Please note that the following description of case results should not be interpreted as a guarantee of particular results in any other matter.  

  • Attorney Rhonda L. Patterson secured an emergency custody order which ultimately reunited a father with his son who had been kidnapped and hidden in Haiti by his mother for nearly two months.
  • Attorney Rhonda L. Patterson successfully defended a father in a termination of parental rights action on the grounds that he had not wilfully abandoned his child and that a termination would not be in the child’s best interest. After 17 months of litigation, three hearings, the submission of briefs and oral arguments, the court determined that mother’s petition should be dismissed.  This father can now be reunited with his son after nearly four years.
  • Attorney Rhonda L. Patterson successfully sought attorney’s fees in a child custody action where her client had already been ordered to pay the opposing party’s legal fees and was accused of failing to act in good faith throughout the proceedings. In light of the award, the out of pocket fees that the client had to actually pay to the opposing party’s lawyer was nearly cut in half.
  • Attorney Rhonda L. Patterson has served as the legal team lead in reviewing, administering and disposing of benefits claims and appeals for a Fortune 500 company.