David V. Patton

David V. Patton

Solon, Ohio

Appellate Litigation

Through my experience as an appellate litigator with both the Ohio Attorney General's Major Appeals Group and an AmLaw 100 firm, I have come to believe firmly that appellate litigation is more than simply a rehash of the trial. Rather, effective appellate advocacy requires unique skills and expertise. I stand ready to work with co-counsel on matters pending, or potentially to be pending, before state or federal appellate courts. I stand equally ready to represent individuals or businesses with appellate litigation issues.

Professional Licensure

During my time as a government attorney, I had the privilege of representing a number of Ohio's regulatory agencies, particularly licensure boards governing health care professionals such as audiologists, chiropractors, counselors, physicians, social workers and speech pathologists. Professional responsibility, ethics and licensure matters demand unique approaches to litigation and dispute resolution. I stand ready to assist individuals with any matters involving Ohio's professional licensure boards. I am admitted to practice in North Carolina (inactive).

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Marijuana

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified in Administrative Law, OSBA

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Journal: Ohio State Law Journal, Managing Editor, 1998 - 1999
    • Law Journal: Ohio State Law Journal, Member, 1997 - 1998
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.S. - 1996
  • Saint Ignatius High School - 1987

Published Works

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio Administrative Law Handbook & Agency Directory (Thomson Reuters)
  • Author of Chapter 4 (The Adjudication Function) of the Ohio Administrative Law Handbook & Agency Directory (Thomson Reuters)
  • "Simon Sterne" Entry in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, Yale University Press, 2006
  • Kill All the Lawyers? in LAWYER TO LAWYER: NORTH CAROLINA REFLECTIONS ON THE PRACTICE OF LAW, North Carolina Bar Association Professionalism Committee, 2004
  • Legal Considerations of Sleep Deprivation Among Resident Physicians, Journal of Health Law, 34, 2001
  • The Queen, the Attorney General, and the Modern Charitable Fiduciary: A Historical Perspective on Charitable Enforcement Reform, University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy, 11, 2000
  • Achieving Managed Care Accountability By Ending the ERISA Preemption Defense, Ohio State Law Journal, 59, 1998

Representative Cases


  • Appellate Advocacy Course Moot Court Judge, University of Akron School of Law, 2006 - 2007
  • Form and Substance: The Effective Appeal, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Donald S. Teller Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing Contribution to the Law Review, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association Administrative Agency Law Specialty Board, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Ohio Patient Network, Board Member, 2016 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, P.L.L.C., Associate, 2002 - 2005
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office, Assistant State Solicitor, 2000 - 2001
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office, Assistant Attorney General, 1999 - 2001