Angelo M. Patacca, Jr.

Angelo M. Patacca, Jr.Biography

Angelo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from The University of Connecticut. He passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and worked for the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse before enrolling in law school. In December 1994, Angelo earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson, Angelo was a member of the school’s nationally-recognized Trial Team and in 1994 won the prestigious National Trial Competition co-hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1995 and 1996 he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John E. Steele, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District Court of Florida. In 1997, Angelo began his private practice representing individuals who have been injured or harmed by the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Since that time, Angelo has continued to pursue his interest in trying cases on behalf of his clients. In 2008 he attended and graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. Angelo and his wife Traci have two sons, Connor and Brendan.


University of Connecticut – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1989)
Stetson University College of Law — J.D. magna cum laude (1994)

Florida Bar Certified


Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Specialization and Education
Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell

Member of:

The Florida Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
American Bar Association
Jacksonville Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Florida Justice Association
Jacksonville Justice Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Accomplishments And Recognition

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, International Society of Barristers
Graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College 2008
Florida Super Lawyers 2007-2020
Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2013 & 2014
Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister 2004-2007
Jacksonville Bar Association Board of Governors 2001-2004
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated since 2000
American College of Trial Lawyers – National Trial Competition Champion 1994
Stetson College of Law Championship Trial Team 1993 and 1994
Stetson College of Law, Law Review

Practice Areas

Auto Accidents, Business and Trust Disputes, Dangerous Products, Insurance Disputes, Medical Malpractice and Professional Malpractice, Auto and Motorcycle AccidentsBicycle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, and Wrongful Death cases. Angelo considers additional practice areas for representation and trial on a case-by-case basis.

Angelo Patacca Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

Folio Interviews Angelo Patacca About Motorcycle Safety

Ford Failed To Warn About Danger Of Riding With Seat ReclinedOrdered To Pay Nearly $13 Million

El Faro Hearing Day 4: Families Call On Congress To Pass Legislation

Appeals exhausted, Big Tobacco must pay $15 million to family of dead Volusia smoker