Robert L. Patch, II – Retired

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Contact Information:

  • Phone: 559-228-6700
  • Fax: 559-228-6727
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Special Recognition:

Super Lawyers

Robert L. Patch, II, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience representing victims and families in products liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, elder abuse, and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Patch has a proven track record of obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout the San Joaquin Valley, an area known for its difficulty in obtaining such large verdicts.


  • Lang, Richert & Patch, Retired
    Civil litigation attorney, specializing in representing plaintiffs in matters involving products liability, wrongful death, personal injury and medical malpractice in both the State and Federal Courts. Also involved in complex construction litigation and general business litigation. Lead trial attorney at Lang, Richert & Patch. Tried over 90 jury trials to verdict.
  • Deputy District Attorney Fresno County, 1971 – 1972


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1971
    Activities: President University of California Davis Law Student Association (1970 – 1971)
    Honors: Moot Court Board (1970-1971), President University of California, Davis Law School Alumni Association (1973-1974)
  • California State University, Fresno, B.A. 1968

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyer: Mr. Patch has been selected as Northern California Super Lawyer for 2005-2017 representing the top 5% of lawyers in Northern California.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating: Mr. Patch has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s elite “AV Preeminent” rating, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics.

Admitted to Practice

  • California Supreme Court, 1972
  • United States Supreme Court, 1976

Illustrative Cases

Mr. Patch is the lead trial attorney at Lang, Richert & Patch, having tried more than 90 jury trials to verdict, and has obtained the following results for his clients:

  • $24+ million automotive case
  • $8 + million birth trauma case
  • $4.65 million case against Central Valley County
  • $3+ million shaken baby case
  • $3.5+ million auto accident case
  • Many diverse types of cases in the $1-3 million range


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Central and Eastern Federal District Courts
  • All California State Courts


  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Inc.
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers