Benjamin J. PattersonPartner
Education and Experience
Western Illinois University (B.S., cum laude, 2002)
Drake University Law School (J.D., high honors, 2006); Drake Law Review Research Editor (2005-2006)
Iowa - 2006
Illinois - 2007
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa - 2006
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa - 2006
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois - 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois - 2010
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
- Appellate Practice Committee (2011-present)
- Construction Law Section Council (2015-present)
Member, Scott County Bar Association
- Vice President (2014-2015)
- President (2015 -2016)
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Iowa Defense Counsel Association
- Member, Board of Editors for Defense Update (2012-present)
Member, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee (2014-2018)
Member, Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
• Listed on Super Lawyers Rising Star list (Professional Liability: Defense) (Since 2014)
Board Member, River Bend Food Bank (2016- present)
Board Member, Child Abuse Council (2009-2015)
Speeches & Publications
Author, "Langwith v. American National General Ins. Co. - A Test for Determining the Scope of Duty of Insurance Agents," Defense Update, Winter 2011 (quarterly publication of Iowa Defense Counsel Association).
Co-Author, "Organizing Corporations," 3 Iowa Practice - Methods of Practice, Chapter 56, 2009-2010.
Author and Presenter, 2009 Iowa Case Law Update, Scott County Bar Association, Last Chance Seminar, December 2009.
Author and Presenter, 2008 Iowa Case Law Update, Scott County Bar Association, Last Chance Seminar, December 2008.
Co-Author, "Bituminous Casualty Corp. v. Sand Livestock Systems - The Absolute Pollution Exclusion and the Reasonable Expectations Doctrine," Defense Update, Fall 2008 (quarterly publication of Iowa Defense Counsel Association).
Author, "Spyware: Covertly Infringing On Your Internet Privacy While Circumventing the Federal Legislation Radar," 54 Drake L. Rev. 233 (2005).
Benjamin J. Patterson joined Lane & Waterman in 2006 and practices in the Litigation & Appeals group, focusing primarily on medical malpractice, professional malpractice, commercial litigation, construction law, product liability and mass torts. He represents clients in both Iowa and Illinois state and federal courts.
Since 2014, Ben has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Ben is an active member in various state and local bar associations, recently serving as the President of the Scott County Bar Association. Ben currently serves on the Appellate Practice Committee and Construction Law Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association. Ben has also served as a member of the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee since 2014. Ben is a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Council and the Iowa Defense Council Association, where he is a member of the Board of Editors for the Defense Update, a quarterly legal publication distributed to members across Iowa, as well as all of Iowa’s state and federal judges and justices.
Ben is active in the Quad Cities community, currently serving as a Director of the River Bend Food Bank. Ben previously served as a Director of the Child Abuse Council. Ben received his B.S. cum laude, from Western Illinois University and his J.D., with high honors from Drake University, where he served as the Research Editor for the Drake Law Review. He resides in LeClaire, Iowa with his wife and four children.