Tamara Patterson is an associate with EMWN, where she focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and probate administration. Tamara is dedicated to understanding the individuals and families she serves, expertly guiding them through the process of identifying their end-of-life goals and then crafting customized solutions to meet their needs.
Tamara graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida in 2000 and earned her master’s degree magna cum laude from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2005. Upon deciding to pursue her legal career, she attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2017. During law school, Tamara served on the editorial board of the Kentucky Law Journal and received the Best Appellee Brief award in the first year appellate advocacy competition. Prior to joining EWMN, Tamara worked in the areas of employment law, estate planning, and civil litigation. She previously served as the chair, vice-chair, and treasurer of the KBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section and has spoken on employment law topics at various conferences and seminars.
Tamara has been recognized for her accomplishments as an attorney by Super Lawyers, being named to its Rising Star list each year from 2019-2022. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and is an active member of the Kentucky Bar Association.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
J.D., cum laude, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2017
Kentucky Law Journal—Online Content Manager
Best Brief for the Appellee (First Year LRW Advocacy Tournament)
James and Mary Lassiter Endowed Fellowship
M.A., magna cum laude, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 2005
Special Commendation for Community Service
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Florida
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference Finalist
Florida Academic Scholar