Craig Patterson

trial lawyer, general counsel to business

Craig represents businesses and individuals in a variety of areas, including disputes involving employment agreements, construction, contracts, business torts, insurance, and personal injury. Craig has extensive experience handling disputes involving non-competition, non- solicitation and non-disclosure/confidentiality restrictions. Craig also helps businesses and individuals in claims against insurance companies for recovery of policy proceeds and bad faith damages. Clients value his ability to listen well, think strategically and help implement comprehensive and effective solutions. Craig has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and Super Lawyers since 2018.

In addition to his regular practice, Craig is registered as a civil mediator in Indiana. In the past, Craig has served as the Managing Partner of the firm.

Craig is a licensed attorney in the states of Indiana and Ohio. He is a member of the Allen County, Indiana State and Ohio State Bar Associations. For several years, he has served on the Executive Committee of the Allen County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section.

Craig and his wife Rhonda celebrated 30 years of marriage in 2022. They have two children – Caleb, who graduated from the McKinney Law School, and Paige, who is in graduate studies at Butler University’s Physician Assistant program. Craig is very active in his church and enjoys volunteering his time.

community involvement

As a Fort Wayne native, Craig firmly believes in serving his community. Craig is currently contributing to the success of several area organizations including:

  • Star Educational Media Network, Inc., board member for Star 88.3 Christian radio station, past board chair
  • St. Michael Lutheran Church, head elder, past congregation president
  • Allen Circuit Problem Solving Courts, Inc., board member
  • Concordia Lutheran High School, girls basketball assistant coach, 2015-2021, past Cadet Annual Auction co-chair

education

Bachelor’s degree, Indiana University (1988)
J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (1992)

court admissions

Admitted to the Indiana State Bar – 1994
Admitted to the Ohio State Bar – 1992
U.S. Courts of Appeals for 6th and 7th Circuits
U.S. District Courts for Indiana (Northern & Southern)
U.S. District Court for Ohio (Northern)