Patrick J. McNamara


Patrick J. McNamara is the firm’s Managing Shareholder. Pat joined de la Parte, Gilbert, McNamara & Caldevilla 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 from 2013 through 2023, as one of Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” in 2012 and 2014 through 2022, and was selected as a Best Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation for 2017, and in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs for 2018-2023.

He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has served as counsel in matters receiving national attention. He has 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 Treasurer, 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 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

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