Wayne Patton is an asset protection attorney who began his career working as a corporate mergers and acquisitions attorney for Locke, Liddell & Sapp (now Locke Lord) – one of the world’s largest law firms – where his clients were primarily Fortune 500 companies. Prior to focusing solely on asset protection, he also spent time practicing commercial litigation and learning how legal asset protection strategies function in the context of lawsuits. Before joining Wild, Felice & Partners P.A., he served as the Managing Attorney for the asset protection law firm Lodmell & Lodmell and also ran his own practice for several years.
While in law school at Vanderbilt University, Wayne served on the Law Review and worked as a clerk for Justice Randy Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court prior to graduating in the top 10% of his class in 2004. As an undergraduate, Wayne studied Finance and English at Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in 2001.
As a frequent speaker and authority on the topic of asset protection planning, Wayne has been featured in the New York Times and has authored papers that have been presented to the American Bar Association. Wayne is a member of the Florida Bar Association (admitted in 2006), the Texas Bar Association (admitted in 2004), and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (admitted in 2009).