Patrick J. MNamara Appointed to Executive Committee of Prevent Blindness Florida

Patrick J. McNamara, a partner with the Tampa law firm of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., has been appointed to the Executive Committee of Prevent Blindness Florida, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy vision through advocacy, education, screening and research.

Pat has practiced with de la Parte & Gilbert since 1987 and is the firm’s Vice Managing Shareholder. He practices in the fields of commercial, civil, and personal injury litigation, health law, construction law and appeals. Pat can be reached at

Kristin Melton Selected for Tampa Connection Class of 2010

Kristin Melton was selected to represent de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. in the exclusive Tampa Connection class of 2009-2010. Tampa Connection’s program is for up and coming community leaders and helps create a networking platform for building personal and professional relationships while improving the Tampa Bay area. As part of her program, Kristin will participate this year in the planning and implementation of a team project designed to fulfill an agency need for a non-profit organization in Hillsborough County. Kristin joined de la Parte & Gilbert in 2007; her primary practice areas include environmental, government, administrative and appellate law.

Eric D. Nowak Joins Firm.

Eric Nowak, a recent honors graduate of the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, has joined the firm practicing in the area of civil litigation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2004.

Richard A. Gilbert and Edward P. de la Parte, Jr. Included in 2010 The Best Lawyers In America®

Rich Gilbert and Ed de la Parte have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® – this publication is regarded by both the legal profession and the public as one of the most definitive guides to legal excellence in the United States.

Rich was listed in Personal Injury Litigation and Commercial Litigation, and Ed for the specialty of Water Law.

de la Parte & Gilbert Partners Selected as Super Lawyers By Super Lawyer Magazine.

Edward P. de la Parte, Jr. (Environmental Litigation, Environmental, Land Use/Zoning), Richard A. Gilbert (General Litigation, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Plaintiff) and David M. Caldevilla (Appellate, General Litigation, Administrative Law) were named “Super Lawyers” in the 2009 Florida edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

Daniel J. McBreen (Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Litigation, Real Property Litigation, Construction Litigation) was selected to Rising Stars.

Vivian Arenas-Battles Named To Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

Vivian Arenas-Battles has been named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in the area of Eminent Domain. Florida Trend’s Legal Elite named the top 918 attorneys who have earned the trust and endorsement of their peers. Vivian focuses her practice on administrative, environmental, and eminent domain cases.

Patrick J. McNamara Appointed To Serve On Florida Bar Committee

Patrick J. McNamara, a shareholder at de la Parte & Gilbert, has been appointed by the Florida Bar to serve on the Continuing Legal Education Committee. His term will begin July 1, 2009 and expire on June 30, 2012. In making the announcement, the Bar noted that, “The work of the Florida Bar’s standing committees is critical to the administration of justice. Our bar would not be as effective without your help, and the help of your fellow committee members.” Pat is the firm’s Vice Managing Shareholder, and practices in the fields of commercial, civil, and personal injury litigation, health law, construction law and appeals. He can be reached at

We’ve Moved! Same Building. Different Suite.

Physical Address:
Downtown Tampa
Bank of America Plaza
Suite 2000
101 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL  33602

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2350
Tampa, FL 33601-2350


Vivian Arenas-Battles

Vivian Arenas-Battles has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court Mediator and is available to handle mediations involving eminent domain and environmental law matters.

Daniel J. McBreen has become a partner

Daniel J. McBreen has become a partner at de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. Dan practices primarily in the firm’s civil litigation division. He has experience handling a variety of complex civil cases including medical malpractice and wrongful death actions, breach of contract disputes, real property disputes, construction disputes, and general negligence cases. Dan also serves as the firm’s recruiting coordinator.