Biographical Information for Supreme Court Nominee Anne M. Patterson

Anne M. Patterson

Residence: Mendham Township, Morris County, Date of birth: April 15, 1959
Married to James E. Patterson, an attorney at Graham Curtin in Morristown

Legal Experience

  • Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, Morristown, Partner 1992 to Present:
  • Product liability and commercial litigation in state and federal courts, class actions involving product liability and pharmaceutical pricing, intellectual property litigation, restrictive covenant litigation, closely held corporation litigation and appeals.
  • New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Deputy Attorney General and Special Assistant to the Attorney General, 1989-1990:
  • Civil and criminal litigation, including defense of federal and state court civil claims against the state, representation of the state in criminal appeals in the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division, coordination of Department of Law and Public Safety's participation in drug court initiative.
  • Bar admissions: New Jersey, 1983; U.S. District Court, District of NJ, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1989; U.S. Supreme Court, 2005  

Professional Recognition

  • New Jersey Commission on Professionalism, Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, 2007 (nominated by Trial Attorneys of New Jersey)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, each year 2006-2010
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, each year 2005-2010
  • New Jersey Monthly "Super Lawyers" publication, Top 50 Women Lawyers, each year 2007-2010


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, juris doctor 1983
  • Winner Cuccia Cup Moot Court Competition, Cornell Law School 1981
  • Finalist and Winner of Best Oral Argument Award, Northeast Regional Moot Court Competition, 1982
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Bachelor of Arts, 1980
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • High Honors in Government
  • Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, preschool through grade 12

Community Activities

  • Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, trustee 1997-2003 and 2006-present
  • Dartmouth College Alumni Admissions Interviewer, 2003-present




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Michael Drewniak

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