Patrick graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Patrick competed as a member of Stetson’s nationally recognized Trial Team program, was published by a law review, and received numerous awards for mock trial practice, professionalism, and student service. During this time, he was also a research assistant, a teaching assistant for a Trial Advocacy course, and a participant in an advanced Trial Advocacy program at the prestigious University of Oxford. After law school, Patrick has continued to expand his knowledge by completing Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program on Negotiation.
Before graduating law school, Patrick had the opportunity to work in many different areas of law. Most notably, he interned with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida and assisted in a clemency petition granted by the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Additionally, as a clinical student, he represented veterans appealing their denial of VA disability benefits, and after arguing his appeal before a Veterans Law Judge from Washington, D.C., he was able to secure a favorable outcome for a deserving veteran.
Following graduation, Patrick has proudly devoted his practice to personal injury law, only representing injury victims. He previously worked in two of the largest plaintiff personal injury law firms in Florida, gaining invaluable experience through their high-volume caseloads. During that time, he worked on hundreds of injury cases throughout negotiation, litigation, mediation, and trial phases. Patrick brought his understanding from those experiences to Hale Law, where millions have been recovered on behalf of the wrongfully injured and deceased in Florida. As a Partner of the firm, Patrick strives to bring success and personal attention to his clients he considers part of the Hale Law family for life.
Patrick is a member of The Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association, Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, and the Sarasota County Bar Association. He received a 2021 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, an honor only approximately 10% of attorneys have achieved. He was also selected to the 2021 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers, an honor only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida receive. Patrick is admitted to practice in all Florida courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.