Born in San Antonio, Texas, Patty is a SC&S shareholder.
She has served as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law since 1998 and is a frequent author and lecturer on Elder law Medicaid and Medicare issues, Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration issues and Legal Ethics. Among the many venues, Patty has spoken at the San Antonio Estate Planner’s Docket Call in Probate Court, the University of Texas School of Law Elder Law and Special Need Trust Conferences and State Bar of Texas Estate Planning and Elder Law Conferences. She is the Co-Director of the University of Texas School of Law Special Needs Trust Conference since inception of the course and is the Past President and currently on the Board of Directors of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Patty is Co-Chair of the Long Term Care, Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts Committee of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association (2009-2010). Patty is listed in the 2011 Inaugural Edition, Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, is consistently named in the Best Lawyers in America in Elder Law and has been designated numerous times by the Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer in Elder Law and San Antonio Scene as a Best San Antonio Lawyer in Elder Law. Patty is co-author of two books: Save My Home!” Elder Law Trio Press, Houston, 2005 and the 51st Volume of West’s Texas Practice Series entitled Elder Law, Thomson-Reuters (formerly West Publishing). Patty is A-V rated by Martindale Hubbell.