Patton & Hyder - Experience, Integrity, Determination.

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Meet our Team

Formed in 2009, Patton & Hyder, PLLC is the successful partnership of G. Earl Patton and Susan M. Hyder. Sharing a wealth of knowledge and the same eager work ethic, Patton & Hyder offer their clients a high level of legal expertise and a seasoned team of professionals who know the legal system well enough not only navigate it, but to also make sure that their clients understand every step along the way.

G. Earl Patton has been practicing law since 2000. He has extensive experience in the areas of personal injury, social security disability, criminal defense, divorce and family law, as well as employment law and general civil litigation. Patton has also represented the Cumberland County Board of Education for the past eight years.

Patton is a 2000 graduate of the Nashville School of Law, and a 1993 Graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He is the past President of the Cumberland County Bar Association and a member of the Trial Lawyers of America Advocate of Trial Advocacy. He is an active member of the Tennessee and National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense, the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. He is also an approved family law mediator under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31.

Patton grew up in Cumberland County and his ancestors were among the first and most prominent settlers here. He is actively involved in many community activities. He has four children and he and his wife, Rachel, love spending time outdoors with them.

Born: October 14, 1970
Raised: Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee
H.S.: Cumberland County High School
B.S.: Middle Tennessee State University
J.S.: Nashville School of Law
Earl is the past president of the Cumberland County Bar Association and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys and Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Susan M. Hyder is a Crossville native and has worked in the legal field for thirty years. She is a graduate of the Nashville School of Law and was admitted to practice in 2006. She has served on the advisory board at Roane State Community College Paralegal Program for several years. She is a past President of the Cumberland County Bar Association and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. Her practice focuses on estates, wills, real estate, corporate and family law.

Born: June 10, 1959
Raised: Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee
H.S.: Cumberland County High School
B.S.: Tusculum University
J.D.: Nashville School of Law
Member of: Cumberland County Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association