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

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

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

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1994

  • Recipient: Public Defender’s Office Award for Outstanding Service, 1975

  • Clearwater Bar Association Award for Outstanding Service to the Bar, 1987

  • The St. Petersburg Times’ Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award for Representation of Death Sentenced Inmates, 1982

  • The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, 1990

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