Gary W. Patterson, Jr. is a founding member of the firm and an accomplished trial attorney with a proven track record of success in some of the most difficult defense venues in the country. He has devoted his career to defending clients in high exposure matters from commencement through trial from Long Island to Upstate New York and New Jersey.  For more than two decades, Mr. Patterson has represented major hospital systems, individual physicians, oral surgeons, dentists, nursing homes and various health care professionals.  Gary has obtained defense verdicts in seven different New York counties.  He has had remarkable success in securing directed verdicts, saving his clients the cost of a prolonged trial and protecting them from the risks associated with jury deliberation. Mr. Patterson has also lectured before several of the firm’s hospital clients and at national conferences on the topics of risk management, quality assurance, developments in medical malpractice law and trial strategies.

Gary was raised in Bennington, Vermont, and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in 1994. Thereafter, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from the same institution in 1996, followed by a juris doctorate from New York Law School in 1999. Mr. Patterson served as an editor on the New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Mr. Patterson is a Managing Partner of the firm and is based in the Mahwah, New Jersey office.  He resides in Orange County, New York, with his wife and three children.  Mr. Patterson is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations.

Mr. Patterson was selected by his peers to Super Lawyers in 2020-2023. 

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Unanimous Defense Verdict in New Jersey

On January 17, 2024, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a unanimous defense verdict before Justice Patrick Bradshaw of the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Jersey.  Plaintiff claimed the defendant oral surgeon negligently placed excessively long dental implants in the maxilla leading to perforation into the nasal cavity, infection and the need for extraction.  As a result, […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Unanimous Defense Verdict – Sept. 2022

On September 21, 2022, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a unanimous defense verdict before Justice Thomas Zugibe of the Supreme Court, Rockland County.  Christian McCarthy served as second chair counsel to Mr. Patterson.  Plaintiff claimed the defendant, an orthopedic surgeon, negligently performed a biceps tenodesis, leading to nerve injury. The surgeon had misidentified a variant […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Directed Verdict In New York County Supreme Court

On March 21, 2022, the Honorable Lyle Frank of the Supreme Court, New York County, granted Mr. Patterson’s motion for a directed verdict on behalf of his client, a well-regarded plastic surgeon. The 34 year old male plaintiff claimed the doctor negligently performed a circumferential body lift procedure, leading to sexual dysfunction, depression and post-traumatic […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Obtains Defense Verdict

On October 5, 2018, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client, a surgeon, at the Supreme Court, Westchester County. The case concerned claims of a failure to properly perform a hernia repair, together with claims of negligent wound care post-operatively.

Patterson and Medina Secure Dismissal on Behalf of Surgical Group

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. and Adonaid Medina have secured yet another dismissal of an entire action premised on alleged medical malpractice by a surgical group and its individual physician surgeons. The Supreme Court, New York County, dismissed the action in a decision that adopted all of the arguments articulated in favor of the motion to […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Directed Verdict in Richmond County

On June 16, 2017, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a directed verdict at the Richmond County Supreme Court on behalf of his hospital client in a matter concerning claims of a retained foreign body. Plaintiff alleged the hospital staff negligently left behind a surgical sponge during a vaginal delivery, leading to infection and emotional distress. […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Directed Verdict

On December 14, 2016, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a directed verdict in the Rockland County Supreme Court on behalf of a board certified neurologist. It was claimed the doctor negligently assessed the patient’s risk for suicidality and failed to hospitalize him, leading to the 47 year old’s death by suicide a week later. During […]

VBP&P Notches Third Directed Verdict of 2015

On December 11, 2015, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a directed verdict at trial in New York County Supreme Court before the Honorable Joan Lobis. Mr. Patterson represented three physicians specializing in emergency medicine in the malpractice action concerning claims of a failure to timely diagnose and treat acute cholecystitis and sepsis. The plaintiff developed […]

Gary W. Patterson Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict in Kings County

On August 3, 2015, a Kings County jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Mr. Patterson’s clients in a medical malpractice action.  Plaintiff claimed the defendant emergency medicine group failed to timely diagnose and treat cauda equina syndrome in a then 29 year old male, causing bilateral foot drop, loss of sensation, muscle atrophy […]