P. Michael Patterson

P. Michael Patterson

Of Counsel

Mike Patterson is a highly experienced litigator and has tried hundreds of cases from complex federal income tax to substantial personal injury and death cases. Mike served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. In that position, he exercised authority over all civil cases in North Florida in which the United States was a party and personally handled the case that resulted in the largest environmental judgment in the history of the Florida panhandle. Mike has represented both developers and citizens' groups in environmental cases. He has substantial experience in the application and enforcement of healthcare laws and regulations.
 
Mike has extensive experience in both mass tort litigation and the defense of environmental pollution actions. Numbered among his current clients are Agrico Chemical Company, Sacred Heart Health System and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Mike enjoys professional relationships with firms throughout the United States. He has testified on prosecutorial ethics before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

Practice Areas

Education
  • University of Florida Law School, J.D., 1973
  • Tulane University, B.S. in Philosophy, 1971
Professional Work Experience
  • Director, Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, 2002
  • United States Attorney, Northern District of Florida,1993-2001
  • Office of the State Attorney, Supervisor Special Prosecutions, 1983-1993
  • Private Practice, Patterson and Susco, 1977-1983
  • Private Practice, Ray, Patterson, and Kievit, 1974-1977
Special Qualifications
  • BV Rating-Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Court Admissions
  • All Florida State Courts, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Professional Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • United States Attorney General's Advisory Committee, Member 1995-1997
  • Statewide Nominating Committee for Judges of Compensation Claims
  • Pensacola Inns of Court, Master
Civic and Community Involvement
  • University Hospital, Former Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Pensacola Heritage Foundation, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Northwest Florida Kidney Foundation, Former Member of Board of Directors

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