Ellen Patterson


DIRECT: 305.722.8996 | FAX: 305.403.8789

Ellen Patterson is a partner who focuses her practice on real estate litigation, title insurance claims, general civil litigation, and probate.

Areas of Experience

  • Title Insurance Litigation
  • Real Property Transactions and Disputes
  • General Real Property Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Probate

Awards and Recognition

  • Co-authored lectures and materials for National Business Institute (NBI) seminars regarding real property and title insurance
  • Co-authored lectures and presentations for The Annual Fund Assembly
  • Successfully defended lenders and property owners in both the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal in cases involving fraudulent transfers of real property and the legal theory of adverse possession
  • Represented and defended national title insurance carriers and their insureds in complex title litigation and mortgage fraud cases throughout the State of Florida
  • Wentz Mayala v. Countrywide Bank FSB, et al., 3D17-275
  • Aissa Gonzalez v. I.S. Bank Trust, N.A. as owner trustee; 3D16-1068 & 3D16-2036
  • Omayda Santos v. Citimortgage, Inc.; 3D15-1275
  • Jannet Cuartas v. Chase Home Finance, LLC; 3D14-0453 & 3D14-1870
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. c. Gabriel De Los Reyes, et al.; 3D13-1621
  • William Hoggv. Elain Arem and RG Hughes; 4D08-4999
  • Gabriel Angel De Los Reyes v. Countrywide Home Loans, et al.; 3D08-3061
  • Catherine Sadowski v. Sayeh Hassouni, et al.; 4D07-4802
  • Patricia Stringer v. Deutsche Bank, N.A., et al.; 3D07-3137
  • Countrywide Home Loans v. Gabriel De Los Reyes; 3D07-0755
  • Avino Rodriguez v. Pablo Nathaniel, et al.; 3D04-3224

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., Law, 2001)
  • Duke University (B.A., Political Science, Minor in Economics, 1998)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • North Dade Real Estate Council, Member
  • Florida Land Title Association, Member
  • Attorney Ad Litem
  • Research Assistant for University of Miami School of Law Library (1999-2001)
  • Singer in The Subrogators, an all attorney band that performs at The Annual Fund Assembly
  • Lead Singer in local classic rock, pop, blues and country band