Patrick J. McNamara
Phone 813-229-2775
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Patrick J. McNamara is the firm’s Managing Shareholder. Pat joined de la Parte & Gilbert after receiving his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Florida in 1987. Pat practices in the fields of construction law, commercial, civil, and personal injury litigation, Health Law, and appeals.

Pat was named as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2013 through 2020, listed in Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" in 2012 and 2014 through 2020, and is a Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation for 2017 and 2020, and in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction, and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs for 2021.

He is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has served as counsel in cases receiving national attention. He has also negotiated and drafted numerous construction, architectural and engineering contracts for some of the state's largest construction projects.

Practice Focus:
Construction Law
Commercial Litigation
General Civil Litigation
Health Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Professional Liability

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1987

University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, 1984

Bar admissions:
The Florida Bar - 1987
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida - 1988

Representative community involvement:
Pat devotes considerable energy to Preserve Vision Florida, the state's leading sight saving organization. He has served as Chairman, Secretary and Vice-Chairman of its State Board of Governors and as Chair of its Hillsborough Council. He also served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the Tampa Bay Skating Club and served as a Coach and continues to serve as a Board Member for Interbay Little League. He is an alumnus of Leadership Tampa and the Tampa Connection.

Representative professional affiliations:
Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Past Chair of the Program Committee
  • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Construction Law Committee
  • Past Member of the Professionalism Committee
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
  • Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
Class representative to the Alumni Council of the University of Florida College of Law (1989-2004)

Continuing Legal Education Speaker on topics of construction law, and litigation practice.

Owners Perspective. Construction Owners Association of America, Fall 2009

Regulating Medical Identity Theft, HCBA Lawyer, Health Care Law Section, Feb 2010