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Patrick Nelson Leduc

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Have tried over 200 cases before a Jury in Federal, State and military courts. Handle complex criminal defense cases to include clients charged with life felonies, sex crimes, violent crimes, and post-trial appellate work under FRCP 3.850.

    32 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Handle all matters of family law, including divorce, paternity, adoption, dependency and modification of support and enforcement

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Military law
    10%
    Colonel, USAR, 1988-Present ●Supervise and manage the activities of 162 subordinate Judge Advocate’s. ●Experienced military litigator, trying 100 courts-martial and litigated over 130 appellate cases. ●Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran.

    37 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Adoption
    3%
    Step-parent adoptions

    32 years, 10 cases

  5. Constitutional
    3%
    As a member of Alliance Defending Freedom, I have a specific expertise in defending religious speech. Recently published a law review article about the establishment clause.

    32 years, 100 cases

  6. Domestic violence
    3%
    Domestic Violence injunctions-Defense against and assisting where one is needed.

    32 years, 100 cases

  7. Expungement
    3%
    Expungement and sealing of criminal records -Very reasonable fee that includes the application fee and costs of filing the motion and order to expunge/seal

    32 years, 100 cases

  8. Immigration
    3%
    Practice before the U.S. Immigration court on removal proceedings-Convention against torture/asylum applications.

    32 years, 200 cases

I am an accomplished trial attorney with a strong background in criminal, family, military, and immigration law, to include 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 Reserves as an Army Judge Advocate, having previously served as the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve Element, United States Northern Command/NORAD, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Before that assignment, I worked for three years at United States Central Command, Mac Dill AFB, Florida.   I was also 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.

With over 32 years in the Army and Army Reserves, 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 11th Circuit

-        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 and Southern Districts of Florida

 

