Ellen Patterson

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2001
  • Duke University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a double minor in Economics and Italian, 1998

Organizations & Affiliations

  • The Florida State Bar Association, Member
  • Licensed in U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida
  • "The Subrogators," an all-attorney band that performs at the Annual Fund Assembly, Lead Singer
  • North Dade REC (SPELL OUT ACRONYM?), Member

Ellen Patterson graduated from Duke University in May of 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a double minor in Economics and Italian.  As an undergraduate, Patterson gained a head start on her legal career by procuring employment at the university’s law school and also by serving as a law clerk for a local North Carolina firm which specialized in litigated commercial transactions, personal injury, and medical malpractice.

Patterson relocated to South Florida in August of 1998 to attend the University Of Miami School Of Law.  She honed her research and writing skills by serving as a research assistant for various professors at the Law School and as a clerk for a downtown Miami law firm dedicated to litigation.  After graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in May of 2001, Patterson obtained an associate attorney position with a national law firm (with offices in Boca Raton) which concentrates on litigated real estate and commercial transactions.  She joined Rothman & Tobin, P.A. as an associate in March of 2004.

A member in good standing of the Florida Bar, Patterson is licensed to practice in the State of Florida and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is a Lexis-Nexis certified attorney, and she currently focuses her practice on contested and uncontested real estate transactions, title insurance litigation, general real property law, contracts, and probate.

Patterson’s combination of experience, dedication, drive, and attention to detail often brings successful results for her clients.  She has prevailed on several appeals in both the Third and the Fourth District Courts of Appeal revolving around alleged fraudulent transfers of property and the legal theory of adverse possession.  She has also assisted in preparing multiple presentations and lectures related to title insurance and general real property litigation for both National Business Institute (NBI) seminars and The Annual Fund Assembly.

Patterson has also been known to perform on stage with“The Subrogators,” an all-attorney band that performs each year at The Fund Assembly.



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