Ann-Patton Hornthal


Ann-Patton Hornthal, a shareholder of Roberts & Stevens, is devoted to handling litigation and pre-litigation matters on behalf of commercial clients in complex trial, regulatory, and appellate matters in state and federal courts and licensing boards, with an emphasis on professional liability defense and commercial disputes. Ann-Patton has represented clients in healthcare, legal, manufacturing, alternative-energy, and law enforcement sectors. She devotes a substantial portion of her practice to appellate work.
Ann-Patton’s peers have honored her in North Carolina Super Lawyer publications since 2011. Currently, Ann-Patton serves as the Vice President of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of North Carolina, the Vice Chancellor of the Harry C. Martin American Inn of Court, and a member of the Board of Directors for Pisgah Legal Services, a nonprofit that provides free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable people in Western North Carolina. Ann-Patton is also an active member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, and North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.

Member Bar Number: 35477

Practice Areas

Appellate practice, Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Education Law, Health Law, Malpractice Law, Personal Injury

States Licensed


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit | U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina | Cherokee Tribal Court


Contact Information

Roberts & Stevens, P.A. | Email: ahornthal@roberts-stevens.com   | Phone: 828-252-6600