Travis Patterson, the Managing Partner of Patterson Law Group, is not just an attorney but a passionate community leader dedicated to making a positive impact. His journey into law was driven by a deep desire to help those who have been harmed due to the negligence, distractions, or greed of others, particularly individuals facing exploitation by large corporations and insurance companies. This unwavering commitment has propelled Patterson Law Group to become a highly respected and successful personal injury firm in Texas, firmly rooted in the communities it serves.
Travis obtained his business degree and law degree from The University of Texas at Austin. During his undergraduate years, Travis took on the role of President of the Texas Cowboys, a student organization comprised of campus leaders from various fraternities, UT sports teams, and student government. One of his cherished memories from that time was the privilege of firing Smokey the Cannon at home football games.
Before Patterson Law Group, he gained valuable experience at renowned law firms, including Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP in Fort Worth and Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas. He also served as a visiting prosecutor in the Arlington Municipal Court. In law school, Travis clerked for the Honorable Lawrence E. Meyers at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, where he crossed paths with his future wife and law partner, Anna Patterson.
As a leader in the legal profession and the business world, Travis has received accolades that reflect his entrepreneurial prowess. He was honored as the 2022 Entrepreneur of Excellence Winner in the professional services category by Fort Worth, Inc. This recognition acknowledges his vision, creativity, and integrity that have made Fort Worth a premier place to do business. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers and a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine and 360West multiple times.
However, his commitment to giving back goes far beyond recognition. One of his most passionate roles is as a distracted driving speaker. Travis actively partners with the national nonprofit, End Distracted Driving, to educate and inspire students about the life-altering consequences of distracted driving, instigating awareness and behavioral change. He has already delivered impactful messages on driving safety to over 3,000 high school students across Texas.
Furthermore, Travis is the founder and a board member of the “Mental Health for Heroes” nonprofit. This organization, born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, focuses on supporting the mental health needs of medical staff. Travis’s dedication has enabled MHFH to extend its services to other essential workers, ensuring they receive free, qualified, confidential, and safe counseling.
In addition to his role at the firm, he serves as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M Law School. He, along with his fellow PLG partner Tennessee Walker, imparts their expertise to the next generation of law students by teaching the first-ever personal injury law course for the university. Their curriculum emphasizes practical aspects of lawyering, including marketing and delivering exceptional client service.
Beyond his professional life, Travis places immense value on family and personal values. He prioritizes the well-being of his team members at Patterson Law Group, fostering a work culture centered on service and community involvement. “Work hard & Be nice to people,” aren’t just words on the wall of our firm, it’s a motto Travis lives by.
Travis’s roots run deep in Tarrant County. Born and raised in Arlington, Texas (home of the 2023 World Series Champion Texas Rangers), Travis is proud of his family’s long history of service to the community. His grandfather, Harold Patterson, served as Arlington’s Mayor from 1983 to 1987 and was a member of Arlington’s City Council for over two decades. His father, Mike Patterson, contributed to Arlington’s School Board and Planning & Zoning Commission, while his uncle, Roy English, held the position of Tarrant County Judge. Travis continues this family tradition through his legal practice, embodying his family’s commitment to the community.
Travis and Anna Patterson reside in Aledo with their four beautiful children (Hayes, Jack, Hattie, and James), alongside their two golden doodle dogs (Graham and Graford). They consider themselves beyond blessed and are dedicated to giving back to the community that has played a significant role in their lives.
- The University of Texas School of Law - (J.D. 2012)
- The University of Texas at Austin - (B.B.A. Finance 2009, University Honors)
Honors and Awards
- 40 Under 40 Class, Fort Worth Business Press - 2023
- Entrepreneur of Excellence Winner, Fort Worth Inc. Magazine - 2022
- Rising Star, Personal Injury, Super Lawyers Magazine, Thomson Reuters publication, 2018 – Present
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 - 2017
- Fort Worth, Texas Magazine Top Attorney, 2015 – Present
- 360 West Magazine, Top Attorney, 2017 – Present
- Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit, 2015
- Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
- Tarrant County Bar Foundation Fellow
- Camp Fire First Texas; Board of Directors (Present) and Chair of 2018 Spring Fundraiser
- Big Brothers Big Sisters; Big Brother (2012 – 2015)
- Leadership Fort Worth
- Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
- Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Young Lawyers Association; Board of Directors (2013 – 2015)
- Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Council, District Representative, North & West Texas (2013 – 2015)
- Holy Family Catholic Church
- Tarrant County Bar Association
- Arlington Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas