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Patricia Margaret Kennedy

Patricia Margaret Kennedy

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

Patricia Kennedy is an "AV" rated Partner at Leesfield & Partners, P.A.   She focuses her practice in Plaintiffs' personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, commercial torts, and premises liability.  She is a 1989 magna cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University Law School where she was a member of the Nova Law Review.  Ms. Kennedy has a long history of pro bono service to the Miami legal community. 


 




COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT



Volunteer Lawyers Program/Comprehensive Pro Bono Projects:


Domestic Violence Task Force


Child Advocacy Task Force


Landlord-Tenant Task Force Miami Women’s Chamber of Commerce


Board of Directors Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Chair, Development Committee


Pro Se Litigation Task Force, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Women’s Leadership Forum, National Democratic Party


EMILY’S List


National Organization for Women


Contributor, Southern Law Poverty Center


Friends of WLRN, Inc.


Friends of Metro Zoo


Women's Fund


Planned Parenthood


 


PERSONAL DATA


Born Charleston, South Carolina


Residence: Pinecrest, Florida

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    17 years, 100 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    17 years, 10 cases
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
    17 years, 25 cases
  4. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    17 years, 10 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($450-495/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • John Michael Phillips

    I endorse Attorney Kennedy. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos.

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    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Miguel Manuel de la O

    I have known Ms. Kennedy for 20 years. Her work, and her work ethic, are outstanding. I have referred several clients to her over the years, and they are always very satisfied with Patricia's effort and results.

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    Miguel de la O Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Leesfield & Partners, P.A.

2350 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, FL, 33133-2314

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Florida Super LawyersFlorida Professional Media, Inc.2010
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 50 Women Florida LawyersSuperlawyers.com2009
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Florida Super LawyersFlorida Professional Media, Inc.2009
Top 5% of South Florida LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Florida Super LawyersKey Professional Media, Inc.2008
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Top 1.9% of all Active Members of Florida BarFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Board of DirectorsSusan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate1999
Nova Law ReviewNova Southeastern University Law School1987

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder/PartnerLeesfield & Partners, P.A.1998 - Present
Associate and PartnerSteel Hector & Davis LLP1989 - 1997
National Account ManagerXerox Corporation1972 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Miami Beach Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - 2006
America Justice AssociationN/A1999 - 2007
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationN/A1998 - 2008
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersN/A1989 - Present
Florida BarN/A1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Limor v. United Presidential Insurance$33 million settlement
Kelly v. SabreTechSettlement
Est. of S.H. v. Doe Corp$1,325,000 Settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bill of Particulars (New York State Trial Lawyers Association)Rental Car Immunity--Where are we Now?2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJ.D. Magna Cum Laude1989
Barry UniversityN/ABachelors Degree1986
Florida International UniversityN/AN/AN/A
University of South CarolinaN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Living and Lawyering in MiamiPanelist2011