Rex Lee Patterson

Rex Lee Patterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fort Wayne, IN

Patterson Law LLC
 | 9326 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 260-247-8383
Fax: 260-366-4805
Selected To Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

I am a Certified Family Law Specialist as designated by the Family Law Certification Board.  This is a significant accomplishment as there are only approximately 70 attorneys in the State of Indiana with this designation.  I practice all over Northeast Indiana.  I have practiced for over 11 years, with a focus on family law since I first began practicing law.  Over 80% of my practice is dedicated to family law. 

About Rex Patterson

Admitted: 2008, Indiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.pattersonlawllc.com/attorneys/rex-lee-patterson/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 18 Personal Injury Attorneys serving Fort Wayne out of 190, scored based on more than 25 variables across five categories: 1) Reputation; 2) Credibility; 3) Experience; 4) Availability; 5) Professionalism.  , Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Fort Wayne, Expertise, 2020
  • Top 22 Divorce Lawyers serving Fort Wayne out of 149, based on 25 variables across 5 categories: 1) Reputation; 2) Credibility; 3) Experience; 4) Availability; and 5) Professionalism.  , Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Wayne, Expertise, 2020
  • Top 9 Car accident lawyers in Fort Wayne based on 25 variables across 5 categories: 1) Reputation; 2) Credibility; 3) Experience; 4) Availability; and 5) Professionalism.  https://www.expertise.com/in/fort-wayne/car-accident-lawyers, Best Car Accident Lawyers in Fort Wayne, Expertise, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Parenting Time Coordinator - I have served as a parenting time coordinator in some cases to assist in resolving day to day conflict between parties as it relates to their children, parenting time issues, and decision-making.  , 2018
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, as certified by the Indiana Family Law Certification Board  2017 to Present, 2017
  • Guardian Ad Litem - I have served as a Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of children in divorce, CHINS, custody, and other cases from 2016 to present.  Several courts have valued my opinion and expertise in family law in my representation in this capacity, including courts in LaGrange, Noble, and DeKalb counties.  , 2016
  • Registered Family Law Mediator, 2015 to present, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Family Law section, Indiana State Bar Association 2012 to Present, 2012
  • Member, DeKalb County Bar Association 2017 to Present, 2017
  • Member of Family Law section, Allen County Bar Association 2019 to present, 2019
  • Treasurer, Noble County Bar Association 2016 to Present, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I went on a mission trip to Houston Texas to aid in Hurricane Relief with my church, Pathway Community Church.  We spent 1 week rebuilding and restoring houses that had been damaged in the hurricane and did not have insurance coverage for hurricanes.  We tore out wet, damaged drywall, hung new drywall, mudded, painted, and other restoration during this time.  My teenage son went with me.  , 2017
  • Financial donations to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission to provide hope to the homeless, poor, sick, and needy each year from 2015 to present. , 2015
  • Reduced fee services - I was appointed Guardian Ad Litem on several Child in Need of Services cases, representing children who were removed from their parent's care due to abuse or neglect as to recommendations on placement, services to be provided, and their best interests.  These were typically difficult cases that spanned for several years with regular hearings and team meetings.  I have been involved in this capacity in these types of cases from 2018 to present.  All of these are handled at a reduced billing rate that is 1/6 of my normal hourly billing rate.  , 2018
  • Reduced fee services - I handled court-appointed child support cases on behalf of noncustodial parents that were facing jail time for noncompliance with child support orders.  These were all handled at a minimal rate, less than 25% of my normal hourly billing rate.  I typically had 15-30 cases per year, and provided this service to the Court from 2013 to 2018.  , 2015
  • Financial donation to Chargers Rugby Club for the purchase of a scoreboard for the boys and girls high school rugby team.  , 2020
  • Pro Bono legal services, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana  Averaged 5-10 cases and approximately 50 hours of pro bono litigation legal services each year from 2014 to Present., 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • I represented a plaintiff in a motorcycle personal injury accident that involved complex medical injuries, including traumatic brain injury.  After 3 years of gathering medical records and bills, litigation, and mediation, we reached a multi-million dollar settlement for our client against one of the best insurance defense law firms in Indiana.   76C01-1404-CT-000165, Steuben County Circuit Court , 2015

Representative Clients:

  • I represented former NBA All-Star, Brad Miller, in his dissolution of marriage in Noble County, Indiana.  There were several complex jurisdictional issues requiring co-counsel in California for both parties.  After extensive briefs being filed with the Court, the parties reached an agreement to bifurcate the child issues to be handled in California, and the dissolution of marriage and division of assets and debts to be under the jurisdiction of Indiana.  This case involved extensive discovery, multiple financial experts, the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement, and multi-millions of assets to be divided between the parties.  After extensive litigation, I was able to uphold the prenuptial agreement, divide the assets pursuant to same, and reach a final agreement on all issues prior to final hearing.   Bradley Miller v. Abby Miller, 57D01-1610-DR-000019, Noble County Superior Court 1, 2017

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Office Location for Rex Lee Patterson

9326 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Last Updated: 9/16/2020

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