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Patterson Legal Group – Wichita-Hutchinson Personal Injury Lawyers

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The lawyers at Patterson Legal Group, LC focus their legal skills on personal injury cases. Our firm represents only injured clients, not insurance companies. Our extensive experience of personal injury cases enables us to serve the needs of our clients. Excellent representation of a client requires attorneys who are wise and experienced in the strategies of the opposition. It requires attorneys who face large corporations and insurance companies daily. It requires diligent research and ongoing education to keep abreast of changing laws and technical issues. It requires the humility to adequately judge and assess a case as it progresses. It requires substantial financial resources to hire experts and assemble the best team possible for a client. Most of all, it requires attorneys who work hard and regard their profession as a passion to help others. Our team at Patterson Legal Group, LC consistently represent our clients in this manner so they may receive the compensation our system of justice allows for their damages or a loved one’s wrongful death. Contact the Patterson Legal Group by calling (888) 687-2400 or by completing this quick contact form. Since there are no up-front costs or fees, there is no downside to getting the legal information needed to begin recovering from a serious accident.

Our Attorneys 

Gary Patterson is the managing member of Patterson Legal Group, LC and has represented injured people for over 20 years. Gary grew up in Savannah, Missouri, and earned his undergraduate degree at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. He was awarded his master’s degree in criminal justice at University of Central Missouri. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a probation and parole officer for the State of Missouri.

Gary earned his Juris Doctorate at Washburn University where he graduated with honors and served on Washburn Law Journal and Moot Court. While in law school, Gary clerked for the Kansas Department of Administration and also for the Shawnee County, Kansas, District Court Judges.

Upon graduation, Gary worked for a large firm in Wichita in the area of civil litigation and in early 1994, Gary left to begin his own law firm. Patterson Legal Group, LC is an outgrowth of the effort.

In 2009, Gary was selected as one of the Top 100 Kansas Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers. He has also received other honors including repeated recognition as a Super Lawyer in the state of Kansas. He has successfully litigated a variety of cases including wrongful death, medical malpractice and automotive product liability. He has recovered millions of dollars for the clients of Patterson Legal Group LC.

Gary has been married to his wife, Ann, for 35 years and has a daughter, Megan and a son, Tyler. He is a doting grandpa to Ava, 6 years and Ellie, 4 years.


J.D. Washburn University, Topeka, Ks. (1989)

Master in Criminal Justice Administration, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo. (1981)

B.S. Psychology Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Mo. (1976)


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U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

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Carl Wagner is a trial attorney with Patterson Legal Group, LC, practicing in the areas of automobile accident and injury litigation. Carl has developed an extensive network in the Wichita legal community after 30 years of practice. Wagner joined Patterson Legal Group, LC after working as the in-house attorney at American Family Insurance in Wichita for 17 years. Through the years, Wagner acquired great insight on automobile insurance litigation by working for a major insurance company. These skills are exactly what it takes to understand how to prepare and successfully litigate insurance claims. Patterson Legal Group, LC was eager to welcome him to the team.

Carl has tried over a hundred jury trials, and in addition to auto accident cases, he also handles property damage, business and homeowners insurance claim cases. Wagner served as an adjunct professor and Wichita State University, teaching civil litigation and legal skills program. Carl is married to Kathy Wagner and is a proud father.

It’s Carl’s hard work, dedication, and passion for serving his clients to make sure justice is served that make Carl one of the best attorneys in Wichita.

Kenton Wirth, of counsel with Patterson Legal Group, represents our worker’s compensation clients. With an impressive 28 years worth of experience, Kent has heard hundreds of workers compensation appeals since his election as one of the original members of the Worker’s Compensation Board in 1993. After 16 years as a board member, he then became an attorney for the Kansas Workers Compensation Board and continued growing his already extensive knowledge of workers compensation law. Kent grew up in Wellington, Kansas, and earned his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Washburn University where he graduated in the top twenty percent of his class.

Before his time on the Worker’s Compensation Board, Kent also served as the Administrative Law Judge for the Division of Workers Compensation for the State of Kansas. He presided over contested workers compensation claims and issued final decisions. In May of 2011, Kent joined Patterson Legal Group, LC and brought his extensive legal experience and knowledge of worker’s compensation to the benefit of our office.

Kent has been married to his wife, Patti, for 32 years and has three sons. He also is lucky enough to have the privilege of spoiling several grandchildren.


