Awards and Organizations
- University of Oklahoma College of Law
- Southern Nazarene University
- University of Oklahoma
Attorney Matthew Patterson is a founding member of Edwards & Patterson Law, a personal injury firm in McAlester, Oklahoma. Patterson started working with Attorney Tony Edwards in 2008, and the two combined their decades of legal experience in 2015 to start their firm.
Matthew grew up near McAlester on a family ranch. The early exposure to hard work and commitment guides his law practice to this day. After receiving B.A. and M.A. degrees from Southern Nazarene University and the University of Oklahoma, he enrolled at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he focused on trial work and litigation.
Since receiving his J.D., Attorney Patterson has concentrated primarily on civil litigation on behalf of injured accident victims. His most noteworthy accomplishments include settlements of $1.2 million for a motorcycle injury case and $1.75 million for an oil field accident case. In 2012, Patterson was recognized among the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys awarded him the Top 10 Award.
However, recognition comes second to the clients at Patterson’s firm. The slogan at Edwards & Patterson – “We care. We fight. We win!” – is the ultimate mission for Patterson. His primary motivation is a desire to help people in need, serve the community, and improve the lives of injured people throughout Oklahoma.
The firm’s focus on personal injury, Social Security Disability, medical malpractice, criminal defense, oilfield accidents, mesothelioma claims, and toxic torts allow Attorney Patterson to assist his community members when they need it most. A four-year baseball player at Southern Nazarene, Matthew is competitive by nature and enjoys the challenge of trying cases against insurance companies and their lawyers.
Despite his busy professional life, Matthew finds the time to serve his community in other ways. He is on the board of his church, Arpelar Church of the Nazarene, where he and his wife, Ami, are active with the youth group. He also serves on the board of the Pittsburg County Youth Baseball Association.
Attorney Patterson also served as president of the Pittsburg County Bar Association in 2014 and serves on the board of Oklahoma Legal Aid Services. He still enjoys ranch activities, but his primary personal interest is spending time with his young son.