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About Me

I am an accomplished military, criminal and civil trial attorney with a strong background in criminal, military, civil law, and criminal appellate work, having litigated in hundreds of jury trials in both State and Federal Courts.  I have a proven ability to negotiate resolutions to complex issues.   Member of the Florida Bar since 1992.   I am former Assistant Felony Public Defender for Hillsborough County, where I handled all levels of criminal cases to include life felonies.

I am also a Colonel, U.S. Army and serve as the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve Element, United States Central Command, Mac Dill AFB, Florida.   Before that, I was the Commander for the 154th Legal Support Organization, Trial Defense Service.  In that capacity, I supervise and manage the activities of 162 subordinate Judge Advocate’s located throughout the Eastern United States and Europe.

I am an experienced military litigator, trying 100 courts-martial and litigated over 130 appellate cases at the Army Court Criminal Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; represented the Department of Defense in Federal Labor Relations cases in both Federal Court and before Administrative Law Judges under both the MSPB and the EEOC.

Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran. 

Member and/or license to practice before:

-        United States Supreme Court

-        Supreme Court of Florida

-        United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

-        United  States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

-        United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals

-        United States Court of Federal Claims

-        United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida



Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    23 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Immigration: 15%
    6 years, 200 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    23 years, 200 cases
  4. Military Law: 5%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  5. Constitutional: 5%
    23 years, 100 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Melissa Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick and I worked together for many years at the Public Defender's Office. Over the years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Mr. Leduc in action. He is always well prepared and a great advocate.


    Melissa Wilson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

4809 E. Busch Blvd.
Suite 204
Tampa, FL, 33617


FLMember in Good Standing199209/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2013
Army Reserve Commendation MedalU.S. Army2012
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2011
Army Reserves Commendation MedalU.S. Army2010
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2007
Iraqi Campaign MedalU.S. Army2007
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary MedalU.S. Army2007
Army Reserves Commendation MedalU.S. Army2007
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army2004
Army Reserves Commendation MedalU.S. Army2004
Global War on Terroism Service MedalU.S. Army2004
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army2001
Clayton Burton Award of ExcellenceThe Florida Bar2000
Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army1999
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army1995
Army Acheivement MedalU.S. Army1994
Army Reserves Commendation MedalU.S. Army1992
Good Conduct MedalU.S. Army1992
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Officer's of Patrick Leduc, P.A.2011 - Present
AssociateMerlin Law Group2010 - 2011
Assistant Felony Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender, 13th Circuit2001 - 2010
Judge AdvocateU.S.Army Judge Advocate General's Corps Attorney1992 - 2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alliance Defending FreedomAssociate Member2013 - Present
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Veterans of Foriegn WarsMember2007 - Present
Citizen's Advisory Committe to the Hillsborough County MPOMember2004 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Florida West Coast High School Soccer Referee AssociationReferee2001 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. JohnsonNot Guilty
State v. BowersNot Guilty of all charges
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Publication NameTitleDate
Liberty University Law ReviewChristianity and the Framers: An Analysis concerning the True Intent of the Establishment Clause2011
American Journal of Trial AdvocacyCruzan v. Director, Missouri Department Of Health and the Right to Die: Where Should the Line be Drawn1991
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Army War CollegeProfessional EducationMasters in Strategic Studies2011
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJuris Doctor1992
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceB.S.1987
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Hillsborough County MPO meetingCitizens Advisory Committee to the Hillsborough MPO Light Rail Proposal2006
DoD Polygraph Institute sexual offenders courseDefending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective2005
DoD Polygraph Institute sexual offenders courseDefending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective2004
DoD Polygraph Institute sexual offenders courseDefending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective2003
Department of Defense Polygraph Institute sexual offenders courseDefending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective2002