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Angelo M. Patacca, Jr.

Angelo M. Patacca, Jr.Biography

Angelo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Admin­is­tration with a Major in Accounting from The University of Connecticut. He passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and worked for the public accounting firm of Price Water­house before enrolling in law school. In December 1994, Angelo earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, Angelo was a member of the school’s nationally-recog­nized Trial Team and in 1994 won the presti­gious National Trial Compe­tition co-hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1995 and 1996 he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John E. Steele, United States Magis­trate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District Court of Florida. In 1997, Angelo began his private practice repre­senting individuals who have been injured or harmed by the negli­gence and wrong­doing of others. Since that time, Angelo has continued to pursue his interest in trying cases on behalf of his clients. In 2008 he attended and graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. Angelo and his wife Traci have two sons, Connor and Brendan.


University of Connecticut — Bachelor of Science in Business Admin­is­tration (1989)
Stetson University College of Law — J.D. magna cum laude (1994)


Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Special­ization and Education
Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell

Member of:

The Florida Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
American Bar Associ­ation
Jacksonville Bar Associ­ation
American Associ­ation for Justice
Florida Justice Associ­ation
Jacksonville Justice Associ­ation
American Board of Trial Advocates
American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Accomplishments And Recognition

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, inducted 2016
Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College 2008
Florida Super Lawyers 2007–2016
Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2013 & 2014
Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister 2004–2007
Jacksonville Bar Associ­ation Board of Governors 2001–2004
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated since 2000
American College of Trial Lawyers — National Trial Compe­tition Champion 1994
Stetson College of Law Champi­onship Trial Team 1993 and 1994
Stetson College of Law, Law Review

Practice Areas

Auto Accidents, Business and Trust Disputes, Dangerous Products, Insurance Disputes, Medical Malpractice and Profes­sional Malpractice, Auto and Motor­cycle AccidentsBicycle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, and Wrongful Death cases. Angelo considers additional practice areas for repre­sen­tation and trial on a case-by-case basis.