J. Timothy Patterson - Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce

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					                   J. Timothy Patterson
                       Mediator and Arbitrator
                       Office: (248) 865-3900
                       Direct: (248) 568-2478
                 Email: tpatterson@amsetcen.com

Timothy Patterson is the senior shareholder of Booth Patterson, P.C., where he has remained since
beginning his practice in 1968. In his 42+ years as an attorney, he has been an active trial attorney, trying
hundreds of cases ranging from simple municipal ordinance violations to complex zoning, condemnation,
contract, personal injury and contract cases. His vast experience as an active practitioner, mediator,
arbitrator and facilitator has provided him with the tools and expertise required to serve as a neutral
mediator. In addition to serving as a neutral on Oakland County Circuit Court Case Evaluation Panels, he
also serves as a volunteer for the Oakland County Circuit Court Early Intervention Conference Program
and as a Discovery Master.
Patterson’s commitment and passion for facilitation and mediation were instilled early on in his legal
career. He served as Circuit Court Clerk for the Honorable Frederick C. Ziem who delegated to him the
responsibility to conduct pre-trial conferences with the goal of effectuating settlements. He served as a
volunteer for the pilot facilitation and settlement day programs instituted by the Oakland County Circuit
Court. He has continuously updated his skills and training through ICLE sponsored advanced mediation,
negotiation and dispute resolution trainings. He believes that most litigation can be prevented or
concluded by respectful, attentive and purposeful mediation.

In June of 2008, Patterson was recognized by the Oakland County Bar Association for 40 years of service
to the legal profession. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow for the Waterford Foundation
for Public Education. In 2003, he received the Presidents Award for the Clarkston area Chamber of
Commerce. He served as President for the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce from 2003 – 2004.

ADR – Areas of Law:
      Administrative Law              Banking
      Business/Commercial             Class Action/Mass Torts
      Contracts                       Construction
      Condemnation                    Education/Schools
      Employment                      Engineering
      Environmental                   Estates/Probate/Trusts
      Franchise                       Government/Public Agency
      Insurance                       Personal Injury/Torts
      Professional Liability          Real Property
      Tool Liens

EDUCATION:
   Wayne State University Law School 1964 – 1968, JD, cum laude
   Michigan State University 1962 – 1964, BA
   Albion College 1960 – 1962
   General Civil Mediator Training – Institute of Continuing Legal Education
   ICLE – Advanced Mediation, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Training

             32255 Northwestern Highway, Suite# 214 • Farmington Hills, MI 48334 • www.amsetcen.com
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS
   Michigan State Bar Association, Licensed Attorney
     o Past Member – Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
     o Past Member – District J. Character & Fitness Committee
   Michigan State Bar, ADR Section
   Oakland County Bar Association
     o Circuit Court Committee
     o Legislative Committee
     o Past Chair – Case Evaluation Committee
   “AV – rated” by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory


WORK EXPERIENCE
1964 – 1968
Circuit Court Clerk: Hon. Frederick C. Ziem
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

1968 – Present
Member, Partner and Shareholder of Booth Patterson, PC and its predecessors


CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Past President, Waterford Jaycees
Past Legal Counsel, Michigan Jaycees
Past Chair & Director, Oakland County Children’s Village Advisory Council & Foundation
Past President & current Director, Waterford Foundation for Public Education
Past President & Director, Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Director, Waterford Chamber of Commerce
Member of Waterford Rotary Club
Past Director & Legal Counsel, Clinton Valley Boy Scout Council
Past Legal Counsel, North Oakland Girl Scouts

				
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