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, an honor bestowed upon only 5% of attorneys in Texas.
Ken is adept at handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is primarily involved in the defense of physicians, but also represents several hospitals, including Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo and Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Ken also represents physicians and other health care providers in issues pending before the Texas Medical Board, the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and other regulatory agencies.
Ken is also a trained mediator and occasionally uses his years of experience in that capacity for others involved in litigation. Before forming his own firm, Ken had 12 years of experience as a member and partner in the Dallas law firm where he began his practice. Ken was a partner at Patterson and Wagner from 1992 to 2012 prior to joining HHDU.
Ken is a native Texan who completed all of his academic training at Baylor University. Upon his graduation from Baylor Law School, he had an extensive amount of instruction in litigation. He was a successful member of the Baylor Moot Court Competition team and won the National Championship for Baylor in the 1980 National Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers.