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Chris Patterson - Municipal Attorney Michigan

Christopher S. Patterson

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Chris joined Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC in 2013 after two years serving as Law Clerk for Federal District Court Judge, the Honorable Lawrence P. Zatkoff. He brings extensive legal writing and research skills to the firm as well as an abiding interest in both municipal and intellectual property matters. While working at the Court, Chris prepared over 400 draft judicial opinions addressing intellectual property issues, patent, copyright and trademark matters, evidentiary issues, real property and insurance coverage disputes, and myriad commercial disputes.

Chris received his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in May, 2010. While attending law school, Chris served on the Michigan State Law Review and had the good fortune to serve as an extern clerk for the Honorable David W. McKeague, a Federal Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit (one level below the United States Supreme Court). At the Sixth Circuit, Chris researched and drafted legal memoranda covering habeas corpus, the death penalty and ineffective assistance of counsel matters. Prior to law school, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and an emphasis in Real Estate.

Chris specializes in general municipal law, as well as commercial and real property law. These experiences and skills enable Chris to capably manage municipal matters—big and small—for his municipal clients and bring an extraordinary and informed insight into the judicial process. Chris is extremely focused on resolving all legal endeavors faced by his clients in the most expedient and efficient matter.


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