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Patrick Wooten

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner
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  • Credentials
  • Associations
  • Practice Areas
  • Community Involvement

Patrick Wooten is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where he majored in Communications and minored in Military Science. Since a young age, Patrick knew he wanted to help others and therefore he became an attorney. Patrick graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson in 1994 and shortly thereafter was admitted to practice law in Mississippi. He is the Chief Operating Officer as well as a Managing Partner of Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A.

Patrick is a member of the Board of Governors of the Mississippi Association of Justice, an organization comprised of over 600 members. He also serves on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Mississippi Bar Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Capital Area Bar Association.

In addition to his law practice, he is very active in his community and church. Patrick is married and has three wonderful children.


  • “Best of the Best” Top Ten Personal Injury Attorney, 2020
  • Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2019
  • 10 Best American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017-2018
  • 2019 Top 10 Finalist
  • Bachelors of Science Appalachian State University - University 1990
  • Juris Doctor Mississippi College School of Law - Graduate School 1994
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • American Association for Justice
  • Mississippi State Courts
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Army National Guard
  • Mississippi Leaders in Law
  • Mississippi Business Journal
Community Involvement

Dedicated To Helping Others & Community

Besides being an Attorney for more than 25 years, Patrick also served in Mississippi Army National Guard for 24 years. He retired in 2014 with the rank of Major and received numerous awards during his military career, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal. Patrick was mobilized for Active Duty in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served as the Command Judge Advocate for the 168th Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan from 2008- 2009.