Location

Patrick Nelson Leduc
4809 E. Busch Blvd.
Suite 204
Tampa, FL, 33617

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Reviews

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Posted by Deanna | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
He is very professional. He accomplished everything I needed him to do for me and my family and picked up my phone calls every single time. Don’t go to any other attorney because he is the best you will find out there.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Sharpest Lawyer
We're glad we found Atty. Leduc. My son's case would have been dumped into the deep without any chance of seeing the light. The initial lawyer we hired is just interested of what he gains. Atty. Leduc digs deeper than what is presented and will do everything in his power to protect and defend you. I love this guy.
Posted by Cecelia | December 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
He will get the job done
atrick is an amazing attorney. He took on my husbands case. He managed to get a 20 year sentence down to really no jail time at all. He fought for us when no one else would. I would recommend him, if you want an honest guy he's your guy. Me and the kids thank you Mr. Leduc for everything you are doing for my family. I know God is in control of the outcome, and he's working through you to bring him home to us as soon as possible
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2020
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Not afraid of the deep state
Thank you Mr. Leduc for fighting against discrimination. We need more lawyers like you not been afraid of corrupt deep state politicians. Florida need leaders that care about individual rights and do not sell to lobbyists.
Posted by Dawn | February 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Passionate and straight forward
He got my daughter out of jail who had been sitting there for almost two months but in three day on as her lawyer got her a bond hearing and after only a week got her out of jail even after a violation while in jail on top of her original charges and he is affordable and is still working hard to get her cases dismissed I would definitely recommend him to anyone
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Posted by Teresa Tedder | May 2, 2018
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Hire This Defense Attorney First
Patric Leduct is an excellent attorney with determination. He represented me on Criminal Case and he really showed me Care, Respect and hardwork. He handled himself absolutely great in the courtroom, not worried about speaking the truth. He was always available for communication. And the best part for me was that he never stopped fighting for me until he achieved the best possible result. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by James | April 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Achieved a nearly impossible outcome for me.
I won't provide the boring details, but Patrick Leduc worked with me since around June 2015 until April 2018 to achieve a highly improbable outcome for me. We hit speed bump after speed bump but Mr. Leduc stuck by me and fought incredibly hard for me. I now have a clean record once again and I am able to remove this gigantic weight off my shoulders. The initial goal was to get my three charges reduced as much as possible. Needless to say, not only were they reduced, they were actually dismissed. Following the dismissal, his guidance led me to eventually have those charges expunged. Usually not super tricky to get charges expunged, but I had a charge that I didn't know about (failure to appear, but I should've never been charged with it) from seven years prior. This made me ineligible, and this is where the impossible outcome happens. By his recommendation to file a motion to speak with a judge, I was able to get the seven year-old charge dropped because the judge found that I was improperly defended at that time. We filed to expunge my record once again and it finally worked. Three years into a relatively simple process, my record is clean. If you need a lawyer who's going to bat for you, I would absolutely recommend him. This is the first and only time I've worked with a lawyer in my life, but I can't imagine someone doing a better job than he did defending me. Thanks again Mr. Leduc!
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Posted by Abby | November 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
my divorce
As my attorney, Patrick was very proactive in protecting me and providing quick and reliable feedback and answers to any questions I had throughout my divorce process. He was available at all times (he personally picks up his phone) and if not he would respond in a reasonable amount of time. Additionally Patrick displayed excellent negotiation skills in settling my case with the other attorney. Each and every day he is a living example of what all attorneys should be. I highly recommend him to others based on my experience as a client.
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Posted by Katrina Moore | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommend
He help out a good friend that was in a bad situation and got him the best deal that he can very good lawyer
Posted by sarah | January 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Tampa attorney
I hired Patrick a few months before my family law trial. From the start, he was dedicated, and extremely knowledgeable. With his expertise in trial cases, he conducted the courtroom with ease and passion, and triumphantly reigned victorious in the end. I cannot thank him enough! Best Tampa attorney!
Posted by amber Howard | October 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
STRONGLY RECOMMEND!
Mr. Leduc filed a motion for reconsideration for my husband who was sentenced to four years of prison. He wrote an outstanding brief to get his sentence set aside. He is always responsive to my calls and has been a blessing for me and my family. I strongly recommend him to anyone. His fees are incredibly reasonable, and he enjoys doing great work that achieves justice. You cannot go wrong hiring Patrick.
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Posted by Cresencio siller jr | March 9, 2016
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A 3850 motion
Patrick Leduc is truly the cream of the crop I was facing 10 years now thanks to Patrick I'm I'm home Patrick work on my 3850 motion so Patrick cut my time in half and credited me only 48 months time served emergency release thank God for Patrick he's an angel
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I have ever hired!!!
He loves what he does and is honestly God sent. My brother was facing 9 years and he beat his case and was able to bring my home in 2 years. He is honest and will let you know the truth. I have never had an attorney that can be reached at an time. He is always there. Phone call away Thank you, Patrick you truly are a blessing!!
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Posted by Mary | October 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
My son calling me from jail was one of the worst days of my life. My son was facing several felonies and serious prison time. Since I lived out of town, that made it much worst. I contacted Attorney Patrick Leduc. After our first conversation, I knew I had the right lawyer. He immediately started working on my son’s case. He is an extraordinarily person. Attorney Leduc is a hard working, highly effective advocate for his clients. He listens, and answered all my questions. He kept me informed on all assignments and progress throughout the entire process. My son’s case is now a misdemeanor. He is more than an Attorney, he is also a mentor for my son. He is a man of faith, and really cares about his clients. His knowledge, values, skills, experience and expertise are the reason I strongly recommend Attorney Leduc.
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Posted by Armando | February 5, 2015
Forever Thankful !!!
I was represented by Patrick Leduc in a vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident case. I was facing up to 45 years in prison if found guilty . Thanks to Patrick I was found not guilty by the jury on both charges. I will forever be thankful to Patrick. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Patrick is the attorney to have by your side in any case. I hope to never find myself in any legal troubles, but if I ever do Patrick with out a doubt would be the lawyer I would want by my side.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 10, 2014
I almost feel sorry for the lawyers that go up against him...
Attorney Patrick Leduc is a life saver and been a blessing. If it weren't for him I may have not continued to keep full custody of my son and certainly would have not collected much needed child support (to include back child support owed). I can't say enough good things about him and his representation of me in court. He's tough! Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2014
Great Lawyer!!!
I just retained Mr Patrick last month and he has nothing but great!This Lawyer will work and fight for you!he always responded whenever I call or have questions for him.he will help you get a great deal ...I will recommend Mr Patrick 100% .
Posted by Maria | December 1, 2012
A GREAT LAWYER HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Patric Leduct is an excellent attorney with determination. He represented me on Criminal Case and he really showed me Care, Respect and Hardwork. He handled himself absolutely great in the courtroom, not worried about speaking the truth. He was always available for communication. And the best part for me was that he never stopped fighting for me until he achieved the best possible result. I highly recomend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Leduc is a wonderful attorney. He is very concerned with his clients well being, easy to contact and talk to. I cannot tell you what a excellent job he did for my family. He came thru when some others did not. I would highly recommend him to anyone. This is a man you want on YOUR side in the courtroom.
Posted by Brooke | February 18, 2012
A great lawyer-Strongly recommend
Patrick Leduc represented my husband. He is an amazing lawyer and an awesome person!!! Always there and ever ready to help, he is the best lawyer we have ever worked with. Without Patrick Leduc, we realized that things could have been a lot worse and without him we couldn’t have got the outcome that we did! Thank you Patrick and thank you again for getting Jerry a second chance to prove to himself and to our son that he can be a great daddy and a productive member to society!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Officer's of Patrick Leduc, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Merlin Law Group
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant Felony Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender, 13th Circuit
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Judge Advocate
  • U.S.Army Judge Advocate General's Corps Attorney
  • 1992 - 2012
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Education

