John B. Patterson

John B. Patterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Balkan & Patterson LLP
 | 1877 South Federal Highway, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-750-9191
Fax: 561-750-1574
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    John Patterson, a board certified civil trial lawyer, is a founding partner of the law firm of Balkan & Patterson. He’s been named to Who’s Who in American Law and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
    His practice focuses on personal injury, auto accident, products liability, insurance litigation and class action cases. During his legal career, he has tried almost 100 jury trials, including wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. He has also held various leadership positions in numerous nationwide class actions. Most recently, he was named as a co-lead counsel in a nationwide false advertising claim against WM Wrigley Jr., Company.
    Patterson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1994 Nova Southeastern University law school graduate. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was a member of and the chair of a Florida Bar grievance committee. He began his legal career as an assistant state attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Fla.

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

    About John Patterson

    Admitted: 1994, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Who’s Who in American Law
    • Florida Trends Magazine’s Legal Elite
    • Florida Super Lawyers
    • The National Trial Lawyers – Member

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial - The Florida Bar, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair - Florida Bar Grievance Committee

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Past President of the Deerfield Beach Rotary Club

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit Julie FITZPATRICK, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. General Mills, Inc., Defendant. Case No. 10-11064, Reported Decision - Case No. 10-11064, 2013
    • United States District Court, S.D. Florida. Carol D. SMITH, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY, Defendant. Case No. 09-60646-CIV.  , Reported Decision - Case No. 09-60646-CIV, 2012


    • Settlement – Landmark Suit Against Mattel Toys; Included Quality Assurance Program for Increased Product Safety This lawsuit involved Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel for the recall of 17 million toys – the largest recall of children’s toys to date. Attorneys with the law firm of Balkan & Patterson served on the class action’s executive committee and represented a member of the original class of 22 plaintiffs. The final settlement was estimated to be around $50 million.
    • $1,250,000 Settlement – We secured a $1.25 settlement for an auto accident victim from the Ft. Myers area, recovering all of the insurance available for our client. The accident caused significant impact with a dispute on liability. However, our client retained the firm within the first few days of this accident, and we were able to successfully reconstruct the accident with the help of a reconstruction specialist. The work this research enabled us to capture and preserve the physical evidence from the accident, including photographs of the scene and skid mark measurements, which fade away after a short time. Collecting this evidence assisted us in establishing liability of the defendant driver. As a result, our client now has the ability to receive any medical care and treatment she may need in the future.
    • $3,200,000 Verdict – This was a verdict on behalf of a son whose mother was killed in an auto accident. In this case, a young mother was t-boned and hit broadside by the defendant’s truck. The defendant had just run a stop sign.
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    Office Location for John B. Patterson

    1877 South Federal Highway
    Suite 100
    Boca Raton, FL 33432

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    Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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