Meet the Team

Patterson Tabert Law Offices is made up of a comprehensive team to make sure you are taken care of to the fullest extent possible.

Jon-Mark C. Patterson

Colorado, 1996

Juris Doctor (J.D.) University of Denver, 1996
Masters of Arts (M.A.) Duke University, 1993
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Colorado College, 1989

Larimer County and Colorado Bar Associations

• Phi Beta Kappa.
• Order of St. Ives.
• Staff Member, Denver University Law Review, 1994-1996.
• Co-Author: “Covenants Not to Compete in the Sale of a Business: Protecting Goodwill,” The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 26 No. 12, P. 31, December 1997.
• Member, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, 1994-present.

English and French

Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, October 26, 1968.



Sean Rutledge

Sean Rutledge is a native of Loveland, Colorado and after an extensive study of physics and mathematics at the undergraduate and post graduate level he obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado in 2001. Following law school, he was Intern Law Clerk for the Honorable Jonathan Hays, Judicial District 19, Greeley, Colorado. Thereafter, he entered into private practice, focusing in the areas of business law, real estate, estate planning and litigation, including, especially, matters related to water rights and scientific evidence. Mr. Rutledge has appeared before several Courts throughout Colorado but appreciates the opportunity to assist clients in avoiding the perils and uncertainty that is inherent in litigation.

His clients include private individuals, developers, contractors and established companies, primarily in the Northern Colorado region. He enjoys working with clients on an individual basis, often assisting them in the formation of their business navigating them through challenging issues of legal liability and even drafting their wills. Mr. Rutledge believes that his diverse background assists in helping clients solve legal problems in a broad context and where a variety of different skill sets need to be implemented. Outside the office, he is involved in a wide variety of professional and civic organizations, including, the Judicial Review Commission, the Community Kitchen, Loveland Sertoma and the Thompson Education Foundation.

Linda Preslan Bower

Linda Preslan Bower graduated from Hiram College, Ohio magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado Law School and began her practice with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in the Water Rights and Water Quality Units. She enjoys applying that experience to her water and real estate clients, which include nonprofits, ditch companies, individuals and businesses. Ms. Bower also mediates separation agreements and provides litigation support drafting complex pleadings and contracts.

She has an affinity for helping client and their families through the process of drafting wills and probating a loved one’s estate. Locally she is a longtime volunteer for a church based homeless family shelter and is President of the Thompson Valley Rotary Club for the 2017-18 year.

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