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Robert S. Patterson

Knowledgeable Santa Barbara attorney

Attorney Robert S. Patterson has been protecting the rights of clients for nearly 35 years. He began his practice in Golden, Colorado, where he had clerked as a student, serving as a public defender and then as a trial lawyer. He accepted a position as a public defender in Santa Barbara, California and later worked with Santa Barbara attorneys Price, Postel & Parma, one of the oldest law firms in California. He was a commercial litigator with that prominent firm for 20 years.

Large-firm experience, small-firm service

In 2004, Robert S. Patterson decided that he wanted to work more closely with clients than was possible in a large firm. He opened Patterson Law to provide clients the experience and skills he had gained in a large firm, with a small-firm touch. He is committed to providing you the diligence, skill, effectiveness and commitment needed to win maximum compensation for your injuries.

Personal injury attorney in Santa Barbara with broad legal experience

Patterson Law handles most types of personal injury cases in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California, including:

  • Back injuries
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Head injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability (accountants, investment advisors, architects)
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Wrongful death


  • State Bar of Colorado State Bar of California


  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1977

Community involvement

Robert has been active in a number of community organizations through the years, including youth sports and the parks and recreation community foundation (PARC).

Experienced personal injury attorney in Santa Barbara

Patterson Law combines the experience of a large firm with the personal attention of a small firm. We primarily serve Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, though we work with clients from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. Initial consultations are free. Call us at 888-479-4589 or contact us online.

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