John Calvin formed Patterson Ehrhardt, PLLC with partner, Wes Ehrhardt in June 2012. He grew up in Jackson, Mississippi where he graduated from Madison Ridgeland Academy in 2000. After graduating high school, John Calvin attended the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. John Calvin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 2005, with a B.A. in political science and history. In 2005, John Calvin returned to Jackson, Mississippi to attend Mississippi College School of Law. He received his J.D. degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2008.
While John Calvin has a general practice that includes most aspects of legal representation, his main focus areas are plaintiff personal injury and Chancery Court matters, including divorce, child custody, and child support matters. John Calvin is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, as well as admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit U.S. District Court, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. He is a member of The Mississippi Bar and the Panola County Bar Association. He is also licensed to practice law in Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.
John Calvin is married to Kate Patterson, an attorney who also practices law at Patterson Ehrhardt, PLLC. John Calvin and Kate have one son, Carlisle. They are active members at Como United Methodist Church in Como, MS
A lifelong Mississippian, Wes grew up in Madison, Mississippi, where he graduated from Madison Ridgeland Academy in 1999. Wes received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 2003 with a B.A. in English. In 2005, Wes returned home to attend Mississippi College School of Law, where he served as chair of the moot court board. After earning his Juris Doctorate in 2008, Wes went to work for the national labor and employment defense firm Ogletree Deakins, where he cut his teeth for three years prior to founding Patterson & Ehrhardt, PLLC with his lifelong friend, John Calvin Patterson in Como, Mississippi in 2012.
Although being one of only three lawyers in the small town of Como has afforded Wes a wealth of experience in a variety of practice areas over the years, his passion lies in the arena of personal injury law. Helping people with injuries allows Wes to fight insurance companies, which – for reasons he’ll gladly tell you in person – he hates with a burning passion. When he’s not fighting insurance companies, he’s putting his knowledge of employment law to work helping people who have been discriminated against by their employers.
Wes and his wife, Natalie Troutt Ehrhardt, reside in Como, where he is an active member of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, where he has served on the vestry and as senior warden. An avid sports fan, Wes enjoys golfing, fishing, and supporting his beloved Ole Miss Rebels and New Orleans Saints.
Wes is licensed in the State of Mississippi and has been admitted to practice in the following courts:
Mississippi Supreme Court
Tribal Court of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Kate Patterson joined the firm in 2015. Kate grew up in Leland, Mississippi where she graduated in 2002 from Washington School in Greenville. After graduating from high school, Kate attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS where she received her undergraduate degree in 2006. In 2007, Kate started law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law. In 2010, Kate obtained her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Kate is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and Panola County Bar Association. Kate is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Mississippi, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kate is also admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Tennessee.
Her areas of concentration including real estate title work and closings.
Kate is married to John Calvin Patterson, an attorney who is also one of the founding partners of Patterson Ehrhardt, PLLC. John Calvin and Kate have one son, Carlisle. They are also active members at the Como United Methodist Church in Como, MS.