William W. Patmon III
Mr. Patmon has significant experience in complex litigation
along with related class action and arbitration experience. He focuses
on complex litigation, securities fraud and class actions, general
commercial litigation, non-profit and religious institutions law,
diversity law, real estate transactions law, personal injury, corporate
transactions and wrongful death law. He has represented multinational
corporations, professional firms, directors, officers, shareholders,
elected officials, non-profit entities, religious institutions and
individuals in a variety of matters.
In particular, he has represented a securities dealer in one of the
largest securities fraud verdicts in Ohio history as post-trial counsel
and a national accounting firm in one of the largest junk bond fraud
cases in Ohio. As trial counsel, he has planned, developed and executed
nationwide discovery, motions practice and trial strategy in various
10b-5 securities and shareholder disputes; civil RICO claims; negligent
misrepresentation claims; and conspiracy claims, among other claims and
causes of action. He has also represented a number of brokers and
dealers in arbitrations before the National Association of Securities
He has advised elected officials on government contracts, conflict
of interest, election and ethics matters. His real estate experience
includes commercial leasing, financing agreements and contracts, among
other facets of real estate law.
Finally, he served as a federal judicial law clerk in several high
profile hostile corporate takeovers and in multidistrict federal
- Successfully represented a multinational corporation in a
significant businesses tort lawsuit by a former joint venture partner.
Obtained a pretrial dismissal of the lawsuit.
counsel in a multistate securities fraud action against a national
accounting firm involving claims of fraud and negligent representation.
Conducted and participated in all facets of trial preparation,
discovery and motions practice.
- Successfully defended a
majority shareholder in action brought by a minority shareholder
alleging misuse and corporate property and excessive executive
compensation. Obtained post-trial relief for majority shareholder,
resulting in a favorable settlement on behalf of the majority
- Advised elected officials and private
persons on compliance with Ohio ethics laws regarding conflict of
interest and elections law matters.
- Defended multinational corporation in a pay-to-play investigation by government regulators.
a corporate investigation under the Sarbanes-Oxley law regarding a
corporation's internal accounting policies and controls and compliance
with federal securities regulations.
- Evaluated all
claims and discovery disputes as a law clerk to a federal judge
regarding the constitutionality of the Ohio Takeover Act in three high
profile corporate takeovers.
- Advised and served as
transaction counsel to real estate investment firms and partnerships in
multi-family and business real estate acquisitions.
obtained a favorable settlement as plaintiff's counsel in a conversion
and civil RICO lawsuit brought by a corporation against its former
employees and customers.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1993
- Best Oral Advocate and Best Moot Team Award
The University of Michigan, B.A., 1989
- Attended Honor College
- Academic Scholarships
Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge James L. Graham
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Awards and Community Service
2002 Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, a Southern District of Ohio Delegate.
Southern District of Ohio Committee to Evaluate and Reappoint U.S. Magistrate Judges.
1999 Graduate, Leadership Columbus
2001 Business First newspaper's Forty Under 40 award
Robert L. Solomon II, Of Counsel
Attorney Robert L. Solomon II is Of Counsel to the Patmon law
firm. He currently serves as Assistant Dean and as an evidence
instructor at Ohio State's Moritz College of Law. He is a
former Section Chief in the Ohio Attorney General's Office and a former
Assistant United States Attorney (labor/employment and tort
litigation). Mr. Solomon has significant experience trying
civil lawsuits. In addition to his legal practice experience, he
served as a magistrate judge in the Franklin County, Ohio Municipal
Education and Community Service:
B.A., David Lipscomb College
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Moot Court award
Order of the Barristers Honors
Adjunct to Ohio State's Moot Court & Lawyering program
OSBA Commissions on the Education of Lawyers
Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Graduate, United Way Project Diversity Program
Mr. Solomon can be reached at 614-470-9860, extension #11.
Patrick Ian Jackson
Mr. Jackson has significant experience in business
transactional matters and health care law. At Patmon
LLC his practice includes business formation, corporate
transactions, employment agreements, and the representation
of physicians and other health care entities in business
transactions. Mr. Jackson’s health care experience
also includes representing physicians in disciplinary
matters before the State Medical Board of Ohio and
advising clients facing investigations by the federal
Medicare program. In addition to his business and
health care experience, Mr. Jackson also has experience
in civil litigation matters for major corporate clients.
In addition to legal experience, Mr. Jackson has
several years of experience on Capitol Hill. From
1993 to 1998, he served as a Legislative Assistant
to the Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) and the late
Hon. Julian C. Dixon (D-CA). His responsibilities
included preparing issue briefs, speeches and testimony
and tracking congressional action on appropriations,
small business, health care, welfare, civil rights,
social security, and D.C. budget issues. He
also developed legislation, covered committee hearings,
and organized town hall meetings for the members.
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 2001
- Member of Wisconsin Law Review.
- Student Bar Association representative.
- Bruce F. Beilfus Memorial Award for Outstanding
Service to the Law School and Greater Community,
- Vicki and Brent Orrico Scholarship for leadership,
character, initiative and service to the law school
and greater community, 2000.
Harvard University, B.A. 1992
- John Winthrop House Public Service Prize.
Civic and Community service
President, Harvard Club of Central and Southeastern
Instructor, City Year Computer Outreach Program,
Volunteer fundraiser, Prevent Blindness Ohio, 2004.
United Way Week Team Leader, 2002-03.