Patterico is a prosecutor in Los Angeles County. He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, majored in music and English at Cornell University, and attended the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas. Before accepting a job as a Deputy District Attorney, he was law clerk to the Honorable William D. Keller, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, and an associate in the Los Angeles office of Shearman and Sterling.
In addition to prosecuting criminals, Patterico maintains a blog called Patterico’s Pontifications. Topics include media bias, legal issues, and political discussion from a libertarian/conservative perspective. A frequent target of criticism is the Los Angeles Dog Trainer (aka the Los Angeles Times).