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Dave Patton, J.D.

Dave has been a medical marijuana activist since 2014 when his son was diagnosed with intractable, treatment resistant epilepsy.  Since 2016, his law practice has been devoted exclusively to the cannabis industry. Dave is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Administrative Agency Law.  Administrative Law deals with executive branch regulatory agencies. This is important because the cannabis industry is regulated by such agencies. Dave also teaches cannabis law at the Cleveland School of Cannabis, which is accredited by the State of Ohio and is the only cannabis industry trade school east of Colorado.  Dave earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at The Ohio State University. Prior to starting his own firm, he served as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant State Solicitor in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Dave spent several years at an AmLaw 500 firm representing a major cigarette manufacturer in nationwide litigation.  He also served in the U.S. Army, where he earned the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge and the National Defense Service Medal.  Dave is married with four children and is an avid sailor. His son has been seizure free since 2015.

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