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David V. Patton
  • Attorney
Solon, OH

Areas of Practice

  • Cannabis Industry

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 Universtiy, 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

  • Portee v. Cleveland Clinic Found., 2018-Ohio-3263 (Ohio Supreme Court 2018)
  • Hanging Gardens OH, LLC v. Ohio State Bd. of Pharmacy, case # 18CV-4612 (Franklin County Common Pleas Court 2018)
  • Ohio Releaf, LLC v. Williams, et al., case # 18CV-2463 (Franklin County Common Pleas Court 2018)
  • CannAscend Ohio, LLC, et al. v. Williams, et al., case # 18CV-1505 (Franklin County Common Pleas Court 2018)
  • State v. Anthony, 37 N.E.3d 751 (Ohio Court of Appeals (8th Dist.) 2015)
  • Lillie & Holderman v. Dimora, 2015-Ohio-301 (Ohio Court of Appeals (8th Dist.) 2015)
  • State v. Hutchings, 2014-Ohio-4675 (Ohio Court of Appeals (8th Dist.) 2014)
  • State v. Hutchings, 2013-Ohio-5432 (Ohio Court of Appeals (8th Dist.) 2013)
  • Lillie & Holderman v. Dimora, 2013-Ohio-3431 (Ohio Court of Appeals (8th Dist.) 2013)
  • Kananian v. Brayton Purcell, LLP, 2010 WL 231358 (U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio 2010)
  • Brewer v. Black, 2009-Ohio-6625 (Ohio Court of Appeals (5th Dist.) 2009)
  • State v. Diroll , 2007-Ohio-6930 (Ohio Court of Appeals (11th Dist.) 2007)
  • In re: Tobacco Litigation (Medical Monitoring Cases), 600 S.E.2d 188 (West Virginia Supreme Court 2004)
  • Abbott v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, Inc., 113 S.W.3d 753 (Texas Court of Appeals 2003)
  • State v. Orr, 745 N.E.2d 1036 (Ohio Supreme Court 2001)
  • Pegram v. Herdrich, 530 U.S. 211 (U.S. Supreme Court 2000)
  • Edwards v. Carpenter, 529 U.S. 446 (U.S. Supreme Court 2000)
  • Combs v. Coyle, 205 F.3d 269 (U.S. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit) 2000)
  • State v. Nasrallah, 745 N.E.2d 511 (Ohio Court of Appeals (6th Dist.) 2000)
  • Boychuk v. Covington, 1:00-cv-01039 (U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio 2000)
  • Hull v. Fallon, 188 F.3d 939 (U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit) 1999)


  • Davis Oakmont Institute, Business Considerations for Cannabis in Ohio, Cleveland, OH, October 2018
  • Ohio State Bar Association Seventh Annual Administrative Law Seminar, Ohio Medical Marijuana Law, Columbus, OH, September 2017
  • University of Akron School of Law: appellate advocacy course moot court judge, Akron, OH, 2006-2007
  • Form and Substance: The Effective Appeal: CLE presentation to the Legal Aid of North Carolina annual task-force meeting, Winston-Salem, NC, October 2004
  • KBOI-AM radio, Marijuana in Idaho: What is legal in other states?, Boise ID, June 2018
  • WCSB-FM radio, 21Sick, Cleveland, OH, April 2017
  • Ohio State Bar Association CLE webcast: Ohio Medical Marijuana Law, Columbus, OH, February 2017
  • WEWS-TV, ABC affiliate, Frequent guest on local news stories concerning the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, Cleveland, OH, 2016-2017

Honors and Awards

  • Donald S. Teller Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing Contribution to the Law Review, 1998
  • U.S. Army Achievement Medal
  • U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal
  • U.S. Armed Forces National Defense Service Medal
  • U.S. Army Parachutist Badge (Airborne)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Administrative Agency Law
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association Administrative Agency Law Specialty Board
  • Instructor, Cleveland School of Cannabis
  • Member, National Cannabis Bar Association
  • Board Member and Legal Counsel, Ohio Patient Network

Past Employment Positions

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