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Patrick Kane Korody

Military law Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   65 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 10 years
    Maryland - MD 18 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    20 years, 400 cases

  2. Military law
    50%

    20 years, 450 cases

Attorney Patrick Korody spent 10 years on active duty in the Navy JAG Corps, where he served as a military and federal prosecutor, military defense counsel, and crime victims' rights attorney.  He deployed to Iraq in 2007 where he presented cases to Iraqi judges in Iraqi courts.  He served as the special victims' prosecutor for the Navy in the Northwest Region of the United States and received advanced litigation and trial training through the military.  He used his experience, service, and training to achieve outstanding results for his clients as a civilian attorney.

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Attorney Patrick Korody discusses positive urinalysis (drug tests) in the military and what happens afterwards.

Location

Korody Law, P.A.
118 W. Adams Street
Ste 500
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!!!
It was very pleasant working with Mr. Korody. During the free consultation, he gave me sound advice on what to do if I wanted to represent myself and also what he can do as my attorney. I chose to hire him because I didn't want to risk losing my clearance from any mistakes or lack of information I might have submitted on my own. Mr. Korody was very detailed and his communication level was excellent. I felt confident that he would resolve the issues with my clearance and he did! My clearance went through and I'm thankful to be able to celebrate the holidays without having that burden on my mind. I definitely would recommend him! He's an amazing attorney and a great person.
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Posted by Sam | October 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Military Law
Patrick and his firm represented me to the ABCMR on a very complex case to have my records reflect an award. They were always available to discuss my concerns and exhibited the utmost professionalism. If the need arose, I would work with Patrick and his firm again in an instant.
Posted by Truman | April 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Mr. Korody defended me at an ADSEP board and I couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable and professional attorney. He was very well prepared for the board and his experience in UCMJ matters is outstanding . I hope I never have to go through any other circumstance that would warrant a lawyer but should I he’s the only person I would call. He literally saved not only my career but my family’s livelihood. Couldn’t be more pleased with him.
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Posted by Kyle | January 10, 2023
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Active Duty Sailor - Positive Urinalysis.
Positive Urinalysis. (No Misconduct, Retained) Mr Korody immediately gathered all facts with my situation and never made me feel uncomfortable with the stigmas associated with a positive urinalysis. Mr Korody was always reachable, honest, and he quarterbacked the whole process. My situation went to an ADSEP Board with possibly losing all VA benefits and pension. If it wasn’t for his experience and knowledge of the military justice process there is no way my board would have resulted in no misconduct and retained. Thanks to Mr Korody I can retire at 20yrs with my pension and my reputation intact!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
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Excellent Trial Attorney!
From the very beginning of our interactions, I had a good feeling about Mr. Korody. The advice he gave was spot on throughout the entire process and he was always very open and honest. Even when I was unsure along the way, he reassured me to trust the process. In all honesty, there were times when I thought "maybe we should fold the tent", but he gave me the confidence to push through. At several points in said process, I thought the ship was sinking, but he always was open and honest, evening saying, "we're taking on water, but we are not sunk yet"! I could tell, he had the gumption to take it all the way, so that's just what we did. He never made unrealistic promises and he commonly stated, "the only thing certain about a trial, is that it's uncertain". When it came to the actual trial, he ran circles around the other side, almost to the point where I wasn't sure the other side knew what was going on. His knowledge of case law was second to none. His closing argument tied everything together in a way that was so digestible, that in the end I got the best and most desirable outcome possible. One of the best decisions I have ever made without a shadow of doubt! If you need a good lawyer, you can end your search with him! ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!
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Posted by John | September 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
This Attorney was recommended to me and after contacting him, I felt very confident all would work out in my favor, even knowing there were no guarantees. Knowledgeable and self assured, he instilled confidence without promising a particular outcome. After our first conversation, I felt comfortable hiring him and was very happy that he was able to put an appeal together in the amount of time I initially retained him for. He was considerate of my time and always emailed to arrange a time to call so as to not waste phone calls back and forth. Was transparent from the start with his fee schedule.
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Posted by Heather | July 8, 2022
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Military Adverse Administrative Action Response
Mr. Korody helped to craft a response to an adverse administrative action for my active duty husband. The situation was very complex and required knowledge of joint operations and military structures. Mr. Korody helped create a thorough, precise response and followed all military instruction expectations. His help gave us the confidence to go into the response phase knowing we had done everything possible. Mr. Korody is highly professional and responsive, and he worked well with the active military lawyer we were assigned. He was attentive to our concerns, worked hard to fully understand the entire situation, and gave excellent advice on the tone and tenor of the response.
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Posted by Chastity | May 20, 2022
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Will fight for you
I worked with Mr. Korody for the last year on a case that many told me would take several years. What has taken others 2-4 years to achieve, he was able to help me in less than one year. Also, he is mindful of economic constraints of his clients and is able to make recommendations that are equally accommodating. My case is in the process of closure but I am willing to give him an excellent review anyway.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
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Excellent!
Patrick was extremely professional, thorough, and successful in helping me adjudicate my judgment; don't know what I would have done without him. Would absolutely recommend!
