|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||01/29/2017|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office||1993 - 1997|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Manatee County State Attorney's Office||1993 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1997 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1997 - Present|
|Manatee County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1994 - Present|
|Stetson University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Florida Institute of Technology||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
Posted by John
Patrick Ford took $5000.00 from me to represent me in a criminal case. I was extremely nervous and anxious about the possibility of going to jail. This so called attorney will not answer your phone calls. I fired him after 4 months and he refused to refund any monies. I ended up going to jail for two years for a crime I didn't commit. I am now out and I am seeking legal council to attempt to collect my hard earned monies that this attorney "stole" from me. Do not hire this man.
Posted by Sara
I hired Patrick Ford for a simple driving tickets case. He required for me to pay up front, which I thought would speed up the case, so I was happy to do it. He "worked with my case" for about 6 months, while staying in contact with me sometimes and making excuses for not going to my hearings. I was never rude or nasty with him, and was always understanding. One day he told me that he just finished up with my final hearing and that everything went perfect. I would be receiving a letter in the mail in 7 to 10 business days from the DMV in Tallahassee. I waited those 10 business days, then I called the DMV in Tallahassee only to find out that no such case had been "won" and that my license is still considered revoked. From this point on, I have not been able to get in contact with Patrick, he has not returned any of my phone calls, and I have tried to show up at his office, but the door always seems to be locked when I go. I would NEVER recommend him to anyone, in fact I make sure that if anyone wants a lawyer, to NOT give him their business!
Posted by JP Bradenton
I highly recommend Mr Ford. He not only was extremely helpful in handling a difficult case for my daughter but he actually did it with care. I think finding a good lawyer is very possible but finding a good lawyer who also cares is a rare occasion.