Attorneys
 
 


William W. Patmon III


Professional Experience

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 Dealers.

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 litigation cases.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a multinational corporation in a significant businesses tort lawsuit by a former joint venture partner. Obtained a pretrial dismissal of the lawsuit.
  • Defense 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 shareholder.
  • 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.
  • Conducted 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.
  • Successfully 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.

Education

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

Clerkship

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

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Robert L. Solomon II, Of Counsel
 
Experience
 
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 Court. 
 
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.

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Patrick Ian Jackson

Professional Experience

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. 

Education

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, 2001.
  • 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 Ohio, 2003-05.

Instructor, City Year Computer Outreach Program, 2004.

Volunteer fundraiser, Prevent Blindness Ohio, 2004.

United Way Week Team Leader, 2002-03.

 
 
 
 

    
      The Patmon Law Firm has moved to a new location.

      88 East Broad Street, Suite 2070
      The Key Bank Building
      Columbus, Ohio 43215
      614-824-4193 phone

      For directions, contact Jewel Patmon by phone or email her at jpatmon@patmonlaw.com.
      Patmon Law is launching a new website soon.