GREGORY PATTON, Partner
Mr. Patton has been practicing law since 1987. He is licensed in both Arizona and California.
Mr. Patton began his career defending large corporations and insurance companies against claims of negligence, defective products and malpractice. After two years as a defense attorney, he switched sides and has exclusively represented victims of negligence, personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, defective products, and other acts of negligence.
Jury trials are Mr. Patton’s strength. Throughout his career, Mr. Patton has taken dozens of cases to trial against hospitals, insurance companies, large corporations, and other entities, resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients. His experience and expertise have resulted in large verdicts in a wide range of catastrophic injury matters, including birth injuries, brain injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, train wrecks, amusement park ride injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, negligent security cases, premises liability, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, breach of contract and many others. In 2003, Mr. Patton won the largest medical malpractice verdict for a brain injured adult in Orange County, California (over $17 million) and settled one of the largest birth injury cases in Arizona ($8 million.) Because he is known for his unwavering resolve to take cases to trial, many times defendants will opt to settle the case before trial.
Mr. Patton and Ms. Mosier have been practicing law together since 2002, when they began obtaining large settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. Among others, these include a $14 million settlement arising from a bicycle accident, a $6.4 million settlement arising from a premises liability claim, a $3 million settlement against the United States for a birth injury, a $2.556 million verdict against the United States on behalf of a veteran, a $2.5 million settlement with the Orange County Transit Authority (a record at that time) on behalf of a client injured by one of its buses, and a $1.3 million arbitration award against Kaiser for medical malpractice.
Mr. Patton obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego. He obtained his law degree from Arizona State University, College of Law. Mr. Patton was previously appointed as Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and a member of the following organizations: Million-Dollar Advocate’s Forum, an organization for exclusive membership by attorneys who have obtained verdicts and/or settlements of at least one million dollars, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
HOLLY (McGREGOR) MOSIER, Partner
Ms. Mosier, a former actress, has been a trial lawyer since 1995. She is licensed in both California and Arizona.
Ms. Mosier was valedictorian of her law school, graduating summa cum laude and clerked for Presiding Justice David Sills at the 4th District Court of Appeal in California. Her cases have been colorful, running the gamut from macabre mortuary negligence cases (involving rotting bodies; one requiring a corpse, buried in the Pahrump desert for seven years, to be exhumed and examined), to defending a patron involved in a raucous and bloody barroom brawl, to creating new law in California when she defended a motorist’s First Amendment right to free speech when he was sued for defamation for complaining about the arresting officer’s treatment during the arrest. See Walker v. Kiousis, 2001, 93 Cal. App. 4th 1432. [Note – the case lists Ms. Mosier under her former name of Holly McGregor]
Ms. Mosier now represents plaintiffs in cases involving medical malpractice, birth injury, wrongful death, brain injury and other catastrophic injuries.
In addition to success at the trial court level, Ms. Mosier enjoyed another success in the appellate court, with a published appellate court opinion addressing separation of court jurisdiction. In that case, Ms. Mosier defended a wife against her disgruntled ex-husband when he sued his wife in civil court for alleged violation of their marital settlement agreement, governed by the family law court. See Neal v. Superior Court, 2001, 90 Cal. App. 4th 22. [Note – the case lists Ms. Mosier under her former name of Holly McGregor]
Ms. Mosier and Mr. Patton have been practicing law together since 2002, when they began obtaining large settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. Among others, these include a $14 million settlement arising from a bicycle accident, a $6.4 million settlement arising from a premises liability claim, a $3 million settlement against the United States for a birth injury, a $2.556 million verdict against the United States on behalf of a veteran, a $2.5 million settlement with the Orange County Transit Authority (a record at that time) on behalf of a client injured by one of its buses, and a $1.3 million arbitration award against Kaiser for medical malpractice.
Ms. Mosier is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Federal Ninth District Court of Appeal, Federal District Courts of Arizona and California, and Arizona and California state courts. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements), and a former Board of Director for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Mosier received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, and was a Merit Scholarship Recipient (1992 – graduation) at Western State University College of Law where she received her law degree.