John H. Patteson, Jr.


Managing Partner

Patteson LLP



Email Address: [email protected]

Office Phone: 303-351-5072

Mobile Phone: 303-519-0775 

Address: 3900 E. Mexico, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80210



Professional Experience

John H. Patteson, Jr’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial transactions, and general corporate matters.   John is licensed in both Colorado and Georgia and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in each of those states.  His clients have ranged from large public companies to small and medium sized businesses and individuals.

With over 25 years of experience, John has handled a broad array of commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts, including business torts, breach of contract matters, partnership and intra entity conflicts, restrictive covenants, IP disputes, real estate, and bankruptcy related issues.  He has been lead counsel in jury and bench trials and has resolved numerous matters through either arbitration or mediation.  On the business and transactional side, he has advised clients on corporate governance, LLC and partnership matters, securities issues, and a broad array of commercial transactions, including oil and gas transac.  

After John arrived in Denver in 2013, he served as in house counsel for two start up energy companies, Ciris Energy and First River Energy, before returning to private practice in 2016.  John is also the Managing Partner of Patteson, LLP.   Prior to coming to Denver, John practiced law in Atlanta at Byrne, Davis & Hicks and Troutman Sanders.

John’s experience in both private practice and as in house counsel allows him to bring both a business and a client-oriented perspective to his practice.

Educational Background

Mr. Patteson earned his Law and Master of Business Administration degrees (JD/MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel in 1989. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of North Carolina.