"When litigating a case (or undertaking any matter) for a client, I use my analytical skills to effect practical solutions when possible, while remaining mindful of the client's specific goals."


With over 35 years' experience as a litigator, Patrick serves as Counsel in the Tampa office of Burr & Forman, LLP and is a member of the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group.

Patrick concentrates on creditors’ rights and has substantial experience in property management and landlord-tenant law, principally representing commercial and residential landlords and property managers in landlord-tenant disputes and transactional work, including office and retail leases. His litigation practice has a primary emphasis on recovery of secured assets for lenders and financial institutions in state court, including mortgage foreclosures, replevins, and collections through judicial lien enforcement (garnishments and executions), and litigation involving UCC Articles 3, 4, and 9. He also represents creditors in bankruptcy litigation matters and appellate litigation arising from commercial litigation cases.

Patrick’s areas of focus include creditor’s rights, commercial litigation & garnishments, landlord-tenant law.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️, Litigation- Bankruptcy since 2023, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2024)



Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Florida State Soccer Referee, & Regularly referee youth, high school and college soccer matches

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association


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Michelle Guerra
(813) 367-5721

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