Posted by Sarita | February 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Korody Law Firm is among the best in the business for all your military legal needs. EXCELLENT knowledge of military procedures and law and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Joshua | June 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Mr. Korody and his office were outstanding to work with. He was able to quickly comprise a detailed and very well written package. I have no doubt that this was paramount in clearing up the situation surrounding my security clearance. I highly recommend Mr. Korody for any legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Gets The Job Done!
I couldn’t be happier with the help and guidance that Patrick gave me dealing with a legal matter regarding my military past. I was in full panic-mode when I got on Google & found him. He answered the phone, listened, & got to work tackling my serious issue. (I could have lost my job b/c of this so when I say it was serious I’m not exaggerating.) Patrick is a former Navy JAG and I knew I needed someone with that background & knowledge due to my situation. He was always prompt in responding when I emailed him something, kept me updated & included each step of the way, and did what he said he was going to do crazy fast every time. Due to his actions the matter has been resolved and I can breathe again. HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
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Independent Contractor
Very professional. Took care of my legal needs quick and easy. I'm able to carry on with my life without having to worry about anything negative in a background check.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2020
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Excellent Legal Advice and Guidance
As a person always on the right side of the law, I was caught off guard and in a situation where I needed legal advice quickly. After researching several attorneys, I decided to hire Patrick. His sound advice and guidance made the most stressful time of my life bearable. Without his help, I would have been uninformed and worried for months on end. Because of his involvement in my case, my legal matter had a successful outcome. He has many connections that proved to be valuable assets for obtaining information and keeping me informed. He's was readily available for questions and concerns, and always reached out promptly when he had information pertaining to my case. He has EXCELLENT knowledge of military procedures and law. If you find yourself in a situation where guidance is needed, I suggest you hire Patrick. The peace of mind in itself is worth the money.
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Posted by Robert | May 14, 2020
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Divorce / Military Retirement Pay
I’m so glad I was able to locate and retain Patrick Karody Law Firm to represent my interest in determining the value of my military retirement on the date of dissolution, rather than the current value. I have several friends who are seasoned attorneys and JAG Officers and none of them were successful in helping me locate an attorney with the knowledge and experience Patrick has with military divorces and specifically filing military pay orders. Patrick was efficient, effective, and most of all the utmost professional.
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Posted by Nolan | April 10, 2020
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Representation for USMC Urinalysis Case
After returning from my honeymoon in South America I tested positive for a prohibited drug on a post-leave urinalysis within my unit. My training was immediately frozen and I suddenly had major career implications, possibly even separation, staring me in the face in light of this positive test. Having limited knowledge of the process and legal expertise needed to defend myself in the event of a positive urinalysis in the Marine Corps, I sought out an experienced lawyer. After a quick internet search by my father and I, we found Patrick, saw his credentials as a JAG and having defended similar cases to mine and never looked back. Patrick gave me immediate and invaluable advice the day I was told of the positive test and I hired him soon after. Long story short, with Patrick's expertise we were able to prove my innocence to my command as the result of innocent ingestion. No administrative or disciplinary actions were taken against me and I was promptly put back into training after the decision by my command four months after the positive test. Everything he did from advise to document drafting was exactly what I needed, when I needed it and I don't know where I'd be today without Patrick's services. I don't write reviews often but I would be remiss not to give Patrick my highest recommendation and gratitude for his work on my behalf.
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Posted by James | April 9, 2020
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The Best Military Defense Firm
Korody Law Firm is among the best in the business representing service members during trying times. Every step of the way, Korody Law Firm was with me with sage advice and excellent representation. Any questions I had were answered in a timely manner. Their knowledge of military law was impeccable. I highly recommend this firm to any service member who requires the best representation!
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Posted by Jason | November 22, 2019
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Outstanding
Mr. Korody is likely the best option I could’ve chosen in Jacksonville. He was very straightforward, knowledgeable, and suppressed any worries/concerns I had. He was always there to take my calls or texts and handled my case with his absolute attention. Because of Mr. Korody, I got my case thrown out and was able to continue getting out of the Navy with an honorable discharge.
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Posted by Nate | November 3, 2019
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The best
Pat Korody isnt just a great lawyer, he is an even better person. Because of how thorough he is and his dedication to this client (me), he was able prove that the case brought against me was in the baseless. This man went the extra mile to get to know me as a person which helped him prove our case. Thank you Pat!
Posted by James | October 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Free initial consultation. Gave me sound advice right away. Guided me Thru the process. Explained everything. The case went exactly as he predicted and we were successful. No hassles. No complications.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director - Attorney
  • Korody Law, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Supervising Attorney, Victims' Legal Counsel Program
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA)
  • U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Senior Trial Counsel (Supervising Prosecutor)
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Staff Judge Advocate, Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWO EIGHT
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocat General's Corps
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Senior Defense Counsel
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Liaison Officer - Central Criminal Court of Iraw
  • Multi-National Force Iraq
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Trial Counsel (Prosecutor)
  • U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Baker Hostetler
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Prosecutor (Rule II / Intern)
  • Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Naval Justice School
  • Basic Law Course / Operational Law Course
  • 2006
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Amherst College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. Paul Durousseau
  • Life in Prison.

