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Patrick Francis Gaffney

About me

It has been a privilege to practice law since 1983. I worked the first three years of my career as a prosecutor in Pinellas County. I have been a trial lawyer since that time. Since 1995, I have been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the field of Marital and Family Law. I hold an AV rating. Consistent with the advise given by Abraham Lincoln to lawyers, I attempt to settle cases. This can only be accomplished if there is transparency and good faith. I would sum up my philosophy by quoting Teddy Roosevelt: "Walk softly and carry a big stick."


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    29 years
  2. Divorce: 50%
    29 years



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Barbara June Hunting

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Pat as opposing counsel on cases, and utilized his services as a mediator in family law matters, and find him to be highly skilled, knowledgeable, professional and ethical in all his endeavors. A true credit to the industry.


    Barbara Hunting Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

2348 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, FL, 337651431


FLMember in Good Standing198306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Marital & Family Law since 1995Florida Bar2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and Managing PartnerPeacock, Gaffney and Damianakis,P.A.2008 - Present
PartnerPeacock and Gaffney,P.A.1988 - 2007
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Canakaris American Inn of CourtMaster2009 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Lawyers of Tampa BayMember2009 - Present
The Florida Bar Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
The Clearwater Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
The Clearwater Bar Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Florida BarMember1983 - Present
Florida Bar, Grievance Committee CFormer ChairN/A
The Clearwater BarFormer SecretaryN/A
City of Dunedin Code Enforcement BoardMember1988 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dorsey v. Dorseyreversed in part, affirmed in part and remanded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dunedin High SchoolJustice Teaching2008
Law DayKnow Your Legal Rights2001
Law DayKnow Your Legal Rights2000