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Mr. Patrick Nelson Leduc

Mr. Patrick Nelson Leduc

Law Offices of Patrick Leduc, P.A.
  • DUI & DWI, Military Law, Divorce...
  • Florida
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I am an accomplished military, criminal and civil trial attorney with a strong background in criminal, military, civil law, and 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 have tried over 100 criminal jury trials, involving a variety of criminal allegations, to include allegations from felony murder to armed trafficking in illegal narcotics to vehicular manslaugther, in both state, military and federal courts. I am also a Colonel, U.S. Army and serve as the Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve Element, United States Central Command, Mac Dill AFB, Florida. Before that, I was 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. 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 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 District of Florida

Education
United States Army War College
Master's in Strategic Studies (2011)
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Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Honors: Member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy ? Published Comment: Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department Of Health and the Right to Die: Where Should the Line be Drawn 14 Am J. Trial Advoc. 643 (1991). ? Member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board. ? Order of the Barristers ? Selected outstanding senior member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.
Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (1987) | Political Science and Social Studies Education
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Honors: Who's who among American College Students
Activities: Student Government; All Metro Conference-Men's soccer
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Patrick Leduc, P.A.
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Judge Advocate
United States Army
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Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserve Element-US Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida Colonel, Judge Advocate, USAR * Prior Commander of the 154th Legal Support Organization-Trial Defense Service-Fort Belvoir, Virgina. Supervised and managed the activities of 162 subordinate Judge Advocate’s located throughout the Eastern United States and Europe * Experienced military litigator, having tired 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. Served with Multi-National Force-Iraq, as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 143d Transportation Command
Associate Attorney
Merlin Law Group
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? Assigned complex civil litigation involving first party claims involving property insurance
Assistant Felony Public Defender
Law Offices of Julianne Holt
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? Handle complex criminal defense cases to include clients charged with life felonies, representing nearly 3,000 criminal defendants ? Manage all aspects of cases from inception through the appellate process. ? Conducted over 100 jury trials over a 9 year period.
Publications
Articles & Publications
CHRISTIANITY AND THE FRAMERS: The True Intent of the Establishment Clause
Liberty University School of Law Law Review
Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health and the Rigth to Die: Where Should the Line be Drawn
American Journal of Trial Advocacy
Awards
Top 100 Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army
For Exceptionally Meritorious Service while performing duties as the Deputy and Acting Commander of the 154th Legal Service Organization-Trial Defense Service. Demonstrating exceptional judgment, strategic thinking, and complex problem solving skills, LTC(P) Leduc's ability to lead, inspire and motivate those around him served as a testament to others. LTC(P) Leduc's outstanding leadership is in keeping with the finest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself, the USAR Legal Command, and the United States Army
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army
For Exceptional Meritorious Service while serving as Regional Defense Counsel. During his tenure, LTC Leduc's region provided legal defense services to over 800 clients. His leadership produced the highest levels of Soldier readiness in the unit thereby resulting in being selected as the unit's Deputy Commander. His outstanding service reflects great credit upon him, the 154th LSO, the USAR Legal Command and the United States Army
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army
For Exceptionally Meritorious Service as the 143d Transportation Command (Expeditionary) Staff Judge Advocate and as a the Administrative Law Attorney for Multinational National Force-Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His unparalleled expertise, personal courage and initiative significantly contributed to the accomplishment of the mission for five separate General Officer Commands. Major Leduc's dedication, professionalism, and untiring efforts reflect great credit upon himself, the 377th Theater Support Command (Forward) and the United States Army.
Iraqi Campaign Medal
United States Army
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
United States Army
Army Commendation Medal
United States Army
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
United States Army
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army
Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence
The Florida Bar
Recipient of the 2000 Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence presented by the Florida Bar for “Demonstration of Character and Leadership in Promoting Legal Services to Military Personnel Serving in Florida”.
Army Commendation Medal
United States Army
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army
Army Achievement Medal
United States Army
Army Reserves Commendation Medal
United States Army
Good Conduct Medal
United States Army
Professional Associations
Hillsborough County Bar Association
member
- Current
Idlewild Baptist Church
Member
- Current
United States Soccer Federation-FYSA
State Referee-Emeritus
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Activities: State Soccer Referee and State License Soccer Coach
Citizen's Advisory Council to the Hillsborough County Metropolitian Planning Organization
Associate Member
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Activities: Member of the Citizen Advisory Committee to the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Chairman of the Rapid Transit Subcommittee with responsibility toward developing a proposed set of fixed guide-way systems of mass transit for Hillsborough County.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Military Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of Patrick Leduc
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Patrick Leduc, P.A.
4809 Busch Blvid
Suite 204
Tampa, FL 33617
USA
Telephone: (813) 985-4068