Patterson, Jay M.




First Name

Jay M.

Last Name

Patterson, J.D.


Patterson, Jay M.

Address 1

372 Oakland Park Avenue





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Location, Practice Areas and Additional Professional Services


Any, Nationwide, Adams County, Allen County, Ashland County, Ashtabula County, Athens County, Auglaize County, Belmont County, Brown County, Butler County, Carroll County, Champaign County, Clark County, Clermont County, Clinton County, Columbiana County, Coshocton County, Crawford County, Cuyahoga County, Darke County, Defiance County, Delaware County, Erie County, Fairfield County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Gallia County, Geauga County, Greene County, Guernsey County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hardin County, Harrison County, Henry County, Hiland County, Hocking County, Holmes County, Huron County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Knox County, Lake County, Lawrence County, Licking County, Logan County, Lorain County, Lucas County, Madison County, Mahoning County, Marion County, Medina County, Meigs County, Mercer County, Miami County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Morrow County, Muskingum County, Noble County, Ottawa County, Paulding County, Perry County, Pickaway County, Pike County, Portage County, Preble County, Putnam County, Richland County, Ross County, Sandusky County, Scioto County, Seneca County, Shelby County, Stark County, Summit County, Trumbull County, Tuscarawas County, Union County, VanWert County, Vinton County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Williams County, Wood County, Wyandot County

Practice Areas

Business/Commercial, Construction, Consumer/Supplier, Divorce, Eldercare, Environmental, Family, Family Business, Foreclosure, Healthcare, Interpersonal, Labor, Land Use, Neighborhood/Community, Organizational, Public Policy, Public Sector, Workplace

Additional Professional Services

Conflict Resolution Coaching, Conflict Resolution System Design, Facilitation, Training

Advanced Information

Practice Description

Jay M. Patterson has been a practicing mediator since 1996.  Jay mediates a wide variety of cases with varying degrees of complexity including workplace, school, foreclosure, business, consumer/supplier, property, land use, tenant/landlord, personal injury, family, divorce, visitation, custody, organizational, health care, and other disputes.  He provides or has provided mediation to such entities as The Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Education as well as several Common Pleas and Municipal Courts in Ohio.  For seventeen years, Jay also served as Mediation Coordinator for Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division.  Jay has provided mentoring services to teach less experienced mediators the craft of mediation on behalf of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, and the Supreme Court of Ohio.  In addition, he has provided facilitation services to entities such as the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.  Further, he assists in the training of aspiring mediators on behalf of Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio and, on occasion, The Ohio State University.


Jay has served as a leader for the mediation profession as Vice President, President and Immediate Past President of the Ohio Mediation Association (OMA), a statewide organization of professional mediators. In addition to his other duties as an officer of OMA, Jay has testified before various committees of the Ohio Legislature on mediation related legislation.  Before making mediation his profession, Jay practiced law in the Education Section and Claims Section of the office of the Ohio Attorney General from 1988 to 1996.  As Assistant Attorney General, he successfully argued a precedent setting case in the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and negotiated hundreds of settlements on behalf of his client.  Jay believes mediation empowers people to create their own best solutions.  Since the parties know their needs better than anyone, they are in the best position to create a solution that is tailor-made to their own unique needs.  Mediation not only fosters more satisfying solutions in a very cost effective way; it also promotes a sense of ownership of the solution which, in turn, promotes execution of the commitments agreed to in mediation.

Education / Training

Jay earned his law degree from Capital University Law School in 1987.  He graduated with a B.S. degree from The Ohio State University in 1983 majoring in Education.  Jay is committed to continuing mediation education and attends mediation trainings each year.

Professional Association Memberships

Ohio Mediation Association