Danyl S. Patterson, Esquire, is a native to the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. She received her high school education at Phillips Academy (Andover) and Philadelphia High School for Girls, concurrently, and studied abroad before deciding to return to her Philadelphia roots and seeking her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University (Political Science), her Juris Doctorate from Villanova School of Law and her advanced legal mastery from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University (Trial Advocacy).

Following a successful career at center city law firms, Ms. Patterson founded Patterson Law Firm, LLC in 2006, first as a referral firm to satisfy community needs, and later as a full-service law firm, with a mission to provide high-quality, accessible legal services to an otherwise unrepresented population. Patterson Law Firm, LLC is now a full range general practice, providing legal counsel to local non-profits and small businesses, while meeting the ordinary legal needs – civil, criminal, and family – of the residents and stakeholders of West Philadelphia.

Ms. Patterson has distinguished herself as a trial attorney in Pennsylvania and New Jersey where she has successfully represented clients against a myriad of transgressions, including racial profiling, police brutality, medical negligence, pharmaceutical negligence, and products liability. In addition to her practice at Patterson Law Firm, Ms. Patterson works with various national plaintiffs’ firms as a trial team member to litigate catastrophic cases in other jurisdictions.

Ms. Patterson has devoted herself to her community and has forged lasting relationships with area non-profits, small businesses, and local community action alliances. She has volunteered with Head Start Learning Tree, A Better Philadelphia, and Partnership CDC, in an effort to bring additional economic and educational resources to Philadelphia. Ms. Patterson served on the Steering Community to create a Plan for Our Future: Haddington-Cobbs Creek, Vision 2010 (Vision 2010) , and later joined the Board of Directors of Haddington – Cobbs Creek Community Development Corporation, to which she was elected Chair in 2008, in an effort to advance the initiatives identified in the Vision. Vision 2010 led to Ms. Patterson’s initial term on the Board of Directors at ACHIEVEability, which she joined in 2006 and where she served as Chair of both the Self-Sufficiency and Community Development Committees of the Board.

Owing to her commitment to serving the community and provide low or no cost accessibility to the law, annually Ms. Patterson conducts a continuing series of workshops titled “Legal Lessons for Life” in affiliation with several different churches, schools, and senior residences in the West Philadelphia area. The Workshops focus on issues specific to the community, including fair housing, expungement clinics, low-cost/no fault divorce, estate planning, and long-term care planning for seniors.

Ms. Patterson has been recognized both for her commitment to community and legal successes, having been designated as a Rising Star by Pennsylvania SuperLawyers (2006 & 2008), the Young Executive of Distinction by the Pyramid Club (2007); an Emerging Leader by the Philadelphia Leadership Institute (2008) and the Women of Distinction Rising Star by the Philadelphia Business Journal (2010).

Ms. Patterson continues to reside in the Haddington-Cobbs Creek neighborhoods, supporting the dream to make Haddington-Cobbs Creek “a healthy, safe, savvy community – where everyone, young and old – can reach their potential.”