Ryan S. Patterson, Partner


Ryan Patterson practices in the areas of commercial litigation and product liability defense. His experience includes:

  • Representing a manufacturer of water treatment systems in product liability lawsuits across the United States.
  • Receiving full defense verdicts for product manufacturers in superior court and in compulsory arbitration settings.
  • Representing an engineering firm in wrongful death claims stemming from cable barrier systems used in the Maricopa County freeways.
  • Representing trailer and heavy equipment manufacturers in product defect and wrongful death claims.
  • Representing microwave and refrigerator manufacturers in fire claims.
  • Representing plumbing system component manufacturer in multi-district construction defect/product defect litigation.
  • Preparing defenses for product manufacturers through the claim stage and leading to litigation.
  • Preparing defenses for product manufacturers through the claim stage to posture claims for early resolution.
  • Prosecuting collection matters against borrowers and guarantors in commercial loans.
  • Navigating title insurance issues on behalf of both title insurance companies and lenders.
  • Defending and prosecuting wrongful lien claims under Arizona's wrongful lien statue.
  • Defending credit lending institutions against Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
    • Arizona Law Review (Case Notes Editor). University of Arizona (Student Special Events Director).
  • University of Arizona (B.S., summa cum laude, 2003)
    • Degree: Accounting. Accounting Department Graduate of the Year (Spring 2003). Alpha Kappa Psi (Member). Arizona Students' Association (Student Lobbyist).

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Received University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law's 2010 Outstanding Young Alumni Volunteer Award
  • Capitol School Homeroom Program (Volunteer)
  • Capitol School Tutoring Program (Volunteer)
  • Selected as one of nine AZ's Finest Couples by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2008)
  • Volunteer basketball coach for local Boys & Girls Club

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in the Southwest Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars 2013-2014 Editions (Business Litigation)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Presenter, "Core Competencies in the Workplace: How to Hit the Ground Running With Your First Summer Legal Position," University of Arizona Seminar, January 23, 2012
  • "In Re Andre M.: Analyzing the Totality of the Circumstances when a Parent is Intentionally Excluded from a Juvenile Interrogation," 46 Ariz. L. Rev. 601 (2004)