Patrick founded The Barthet Firm in 1995 after having chaired the commercial practice of one of Miami’s most respected law firms for a number of years. In addition to practicing law, he created a paralegal curriculum in 1985 still offered today and which has since educated thousands of students. He was elected President in 1986, 1992, 2007 and again in 2013 of the city’s oldest business networking organization; in 2008, he was appointed Honorary Consul of Malta, the island nation where he was born; and in 2015, he formed the Miami Construction Forum, a monthly lunch and learn meeting for industry professionals.
He has represented many of South Florida’s most recognized and respected names in the construction, maritime and healthcare industries through both good and bad times, always providing the practical counsel they require. Known for telling clients not what they wish to hear but what they need to know, Patrick has always stood out from other lawyers.
Known for his responsiveness, effective advocacy and practical analysis, Patrick is regularly sought out by clients eager for bottom line advice. He currently serves as outside counsel to a number of local, national and international companies doing business in South Florida, companies whose owners and managers appreciate his candid and determined approach.
- B.A., 1968, Fordham University
- M.A., 1971, New York University
- J.D., 1979, University of Miami
- Florida’s state courts
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Recognition, Awards And Certifications
- AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
- Honorary Consul of Malta
- Founder, Miami Construction Forum
Publications, Presentations and Professional Activities
- No Written Change Order, Journal of Light Construction (September 2014)
- Why Use a ‘Time Is of the Essence’ Provision, Journal of Light Construction (June 2014)
- Giving Back What You’ve Earned: Resisting Preference Claims, The Contractor’s Compass, Journal of the American Subcontractor Association (June 2014)
- Paid in Full – Really, Journal of Light Construction (May 2014)
- Business Resources Disappearing Before Your Eyes, The Contractor’s Compass, Journal of the American Subcontractor Association (May 2014)
- Oops was that 100 or 1,000 feet: Who Made the Mistake, Journal of Light Construction (April 2014)
- Are You Prepared? Surviving an OSHA Inspection, Commercial Construction & Renovation (February 2014)
- Lien On, Journal of Light Construction (November 2013)
- Sales Agreement Specifics, Journal of Light Construction (September 2013)