Patricia M. Oviatt

Location:San Antonio, Texas
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Position: Associate


Patti Oviatt has successfully defended architects, builders, landlords and other entities and individuals in matters involving general civil litigation, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, probate litigation, and fiduciary litigation. Patti brings a broad range of litigation expertise to the firm with both first and second chair trial experience and numerous successful jury verdicts representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

During law school, Patti was a staff writer for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, President of the Women’s Law Association, recipient of the Dean’s Leadership Award for 2002 and 2003 and was named the school’s Outstanding Woman Law Graduate by the National Association of Women Lawyers for 2003.


Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Named a 2013 and 2014 Texas Rising Star in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Kendall Country Bar Association (Past President)
  • American Bar Association


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. - 2003
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, Magna Cum Laude – 1999


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court - Western District of Texas

Practice Areas and Casework

  • Has twice successfully defended clients in partnership disputes and received jury verdicts on the clients’ counter-claims.
  • Successfully defended architect and custom home builder in breach of contract suit and received a jury verdict on client’s counter-claim for trade secret misappropriation - upheld on appeal.                 
  • Successfully defended landlord in a breach of contract / right of first refusal suit brought by tenant – upheld on appeal.
  • Won bill of review in construction defect case for builder overturning a significant default judgment.