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I've been serving the citizens of the South Florida region for more than 16 years, as I first began as a prosecutor in the Broward County State Attorney's office in 1995. Now that I'm a partner in the firm of Balkan & Patterson, the experience I've gained helps me to represent consumers, insurance policyholders, the injured and their families, and people who have been wronged due to negligence or intentional acts.  I have been involved in nationwide class actions and have tried over 100 jury trials and have achieved the highest peer review rating for ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubble.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
  4. Class Action: 10%
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    7 years



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Contact info

Balkan & Patterson, LLP

1877 S Federal Hwy.
Suite. 100
Boca Raton, FL, 334326008


FLMember in Good Standing199509/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend's2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2011
RecipientWho's Who in South Florida Law2010
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerBalkan & Patterson, LLP2006 - Present
AssociateCarman, Beauchamp & Sang, P.A.2000 - 2006
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office - Broward County1995 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eleventh Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Federal Courts in FloridaAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gomez v. CardenasPlaintiff verdict in excess of $500,000
Venice Presbyterian Church Early Childhood Center$3.9 million settlement
Turner vs. WarrenPlaintiff Verdict for $1.85 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Parkland Coral Springs LifeUninsured Motorist Coverage - Why It Is Necessary2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Western New England CollegeGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Child SafetyChild Safety2009