J.D. Washburn Universtiy, Topeka, KS. (1976)

B.B.A. (Business Administration) Emphasis: Finance. Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (1973)

Kansas College of Advocacy, Lawrence, KS (1982) IAIBC, Workers Compensation College, Durham, NC (1986) Various Courses, National Judicial College, Reno, NV (1993 present) International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), Arizona State University, International Workers Compensation College, Tempe, AZ (1997)


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Tyler Patterson is a trial attorney with Patterson Legal Group, L.C., representing accident victims and their families. Tyler has developed an extensive network in the Kansas legal community.

Tyler is a graduate of Washburn Law School, where he won awards for his trial advocacy skills as a part of AAJ’s Trial Team, and he was also recognized as the top Health Law student. Patterson’s knowledge of health law stems in part from his past role with the Texas Medical Association, where he was exposed to the inner-workings of hospitals, physician offices, and the US healthcare system. He uses these skills and insights at PLG to effectively argue on behalf of injured clients.

Prior to joining PLG, Patterson also worked at the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in Washington, D.C. CAS is the organization responsible for: enacting “Lemon Laws” in all 50 states, the Firestone Tire recall, and continuous improved highway safety standards administered by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Patterson is listed as a contributing editor for his writing and research contributions on the 6th edition of Westlaw’s Automotive Design Liability book for litigators.

Technology and graphic design are among Patterson’s hobbies. “Graphics are under-utilized in the field of law. In the courtroom, a single graphic can be a critical part of explaining a difficult concept to a jury.”

Tyler Patterson is an avid runner and has finished seven marathons. “Training for a marathon is a lot like PLG’s work for accident victims. Results come from determination, persistence, and long-term commitment,” says Patterson. Patterson plans to run the Chicago marathon in October of 2015. Patterson doesn’t take the credit for his success, “I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without strong moral convictions and faith in God.”


Juris Doctor: Washburn School of Law, Topeka, KS

Masters in Business Administration: Acton School of Business, Austin, TX

Bachelors of Science in Health Administration: Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Our firm’s practice areas include:

car accidents

pedestrian accidents

ATV accidents

bicycle accidents

motorcycle accidents

truck accidents

What have the attorneys of Patterson Law Group achieved for their clients?

$8,600,000: Auto Accident Judgment

$6,000,000: Medical Negligence

$4,000,000: Accidental Dismemberment

$3,540,068: SUV Rollover

$3,000,000: Insurance Bad Faith Claim

$2,700,000: Medical Malpractice; routine surgery for heartburn resulted in death

$2,650,000: Vehicle Rollover Accident

$1,725,000: Auto/Truck Collision

$1,600,000: Car Rollover

$1,500,000: Auto/Auto collision

$1,475,000: Highway 50 Auto/Truck Collision

$1,400,000: Motorcycle Accident

$1,000,000: Auto Accident

Client Testimonials

You guy are awesome! I had the best experience in Kansas. I would totally recommend Patterson Legal Group to my friends in Kansas. RK, November 2014

Kept up to date on case all along. Excellent communication and timely settlement. Good advice throughout. CT, November 2014

We were/are very pleased with the way we were treated and represented. Thank you very much. JJ, October 2014

Professional people and kind people. Thank you so much. RC, October 2014

Friendly Staff, quick responses to inquires. NW, September 2014

We had no idea what to do and your group really help; I am really sorry I wasn’t much help either! But you helped me understand! I believe you did the best you could for him! I’ve got him from here. Thank you, Gary and team. AK, September 2014

It was comforting knowing that I had the Patterson Legal Group on my side while I was injured in a hit by a drunk driver. It was nice to be able to heal & recover & not have to worry about the legal part of the insurance company. Thank Patterson Group for all your help! TS, September 2014

Everyone was so nice; all great people to work with. SI, September 2014

I was very impressed with the way everything was explained. Language used was easy to understand. Items I was not clear on were re-explained until I was sure. I was at ease, never rushed. The entire process was first class. Thank you so much. Your work is greatly appreciated. PH, September 2014

Very professional, excellent communication. GD, July 2014

Carl did a great job; I was very please with his service. PK, July 2014

I was well pleased on how you and your staff handled my case and for the timely way it was presented. You and your staff deserve all the thanks and gratitude on how professional you were. I will definitely recommend you to family and friends and I will use you in the future. JB, July 2014

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