Attorney Patterson named President of Florida Bar Foundation


Sarasota attorney John Patterson took office July 1 as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that provides leadership and funding for justice in Florida. Patterson, who received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from the University of Florida, is partner with Livingston, Patterson, Strickland & Siegel, P.A. and specializes in real property, business and banking law. Patterson is a Foundation board member since 2004, and has chaired the development, finance and audit, and Legal Assistance for the Poor/Law Student Assistance Grant Program committees. He also has served as vice-chair of the executive, grant program and nominating committees.

His commitment to legal services includes serving as founding president and board member of the organization now known as Legal Aid of Manasota. He was the 1985 recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Award for pro bono service for the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Patterson is also a past president of the Sarasota County Bar Association and has served as a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. He has served on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Committee and the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. Patterson is a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow, a member of the Foundation’s Gold Society for lifetime giving, and a member of its Legacy for Justice, which recognizes those who have made or facilitated major gifts or bequests to the Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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