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"I have handled jury trials, ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies, including cases where the State was seeking the penalty of death."

Practices in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties for the following:
Drug Offenses
Homicide
Sex Offenses
Burglary and Property Crimes
Robbery and Theft Cases
Firearms and Weapons Offenses
Trespass and Criminal Mischief
Prostitution
Assault and Battery
Domestic Violence
Traffic Offenses
Violations of Probation
Sealing and Expungement
Juvenile Offenses

"I took an oath the day I became an attorney to support the Constitution. Under the Constitution you have a right to a speedy tial by an impartial jury. You have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to due process of law. No warant shall be issued without probable cause. No bail shall be excessive. No cruel and unusual punishments shall be imposed. You have the right to counsel."- Patricia A. Cashman

Member of Florida Bar since 1984
Criminal Defense Attorney my entire career
Opened my own firm in 2001
Graduate of University of Florida
Member of National Association of Crminial Defense Lawyers
Adjunct Professor at University of Central Florida since 1993
AV rated (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell
Authored Guide to Criminal Law for Florida

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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    31 years, 6 thousand cases

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  • Eric Harold Barker

    I have known Ms. Cashman since 1993, when I began practicing law in Orlando. She is an extremely dedicated attorney who has a vast knowledge of the law. She is a tireless advocate who is well respected by judges and prosecutors alike. I still go to her when I have a difficult or novel legal question for guidance. I cannot recommend Ms. Cashman high enough!

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  • Andrew Lawrence Moses

    I have know Trish since I started practicing law in 2003. She has always been a zealous advocate for her client. i endorse this attorney.

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Contact info

Patricia A. Cashman, P. A.

1238 E Concord St
Orlando, FL, 32803-5453

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Death Penalty Certified9th Judicial Circuit2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
"TOP WOMEN LAWYERS" - Criminal LawOrlando Home & Leisure Magazine2012
"Extraordinary Contribution" AwardPUBLIC DEFENDER'S COLLEGE XXII2005
Outstanding Special Defense AwardPublic Defender's Office, 9th Judicial Circuit1994
Death Penalty Certified9th Judicial Circuit, Florida1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorney/OwnerPatricia A. Cashman, P. A.2001 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Central Florida1993 - Present
Assistant Public Defender, Division Chief, Special DefenseOffice Of The Public Defender1984 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Central Florida Trial Team 868Mock Trial Team Coach2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1990 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1990 - Present
Florida Coalition Against the Death Penalty,Board of Directors2010 - 2014
Boone High School Mock Trial TeamTrial Coach2009 - 2011
Death Penalty Steering Committee, Florida Public Defender AssociationMember1988 - 2010
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1985 - 2011
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Faculty FocusPatricia Cashman: Trial Lawyer, Author, and Adjunct Professor2014
Orlando Home & LeisureTop Women Lawyers2012
Guide to Criminal Law for FloridaThe Nature and Limits of Criminal Law2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida (3rd Edition)Constitutional Limits on Criminal Law2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida 3rd EditionGeneral Priciples of Criminal Liability: The Requirement of Action2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida 3rd EditionGeneral Priciples of Criminal Liability (mens rea)2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida 3rd EditionParties to Crime and Vicarious Liability2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida 3rd EditionUncompleted Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy and Solicitation2004
Guide to Criminal Law for FloridaDefenses to Criminal Liability: Justifications2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida (Third Ed.)Defenses to Criminal Liability: Excuses2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida 3rd EditionCrimes Against Persons I: Criminal Homocide2004
Guide to Criminal Law for FloridaCrimes Against Persons II: Criminal Sexual Conduct and Others2004
Guide to Criminal Law for FloridaCrimes Against Property2004
Guide to Criminal Law for Florida 3rd EditionCrimes Against Public Order & Morals2004
Guide to Criminal Law for FloridaCrimes Against the State2004
Defending a Capital Case in FloridaResentencings: A Second Chance at Life,2001
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Northern Illinois UniversityAccounting, Finance (double major)BS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PLA4263, EvidenceEvidence2015
Death Penalty IssuesDeath Penalty2015
Criminal Litigation ClassPreTrial Motions2015
Life Over DeathInvestigating a Capital Case2014
Evidence, Course: PLA4263Evidence2014
PLA 4263 (Evidence)Evidence2013
PLA 4263Evidence2012
PLA 4263Evidence2011
PLA 4263 (Legal Studies Department)Evidence2010