- Professional Liability
- Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
- Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
- Real Estate E&O Liability
- Class Action Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: (954) 832-3953|
Fax: (954) 627-6640
|University ||University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, Major: Philosophy, 1990|
|Law School||University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1993|
|Admitted||1993, Florida; 1994, U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2000, U.S District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2000, U.S District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit|
Associations & Memberships
Florida Bar Associate
•Orange County Bar Association
Patrick is a member of the Professional Liability Department, where the focus of his practice is representing clients in complex litigation in both federal and state courts. In addition to defending licensed professionals and business owners in professional liability claims, Patrick also defends financial institutions, debt servicers, credit reporting agencies and all manner of lenders in creditors' rights, FDCPA, FCRA and FCCPA actions.
Patrick is also experienced in representing corporate clients in mass tort and class action lawsuits, as well as municipalities in civil rights and construction actions as well as his representation of clients in sensitive matters involving significant media exposure. He has litigated a wide range of high-exposure cases involving allegations of fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, misleading advertising, negligence and wrongful death.
In 1990, Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of Notre Dame, and remained at the University of Notre Dame where he received is juris doctor in 1993. Patrick is a member of the Bar of the state of Florida. He is admitted to practice before all Florida state and federal courts, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Significant Representative Matters
•Won summary judgment in favor of a national real estate developer in a class action case brought in federal court, on behalf of homeowners in a large planned community. Damages in excess of $5 million were sought against the developer, who was accused of fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, misleading advertising, unjust enrichment, and negligence. After the summary judgment was affirmed on appeal, four related class action cases and one mass tort case were pending against the real estate developer in state court. Here, the combined alleged damages were in excess of $40 million, but were again favorably resolved.
•Secured summary judgment in favor of a municipality in a Fair Housing Act case brought by a real estate developer who accused the municipality, its mayor, vice mayor and commissioners of racial discrimination after the commission voted against its proposed development.
Year Joined Organization: 2013
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