Patrick M. Delaney
Patrick Delaney represents automotive manufacturers in all phases of litigation involving Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Florida Lemon Law including arbitration before the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board and in lawsuits throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States. He represents automobile manufacturers against negligence and strict liability claims based upon alleged product defects. In addition, he represents clients in casualty litigation defending companies against premises liability claims.
Prior to joining RumbergerKirk, Patrick served as both an Assistant Public Defender and an Assistant Attorney General. He successfully argued cases at every level of the Florida courts and has extensive experience arguing before the Florida Supreme Court.
Prior to attending law school, Patrick worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative staff member to United States Senator George V. Voinovich.
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.
- Motor Vehicles
- Orange County Bar Association
- Professionalism Committee, Co-Chair
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
- West Virginia — 2020
- Virginia — 2018
- Texas — 2015
- Florida — 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeal (11th Circuit)
- U.S. District Courts of Florida (Northern, Middle)
- Author, "Ford vs. Forum Shopping: The Attempt to Limit Personal Jurisdiction to a “Causation Only” Analysis," May 2021
- Author, "Florida Supreme Court Holds FTC’s “Single Document Rule” Does Not Apply to Binding Arbitration Agreements Under Magnuson-Moss Act," April 2021
- Author, "With Remote Jury Trials on the Horizon, Litigators Must be TV Ready," Legaltech News, June 8, 2020