Patrick D. Doherty – Partner (Retired)

Areas of practice

  • Federal criminal defense
  • Selective state criminal trial law
  • Selective state civil trial law
  • Appellate practice

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 1973
  • Louisiana, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1973
  • Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • Colorado, 1988

  • Awards

  • Education

    • Loyola University, J.D., 1972
      • Member, Loyola Law School Law Review
    • Loyola University, B.A. in Political Science, 1969

    Professional memberships

    • The Florida Bar
      • Member, Young Lawyers Board of Governors, 1980
    • Local Grievance Committee, 1990
    • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers
      • Past president two times
    • Barney Masterson’s Inn of Court


  • Certifications

    • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1987–2002

  • Speaking engagements

    • Speaker: Death Penalty Seminars including “Life Over Death,” Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers, Stetson University College of Law
    • Speaker:  NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Death Penalty Seminar in Airlie, Virginia
    • Speaker:  “The Limits of Zealous Representation,” Inns of Court, 1997

  • Appointments

    • Delegate, Federal Bar Association Meeting, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004

Patrick D. Doherty

Email address: pat@brownanddoherty.com | Phone: 727-299-0099