Attorney Patton is also a member of the Oregon Air National Guard. He is a Colonel and a decorated veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. He was awarded the Air Force Air Medal, and two Aerial Achievement Medals for combat and combat support missions flown during the war. Attorney Patton has handled a large number of litigated cases, from investigation to trial, in diverse areas of products liability, construction defect, various personal injury claims, and other civil cases. He has tried over 100 cases, and tried cases in Oregon and Washington. Tom Patton is a seasoned litigator with fourteen years of experience conducting jury trials and appeals. Attorney Patton graduated from Sonoma State University in 1983. After several years in the US Air Force as a C-130 Navigator, Attorney Tom Patton attended law school at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1996.