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Attorney Joseph Pate attended Emory University for his undergraduate studies, obtaining a B.A. with a double major in History and Sociology with a minor in Violence Studies. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Pate interned at the Dekalb Historical Society creating databases for various historic court logs dating back to the early 1800's, tracing patterns of criminal court cases. Mr. Pate also dedicated his time to the community volunteering at the Georgia Indigent Defense Council assisting attorneys by meeting with clients at state hospitals who had been found incompetent to stand trial and not guilty by reason of insanity. Mr. Pate continued his education by pursuing his law degree at the University of Miami School of Law. During his time at law school, Mr. Pate interned at a worker's compensation law firm and also worked with a Sports and Entertainment Agency, Revolution Sports. He continued to demonstrate passion for his community while in Miami by becoming an assistant football coach for Coral Gables High School.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    9 years, 750 cases
  2. Family: 15%
  3. Real Estate: 5%



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  • Cheri Lynn Hobbs

    I have referred numerous criminal clients to Attorney Pate based on my knowledge of his work ethic, experience and dedication to his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


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


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Contact info

Pates Law Group P.A.

1521 Mount Vernon Street
Orlando, FL, 32803


FLMember in Good Standing200506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Orlando Legal EliteOrlando Style Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPates Law Group2008 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney Office2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Osceola County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory UniversityN/AN/A2000
University of Miami School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Attorneys OfficeMotion Practice as a Prosecutor2007
State Attorneys OfficeStrategic Skills in Prosecution of Criminal Defense Cases2007