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Patrick Thomas Canan

Car accident Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Patrick

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Patrick T. Canan is an accomplished personal injury and civil litigation lawyer, as well as the founder and managing partner at Canan Law in St. Augustine, Florida. Patrick devotes his practice to fighting for the rights of auto accident victims, as well as those affected by medical malpractice and serious personal injuries. He is also a Certified Court Mediator for the Florida Supreme Court, a legal specialty he has held since 2002.
Prior to founding Canan Law, Patrick served as the chief prosecutor of St. Johns County, as well as an assistant public defender in Alachua and Monroe Counties and an assistant state attorney/division chief in St. Johns County. He now uses this experience to aggressively advocate for the rights of his clients. For his work, Patrick has earned an AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and was named “Best Attorney” by Best of St. Augustine on multiple occasions, among other honors and accolades.

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Posted by Veronica | January 15, 2015
Best Case Scenario
I was involved in a severe car accident in 2013, leaving me with permanent injuries. Mr. Canan and Mr. Conrad served as my attorneys and worked diligently for a year and a half to resolve my case and come to a highly satisfactory settlement agreement with the opposing company without needing to move to litigation. Their professionalism, knowledge, and integrity provided for the best possible outcome given the complexities and needs of my case. They were readily available to assist with my questions and concerns at any time and were both "hands on" in developing a strong foundation to build my case based on facts and evident personal loss. I would highly recommend the service of Canan Law, and specifically Mr. Canan and Mr. Conrad for anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by John | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury experience
Called the big personal injury firms and never made it through the screening process [Morgan and Morgan/ Harrell and Harell]. Decided to speak with Canan law since I drove past their office going to work. The attorneys and paralegal staff were extremely proactive and I felt I was kept very well informed through the settlement process. I ended up walking away with a settlement that was just about 70% higher than the initial offer. Would definitely use Canan Law again for my legal needs.
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Posted by Nick | February 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome
I hired Mr. Canan to represent me in a Personal Injury case. He and his team were very responsive to my questions , they helped me through the entire process and explained each step along the way. He provided me an outcome that was so much better than I had expected. I highly recommend him and his team.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2014
DO NOT HIRE
I am a former client and I would NOT recommend Canan. If he is not making money off your case he will quit it. He quit mine. He discussed strategy with fellow attorneys without speaking with me. He acted like a five year old when the Judge granted temporary attorney fees that were not suitable for him. He then threatened to sue me if I did not let him off my case. I am a pre law student. I had to litigate my own case pro se. I have learned alot from my case and the industry itself. I have no respect for Canan. I would not waste your money or your time. He DOES NOT CARE about his clients.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Canan Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • McLeod Canan, LLC
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Chief Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Flagler College
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Monroe County Public Defender's Office
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Alachua County Public Defender's Office
  • 1982 - 1984
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Education

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Certified Mediator
  • 2002
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death Suit
  • $2 million
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Suit
  • $900,000
  • Wrongful Death Suit
  • $750,000

Associations

  • St. Johns County School Board
  • Board Member - District 5
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • EPIC Community Services
  • Incoming President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • St. Johns County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Attorney
  • Best of St. Augustine
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Attorney
  • Best of St. Augustine
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2001
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 1999
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Patrick
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick works hard for his clients and is very involved with the local community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I practice in South Florida I am aware of the reputation of Mr. Canan. I have learned through the word of other highly respected lawyers in North Florida as well as through co-counseling a case with Mr. Canan that he is a brilliant advocate for his clients, and that he doesn't rest until his goals for them are accomplished. His clients are truly in excellent hands, having found the best legal representation possible."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Saint Augustine Car accident Lawyer Patrick Thomas Canan
Patrick Thomas Canan
Car accident Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 41 years