Patrick Russell is a Trial Partner at Lydecker | Diaz and has been practicing law since 1994. He practices out of the firm’s Miami office where he maintains an active trial practice throughout the State of Florida. In addition to his trial work, Patrick is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator and leads the Mediation practice group at the firm. Patrick Russell is available to mediate matters involving commercial litigation, contract disputes, first-party insurance claims, and personal injury/premises liability matters. Patrick’s philosophy for mediation is based on the four core principles of active listening, proper speech, impeccable actions, and empathy for all the participants. The goal is to have a meaningful mediation for all the parties that results in mutual respect, understanding, and ultimately a resolution for the dispute.
Prior to joining Lydecker | Diaz, Mr. Russell was a Bar Counsel and ethics trial lawyer for The Florida Bar. He has more than two decades of previous legal experience in private practice, and this diverse legal experience includes business entities and startups, commercial litigation, condominium associations, debt collection and judgment enforcement, insurance law, personal injury, product liability, and real estate law matters.
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Patrick Russell is a native of the State of Wisconsin and has resided in Florida since 1990 upon moving here to attend law school. Upon graduation from the University of Miami School of Law, he joined a national check guarantee company as general counsel and handled all of its commercial litigation claims. Mr. Russell later mentored under a prominent member of the Florida House of Representatives where he was actively involved in Hurricane Andrew insurance claims on behalf of homeowners as well as co-counsel for commercial evictions, probate matters, and transactional work involving business licensing and sales. Afterwards, Mr. Russell formed his own law firm which he managed for over eighteen years. During this time, he maintained a busy and diverse practice that included both litigation and transactional work involving insurance law, business law, contracts, and real estate. Past clients have included the State of Florida, Aries Insurance Company, American Skyhawk Insurance Company, Virginia Tech University, Aljoma Lumber, ARI Shipping, Bay View East Condominium Association, Patricia Condominium Association, Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery, PuroClean of South Miami, Stones Supplier of the World, Sundial Towers Condominium Association, and WeShipBoats.com.