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Jacksonville Beach Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Navy Legal Professional
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Junior Officer of the Quarter
  • Naval Legal Service Office Central
  • 2009
  • Junior Officer of the Quarter
  • Naval Legal Service Office Central
  • 2008
  • Junior Office of the Quarter
  • Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic
  • 2006
  • Honor Student
  • Officer Indoctrination School
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • NCIS Advanced Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Crime Victim Rights and Victim Rights Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Air Force Judge Advocate General's School
  • Post-Trial Process; Parole and Clemency Process
  • 2015
  • Naval Justice School
  • Military Justice Updates
  • 2014
  • International Association of Arson Investigatorss
  • Working with Expert Witnesses
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (25)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Look no further!! Pat Korody is exceptionally smart, diligent, and caring. He is a tremendous trial lawyer that is respected by judges and lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is one of the most outstanding trial advocates I have ever encountered. He is highly knowledge in all areas of criminal law."
Military law Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patrick is someone I would call if I was ever personally in trouble with the military."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Pat is an exceptional lawyer. In the Navy he was my unofficial mentor. I was fortunate enough to see him practice when he was on active duty. Poised, professional, and powerful. That’s Pat in the courtroom. I still seek out his opinion on legal issues today. If you need an attorney, you can stop looking now, because you found the best."
Military law Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked directly with Patrick for several years while he was the Senior Trial Counsel and I was the Staff Judge Advocate for the commands prosecuting the sailors. We have continued to keep in touch and I have followed his private practice. Patrick achieved remarkable results and masterfully handled a huge caseload when he was the senior trial counsel. It is obvious that the knowledge and skills he gained working as a trial counsel and defense counsel in the Navy has given him the insider perspective needed to earn the results he has. I respect Patrick for how hard he works and how motivated he is to achieve outstanding results for his clients. Without reservation, I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat is a fantastic advocate with extensive experience in criminal defense and military law matters. He will work hard to get a positive outcome in your case. I would hire him if I needed an attorney."
Military law Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Patrick Korody since we both became active duty Navy JAGs in 2006. I have worked with him and as opposing counsel against him on many cases and can unequivocally say that he is one of the finest litigators the Navy JAG Corps has produced. If you are looking for a smart, tenacious attorney who will ethically and zealously represent you, you should hire Patrick Korody. He is an expert in military litigation tactics and procedure, as well as civilian criminal litigation, he has practiced worldwide, and he has vast experience in a range of cases, from drug cases to highly complex sexual assault cases. Patrick Korody is one of the finest attorneys I have worked with, and I give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Korody is an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate advocate for his clients. As a fellow attorney in Jacksonville, I would highly recommend Mr. Korody to anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is an extremely strong litigator with excellent courtroom advocacy skills. He is dedicated to his work, his cases, and, most importantly, his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Korody is a great criminal law attorney. His devotion to his clients and cases is a role model to other attorneys. He knows criminal law and works his cases for success. You are in good hands with Patrick Korody as your attorney. David Willis"
Military law Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an exceptionally bright and hard working lawyer. Any client would be very well served by him. I highly recommend him for client's facing any issues within the military or criminal charges of any kind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is professional, punctual, and has always the best interest of his clients in mind."
Military law Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a very intelligent and disciplined attorney, with an impressive background in military law. I would gladly recommend him to anyone searching for representation."
Military law Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat Korody is an exceptional trial lawyer with a wealth of experience on both sides of the aisle. He's an excellent choice for any servicemember considering hiring a civilian defense attorney. You won't be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an extremely knowledgeable defense attorney that brings a fighting spirit to the table. If you hire Patrick, you can rest assured that he is in your corner to obtain the best results possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Patrick Korody is an extremely knowledgeable and effective attorney. He is also very professional, and was terrific to work with even though we were on opposite sides of a couple of cases. I have no doubt that Patrick's clients benefit tremendously from his experience and advocacy skills."
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