Patrick M. DeLong

Patrick M. DeLong: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
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As a member of the Casualty Department, Patrick represents clients and their insurers in high exposure automobile negligence, uninsured motorist, premises liability, commercial general liability and construction site accident cases involving allegations of wrongful death and catastrophic injuries in both Florida and federal courts.

Patrick also focuses a portion of his practice representing clients in complex construction defect, and building design related claims and suits. He routinely represents and defends real estate developers, general contractors, subcontractors, licensed construction industry professionals, as well as municipalities, in all manner of construction related actions.

Since joining the firm in 2013, Patrick has defended creditors and debt servicers in creditors’ rights, TCPA, FDCPA and FCCPA actions.

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 for law school 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 circuit and federal district courts, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Preserving Evidence and Avoiding Spoliation in Florida, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014

Year Joined Organization: 2013


Marshall Dennehey Announces 2019 Shareholder Class and Special Counsel Promotions
January 2, 2019
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 13 associates and two special counsel have been elevated to shareholder. Additionally, the firm has promoted four associates to the position of special counsel. These new shareholders and special counsel represent the firm's...


Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Offense is a Good Defense
Seminar • Sep 17, 2014
*Complimentary breakfast begins at 8:00am and lunch will be provided. Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a comprehensive review of the latest legal trends in Medicare, Bad Faith, Social Media Discovery and more..... Topics include:...

Areas of Practice (6)

  • General Liability
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Commercial Automobile and Trucking Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(954) 832-3953  Phone
(954) 627-6640  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, Major: Philosophy, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
2000, U.S District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2000, U.S District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1994, U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1993, Florida

Associations & Memberships

•ACA International (The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals)
•NARCA (The National Creditors Bar Association)

Reported Cases:
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.; Secured the dismissal of an FDCPA class action on behalf of a law firm whose practice focused upon mortgage foreclosures.

Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (3 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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