David T. Patterson
Partner David T. Patterson focuses his practice on construction litigation and claims, architectural/engineering, product liability, professional liability, and environmental law. David served 22 years active duty/reserve in the United States Navy and retired as a Navy Captain in JAG Corps. David has been a presenter on “Legal Issues Affecting Digital Data/BIM” and “Legal Considerations of Digital Practice/BIM” for the American Institute of Architects, Ohio Valley Region Convention, and a speaker on the topic of “Sustainability” before the American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter. He also serves as Counsel to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio.
- Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1974
- Capital University, J.D., 1977
Captain, JAGC, USNR (Ret.)
Press, Publications and Presentations
"Allocating Risks Through Professional Practice Management and Contract Terms and Conditions" - AIA Columbus
"Legal Considerations of Digital Practice/BIM" - American Institute of Architects - Ohio Valley Region Convention
"Legal Issues Affecting Digital Data/BIM" - American Institute of Architects - Ohio Valley Region Convention
"Sustainability" - American Institute of Architects - Columbus Chapter
"What To Do When The Contractor Defaults," National Business Institute
"Defects in Performance," Advance Construction Law in Ohio, National Business Institute
More than 25 years of experience representing architects and engineers.
Counsel to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio.
Handles arbitration proceedings and litigation in the area of construction liability.
Defends architects and engineers in matters involving negligence, errors and omissions and indemnity agreements.
Represents clients in personal injury matters with a specific emphasis on traumatic brain injuries.
Columbus Bar Association - Board of Governors
Board of Governors
Member, Construction Law Committee
Ohio State Bar Association
Product Liability and Negligence Committee
International Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Construction Law Committee
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
American Board of Trial Advocates
Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law (2016-present)
Ohio Super Lawyer, Construction Litigation Defense (2007, 2010-present), Thomson Reuters
Top Lawyers-Construction, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine (2012-2017)
American Board of Trial Advocates
Board of Directors (Executive Committee), Ohio Health Foundation (2011-present)
Chairman, Riverside Hospital Development Board (2011-2014)
BalletMet - Board of Trustees (2006 - present)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Foundation - Board of Directors (1990-2010)
Buckeye Ranch Foundation (1992 - 2006)
OSU College of Optometry - Dean's Advisory Council
State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Military Court of Appeals
Keeton v. Telemedia Co. of Southern Ohio, 98 Ohio App. 2d 405, 648 N.E.2d 856 (1994)
Henry v. Consolidated Stores, 89 Ohio App. 3d 417, 624 N.E.2d 796 (1993)
Len Immke Buick, Inc. v. Architectural Alliance, 81 Ohio App. 3d 459, 611 N.E.2d 399 (1992)
Brd. of Education v. Fry, 22 Ohio App. 3d 94, 489 N.E.2d 294 (1984)