Patrick M. DelaneyPatrick is an experienced and well rounded litigator who focuses his practice in the areas of warranty, lemon law and products liability defense. For cases involving the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Florida Lemon Law, Patrick represents automotive manufacturers in all phases of litigation including arbitration before the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board and in law suits throughout the State. In his product liability practice, he represents manufacturers of automobiles against negligence and strict liability claims based upon alleged product defects.

Patrick joined Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell after serving as both an Assistant Public Defender and an Assistant Attorney General. Patrick has successfully argued cases at every level of the Florida courts and has extensive experience arguing before the Florida Supreme Court.

In 2012, Patrick authored Sorry Linus, I Need Your Security Blanket: How the Smartphone, Constant Connectivity with the Internet, and Social Networks Act as Catalysts for Juror Misconduct, 24 St. Thomas L. Rev 473 (Summer 2012). The article examines the ongoing problem of jurors using the Internet during voir dire, trial, and during deliberations to either conduct research or comment about the proceedings via social networking websites. The article looks to answer whether a burden upon defense counsel exists to monitor jurors during a trial and if counsel is ineffective for failing to do so.

Prior to attending law school, Patrick worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative staff member to United States Senator George V. Voinovich.
  • Education

    St. Thomas University School of Law - J.D., 2010
    • Dean’s List: Spring 2009, Fall 2009
    • Law Review: Executive Board – Articles Solicitation Editor (Fall 2009 – Spring 2010);
    • Moot Court: Robert B. Orseck Moot Court Competition, Semi-Finalist (June 2009); Moot Court coach in the 2009 National Criminal Procedure Tournament in San Diego, CA.
    • Research Assistant: Research Assistant for Professor Carol Zeiner (credited in Eminent Domain Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Private Benefit Masquerading as Classic Public Use, 28 Va. Envtl. L.J.1 (2010); and, Section 529 Prepaid College Tuition Scholarships: Help in Uncertain Economic Times, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 1061(Summer 2009)); Research Assistant for Professor Tamara F. Lawson (credited in “Whites Only Tree,” Hanging Nooses, No Crime?: Limiting the Prosecutorial Veto for Hate Crimes in Louisiana and Across America, 8 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 123. (Spring 2008))
    The Catholic University of America - B.A., History, 2005
  • Bar Admissions

    • Virginia (2018)
    • Texas (2015)
    • Florida (2010)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeal (11th Circuit)
    • U.S. District Courts of Florida (Northern, Middle)
 
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