Mr. Patton has been practicing law for over 30 years. He began his career defending large corporations and insurance companies. After two years as a defense attorney, he switched sides and has exclusively represented victims of negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault and molestation, and medical malpractice.
Mr. Patton has tried over 50 jury trials resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients in a wide range of catastrophic injury matters, including birth injuries, brain injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, train wrecks, amusement park ride injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, negligent security cases, premises liability, wrongful termination, and many others.
Mr. Patton won the largest medical malpractice verdict for a brain-injured adult at that time in Orange County, California ($17.6 million) and settled one of the largest birth injury cases in Arizona ($8 million). Because he is known for taking cases to trial, defendants will often opt to settle the case before trial.
Mr. Patton obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego. He obtained his law degree from Arizona State University, College of Law. Mr. Patton was previously appointed Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and a member of the following organizations: Million-Dollar Advocate’s Forum, an organization exclusively for attorneys who have obtained verdicts and/or settlements of at least one million dollars, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
Ms. Mosier, a former actress, has been a trial lawyer since 1995. She was valedictorian of her law school, graduating summa cum laude and clerked for Presiding Justice David Sills at the 4th District Court of Appeal in California.
Ms. Mosier’s cases have been colorful, from macabre mortuary negligence cases (involving rotting bodies and exhumation of remains from a cemetery after seven years), to defending a patron involved in a bloody barroom brawl, to creating new law in California when she defended a motorist’s First Amendment right to free speech after he was sued for defamation for complaining about the arresting officer’s treatment during the arrest*.
In addition to trial court success, Ms. Mosier enjoyed appellate court success, with a published appellate court opinion clarifying separation of court jurisdiction. In that case, Ms. Mosier defended a wife against her ex-husband when he sued her in civil court instead of the family law court after their divorce was final*.
Ms. Mosier is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Federal Ninth District Court of Appeal, Federal District Courts of Arizona and California, and Arizona and California state courts. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements), and a former Board of Director for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Mosier received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, and was a Merit Scholarship Recipient (1992 – graduation) at Western State University College of Law where she received her law degree.
(*The case is reported under her previous name, Holly McGregor.)
Mr. Patton and Ms. Mosier have been practicing law together since 2002, when they partnered in obtaining large settlements and verdicts. Both are licensed in California and Arizona. Their results include a $14 million settlement arising from a bicycle accident, a $6.4 million settlement arising from a sexual molestation claim, a $6 million settlement arising from a pediatric surgery, a $3 million settlement against the United States for a birth injury, a $2.556 million verdict against the United States on behalf of a veteran, a $2.5 million settlement with the Orange County Transit Authority (a record at the time) on behalf of a pedestrian injured by one of its buses, and a $1.3 million arbitration award against Kaiser for medical malpractice.