  • United States Army War College
  • Masters in Strategic Studies
  • 2011
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Florida State University
  • B.S.
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Johnson
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Walters
  • Motion to suppress and dismiss-Granted
  • State v. Watkins
  • Not Guilty of all charges
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Associations

  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Veterans of Foriegn Wars
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Citizen's Advisory Committe to the Hillsborough County MPO
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida West Coast High School Soccer Referee Association
  • Referee
  • 2001 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Joint Meritorious Service Medal
  • Department of Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2013
  • Army Reserve Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2012
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2011
  • Army Reserves Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007
  • Army Reserves Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007
  • Global War on Terroism Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2004
  • Army Reserves Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2004
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2004
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2001
  • Clayton Burton Award of Excellence
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2000
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1999
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1995
  • Army Acheivement Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1994
  • Army Reserves Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1992
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Liberty University Law Review
  • Christianity and the Framers: An Analysis concerning the True Intent of the Establishment Clause
  • 2011
  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department Of Health and the Right to Die: Where Should the Line be Drawn
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Hillsborough County MPO meeting
  • Citizens Advisory Committee to the Hillsborough MPO Light Rail Proposal
  • 2006
  • DoD Polygraph Institute sexual offenders course
  • Defending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective
  • 2005
  • DoD Polygraph Institute sexual offenders course
  • Defending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective
  • 2004
  • DoD Polygraph Institute sexual offenders course
  • Defending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective
  • 2003
  • Department of Defense Polygraph Institute sexual offenders course
  • Defending and Prosecuting Sexual Crimes-A Lawyers Perspective
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Patrick
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a well respected lawyer in the field by both his peers and clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Military law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick has more knowledge in the area of Military Law than any lawyer I have met over my 27 years of practicing law. In addition to being a super lawyer Patrick is one of the top 3 highest ranking active duty reserve officers in Florida. He is all business and he works hard to serve his clients. I proudly endorse him for both his legal abilities and his service to our country."
Military law Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is the real deal. He is professional and truly cares about the outcome of his client's cases. I had the pleasure of working with him as co-counsel on a case and he was reliable, available and had great issue-spotting ability. On top of that, he is a down-to-earth person who has a positive outlook on life. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Patrick Leduc is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is committed to providing the best representation possible under any circumstances. I would without hesitation refer my clients or anyone in need to him for any criminal matter or for any other area of law in which he practices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Patrick for about seven years. In that time, I have had many opportunities to see Patrick advocate for his clients. Patrick is the cosumate lawer. Patrick is always prepared and ready for Court. Patrick is "quick on his feet," and so when court throws Patrick a curve ball, Patrick very quickly thinks through the issue, prepares a solution, and hits the curve ball out of the park. Patrick is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He clearly, concisely and most of all effectively argues his client's position to his client's benefit. I have seen Patrick obtain results that should not be possible. He has only been able to do this through his effective advocacy skills. Certainly if I were in need of a lawyer where Patrick practices, I would call Patrick Leduc."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leduc Is a particularly talented trial lawyer, and writes academically advanced motions and briefs as well. With his diverse legal experience, he is able to "cross train", using military or federal court defenses in state court, and vice versa. He is of the highest moral character and has served our country with full dedication and fervor in the war on terror, including serving in Iraq during operation iraqi freedom. He is tiredlessly dedicated to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Pat for several years. I have seen him in court, worked on cases together, and have spent time with him both in and out of court. I am familiar with both his great trial abilities and the high quality of his legal writing. He is intelligent, very knowledgeable, and a man of impeccable character. In short, Pat is a fantastic lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is one of the most amazing litigators I have come to know. He is passionate about all of his clients and is not afraid to fight for their rights. His trial skills are impeccable and I have personally known him to win cases that seemed impossible to win. Patrick is a true advocate and I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Patrick is a criminal law and he is one of the most energetic and forceful lawyers and leaders that I know. A brilliant criminal law attorney, he has practiced in the most challenging tribunals and served as a law instructor, as well as publish articles in professional journals. I promoted Patrick to be my deputy after working with him for a year and recognizing his tremendous legal acumen and performance as a caring leader. He is a loyal team player who can be counted on to give frank feedback. Patrick is also a charismatic leader who communicates clearly and establishes his organization’s vision. Moreover, he is supremely dedicated to clients and colleagues. He will leave no stone unturned to accomplish his goals. There is no question that Patrick is intensely passionate about the law. His integrity is unquestioned and his reputation is unsurpassed. He is destined for great things. He is the first lawyer I would recommend when asked for a referral."
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