James A. Patton, Jr.

Attorney in Birmingham, AL
Distinguished Cadet, United States Military Academy at West Point. Hugo Black Scholar, University of Alabama School of Law. Order of the Coif. Member, John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, 1995-1996. Senior Lead Article Editor, Alabama Law Review. Law Clerk to the Honorable Ira DeMent, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 1996-1997. Member, Birmingham Downtown Kiwanis Club, Chairman - Youth of the Youth Committee, 2007-2014. Member, Board of Directors, Birmingham Downtown Kiwanis Club, 2010-2012, 2013-2015. Member, Board of Directors, Center Management, Inc. (Harbert Center), 2009-2013. President, West Point Society of Birmingham, 2007-2012. Board Member, Bridgett's Home Incorporated, 2008-2013. Alabama Super Lawyer 2013. Member, Personnel Committee, South Highland Presbyterian Church, 2008-2013; Frequent Lecturer on Employment Law Topics.
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Employment LawRestrictive Covenants
Employment Law
Restrictive Covenants


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4.4 out of 5.0
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1996, Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

Law School Attended

University of Alabama School of Law
Class of 1996
magna cum laude

University Attended

United States Military Academy at West Point
Class of 1987

Troy State University - European Division
Class of 1990
International Relations

Birth Information

Born in 1965
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1965


Captain, U.S. Army, 1987-1994

Associations & Memberships

Birmingham and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar; Defense Research Institute (Member, Employment Law Committee); Alabama Defense Lawyers Association.

Representative Cases

Thomas v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., 2013 WL 1189230 (5th Cir. 2013); Jackson v. Dunn Construction, 2013 WL 754716 (N.D. Ala. 2013); Thomas v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., 2012 WL 1964501 (E.D. LA. 2012); Blue v. Dunn Construction, 453 Fed. Appx. 881 (11th Cir. 2011); Arvin North American Automotive, Inc. v. Rodgers, 71 So. 2d 669 (Ala. Civ... More

Hobbies & Interests

Running, reading, music

Contact Information




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Office Information
James A. Patton, Jr.
 420 20th Street North, Suite 1900,
Birmingham, AL 35203


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Birmingham, Alabama)

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