Northern California

2261 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, CA 95661
916.780.9050 Fax

Central Coast

200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
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Southern California


3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 670
Ontario, CA 91761
909.937.2034 Fax

kathryn l. patterson

Kathryn "Katie" Patterson is an associate attorney specializing in employment litigation with an emphasis on FEHA and Title VII claims. Ms. Patterson has drafted dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment and demurrers, conducted workplace investigations regarding all manner of employment issues, and responded to EEOC charges and complaints filed with DFEH. Ms. Patterson has significant experience in employment-related defense litigation, managing cases from inception through trial. Ms. Patterson is admitted to both the California and Texas State Bars (Texas Bar No. 24072275).

Ms. Patterson attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she obtained her California Juris Doctor, With Distinction, in 2009. At McGeorge, Ms. Patterson became a member of the Traynor Honor Society, and was on the Dean's Honor List from 2006-2009. She was a judicial extern for the Honorable Morrison Englund in 2009, where she researched and composed orders for a motions (including summary judgment motions) and discovery disputes. She obtained her Texas law license by exam in 2010.

Ms. Patterson received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and History from the University of Texas at Austin. While in Texas, Ms. Patterson was on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for Outstanding Academic Accomplishment. She was also participated as Mock Trial Director in 2000-2001 for the Beta Alpha Rho, Pre-Law Society.

Ms. Patterson is very active in the Sacramento community. She is a founding member of Sacramento's "100 Women Who Care," a group that was formed to empower women and raise money for various Sacramento Valley charities, and remains very active in that group. She was a teaching assistant in 2008-2009 in Appellate and International Advocacy, and she taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law for two years (2012-2013).

Ms. Patterson is also a gifted athlete, having competed at the Varsity level in softball and participating in the College World Series. Prior to going to law school, Ms. Patterson worked as a 911 paramedic, where she had the perhaps dubious honor of responding to a 911 call at the United States Supreme Court.

Associations and Memberships:

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member at Large, 2011–2014; Member 2011–Present
  • Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians, Co-Chair 2013–2014; Member, 2007–Present
  • Unity Bar Committee, Member, 2012–2014
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento, Member, 2008–Present
  • Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2011–2013
  • Consuelo M. Callahan Inn of Court, Student Member, 2008–2009, Associate Member, 2009–2010
  • Lambda Student Association, Treasurer (2007-2008), Vice President (2008-2009)

Publications & Presentations:

  • “2015 California Supreme Court Roundup” (with Jennifer Brown Shaw), Daily Recorder, September 2, 2015.
  • “New Arbitration Developments” (with Jennifer Brown Shaw), Daily Recorder, May 12, 2015.
  • “Major Changes to State’s Whistleblower Law” (with Jennifer Brown Shaw), Daily Recorder, December 10, 2014.
  • “No-switching Agreements and Anti-Trust Litigation” (with Jennifer Brown Shaw), Daily Recorder, September 17, 2014.
  • “Telecommuting as Reasonable Accommodation” (with Jennifer Brown Shaw), Daily Recorder, June 27, 2014.
  • “Video Recording in the Workplace” (with Jennifer Brown Shaw), Daily Recorder, April 14, 2014.
  • “Voter Fraud vs Voter Suppression: A Refocus in Values,” California Initiative Review, Fall 2008



Kathryn L. Patterson

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