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Danielle is a lifelong resident of Wabash County, Indiana. Prior to attending law school, she served as a paralegal for eight years. During that time, she earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

In 2019, Danielle became one of 25 individuals selected to form the first cohort of the University of Dayton School of Law’s Hybrid Online J.D. Program. As a law student, she competed in West Virginia University’s 2022 National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition, where her team won the award for Best Brief. She earned her Juris Doctorate and was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana in 2023. Danielle worked full-time at Patterson Law throughout the bulk of her legal education, and she enjoys sharing her experience and serving as a resource for other working adults interested in pursuing a law degree.

Danielle’s practical experience as a paralegal, in conjunction with her formal legal education, make her an attorney that can effectively navigate the court system for the benefit of her clients. Danielle practices in all areas of family law, probate, and general litigation, with a specific focus on estates, estate planning, guardianship, and adoption. She also teams up with Rex Patterson on matters involving complex litigation.

Danielle is married and has three children. In her spare time, you can usually find her at the baseball field, watching her kids play or helping her husband coach. She also enjoys Purdue sporting events, attending concerts, traveling, and camping.

Admission Details

  • Admitted in 2023, Indiana Supreme Court
  • Admitted in 2023, Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court


  • University of Dayton, Hybrid J.D. Program, Class of 2023
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, B.S. General Studies


  • Indiana State Bar Association