Lydecker Diaz Appoints Patrick Russell as Partner

Patrick Russell

Russell brings more than twenty years of diverse legal experience to role, including active trial practice, insurance law, commercial litigation and ethics law

Miami-based law firm Lydecker Diaz recently hired Patrick Russell, Esq. as Partner in its Miami office, adding an accomplished attorney with decades of diverse legal experience to the firm’s growing practice. Russell has been practicing law in Florida since 1994 and his previous work includes more than twenty years in private practice, where he handled a wide range of casework. At Lydecker Diaz, Russell will continue to maintain an active trial practice throughout the State of Florida.

“Patrick’s legal experience and documented success – as well as his breadth of practice areas – make him a welcome addition to our team at Lydecker Diaz and complement our existing areas of expertise, including insurance, commercial litigation, and legal malpractice, while adding compliance, ethics, and lawyer regulation to the firm,” said Richard Lydecker, Founding Partner of Lydecker Diaz. “We very much look forward to leveraging his expertise to serve our clients.”

Prior to joining Lydecker Diaz, Russell was Ethics Trial Counsel for The Florida Bar. Before joining the Florida Bar as Ethics Trial Counsel, he spent the majority of his legal career – more than eighteen years – managing his own law firm. During that time, Russell maintained a busy and diverse practice that included both litigation and transactional work involving insurance law, business law, contracts and real estate.

Russell is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and Marquette University in his native Wisconsin. He is also actively involved in several professional and community pursuits outside of his legal practice. His memberships and activities include:

  • Chair – Health and Wellness Committee, ADR Section, Florida Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Florida Bar
  • WIND, Windstorm Insurance Network member
  • Director for the nonprofit Making History Project (
  • Former Bar Grievance Committee Member, 11th Judicial Circuit
  • Past volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem for minor settlements, 11th Judicial Circuit

Founded in Miami, Lydecker Diaz now encompasses twelve offices across Florida and the Northeast that specialize in complex commercial litigation, insurance defense, government liability and labor & employment law.

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