Patrick G. Emmanuel

Patrick G. Emmanuel was a practicing attorney at Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon for more than sixty-five years. Over the years he served his profession well and was rewarded for his efforts. He merited an impressive list of professional accolades: he was a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Emmanuel was the recipient of the Florida Bar’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award, as well as the Florida Bar Foundations “2001 Medal of Honor Award”, was rated an A-V attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and was named in each volume of The Best Lawyers in America, since 1983, as one of Florida’s outstanding lawyers in real estate. 

Mr. Emmanuel was a Major in a tank destroyer battalion during World War II and served his country as an experienced and decorated lawyer. 

A graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, he served his profession in countless capacities, including President of The Florida Bar and The Florida Bar Foundation, member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, chairman of numerous Florida Bar committees, and chairman of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida.

Military Experience

  • Officer/Major, U.S. Army, 1941 – 1945


  • University of Florida College of Law, 1946

Professional Work Experience

  • Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, 1946 to 2014

Special Qulaifications

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated among the “Best Real Estate Lawyers in America” each year from 1983 forward
  • Recipient of the Florida Bar Foundations “2001 Medal of Honor Award”

Court Admissions

  • All Florida Courts
  • Federal Court – Florida, Northern District
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • President, 1985 – 1986 and President Elect, 1984 – 1985
  • Delegate to Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986 – 1990
  • Member of the Board of Governors, 1968 – 1974, 1982-1986
  • Former member Executive Committee of Board of Governors
  • President’s Pro Bono Award recipient
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, President 1971 – 1973
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Society of the Bar of the First Judicial Circuit, President 1967
  • Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida, Member and Chairman, 1974 – 1981
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Delegate 1986 – 1989
  • Former member Standing Committee on Professional Discipline
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Lecture/Author Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education

Community Involvement

  • Chairman of Advisory Board of Scared Heart Hospital of Pensacola, 10 years
  • Northwest Florida Crippled Children’s Home, former member and Board of Directors, Pro Bono Attorney for 20 years
  • Florida Children’s Commission, former member appointed by Governor
  • March of Dimes, Chairman Legal Division
  • James Baroco Foundation, Board Member