Pursuing justice is our business.
At Patterson Justice Counsel, we strive to live and work beyond the letter of the law to fully exemplify the spirit of justice and equality inherent in the law.
I became a lawyer because something was wrong with the law. The history of this nation, its systems of government, and its most cherished document- the Constitution- uphold and treasure the noble ideals of freedom and independence, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet despite these sacred values, something was fundamentally wrong. I didn’t have a place to claim these rights because Black people like me were enslaved, stripped of their humanity and existence and reduced to the status of chattel.
That well documented history is part of what has informed my judicial philosophy to seek justice where wrong can be found, to challenge injustice in the presence of abuse of power and authority, to use the legal system to right wrongs of the past, and protect our rights for future generations.