Clem Pater III
Clem has more than 40 years of experience practicing law in Ohio. He received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
He is admitted to practice law in all Ohio courts (1969) as well as in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio (1970).
Mr. Pater currently serves on the Butler County Probate Committee. He has been a long-time advocate for the community, serving 19 years on the Board of Directors for the Home Federal Savings & Loan Association of Hamilton and for 18 years on the Board of Trustees for Partners in Prime (formerly Senior Citizens, Inc.).
Gerald L. Pater
Gerald has been involved in public sector law for more than 40 years. He graduated Cum Laude from Xavier University and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
He is admitted to practice law in all Ohio courts (1968), the United States Court of Military Appeals (1969) and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio (1973).
Mr. Pater served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. He was the City Prosecutor of Hamilton from 1973 to 1988 during which time he served as Small Claims Referee until 1990. He is the Acting Judge for the Honorable Daniel J. Gattermeyer.
Mr. Pater is the past president of the Butler County Chapter of the Xavier University National Alumni Association. He is a past president and Board of Trustees member for the Butler County Bar Association. He served for nine years as a Board member for Catholic Social Services and for more than 20 years as a Board of Trustees member for the Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Council.
Damon Lee Halverson
Damon graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He began working for the Pater Law Firm in 2000 and became an associate in 2001. He was later named a partner in 2011.
Mr. Halverson is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police in DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
He is a member and trustee of the Butler County Bar Association, member of the Ohio State Bar Association, as well as the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.