• Admitted to the Texas bar in 1991
  • Certified as qualified and competent for trial and defense counsel duties by the United States Navy Judge Advocate General in 1992
  • Admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1995 
  • Certified as qualified and competent for defense counsel duties as civilian counsel in United States Air Force and United States Navy courts-martial after tour of active duty
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces 
  • Admitted to the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Appeals 
  • Admitted to the United States Air Force Court of Appeals 
  • Admitted to multiple United States District Courts across the nation, some with full admission, some pro hac vice for the particular case
  • Super Lawyer Honoree 2023

Military Service in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps

  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Strategic Command 
  • Legal Assistance Officer, RNLSO New Orleans 
  • Staff Judge Advocate, NCBC Gpt 
  • Defense Counsel for Mississippi Navy bases, including representing a pilot in the infamous Tailhook scandal, securing the first and one of only a few grants of immunity. The immunity led to exonerations of pilots wrongfully accused.


  • JD: University of Houston Law Center, top third of class, 1991.
  • BS: Southern Methodist University, GPA 3.44, 1988.

Legal Experience

  •  President, Pattison Law Firm, P.C., since June 1997, now focusing in military criminal defense.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Lighting a path to truth

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I can assure you that if you hire me, you’re not just gaining an attorney; you’re gaining an ally who will relentlessly pursue the truth to safeguard your rights and future.

“Your dignity and pride shines brightly today.”

– Quote from Rotary Clubs board member