I believe the way to provide the best representation possible is to handle all aspects of a case personally. From investigation to trial, I am involved every step of the way.
I try only select cases, handling a few at a time, so that I can give the caring, detailed attention I believe is necessary to achieve the best results for injury victims and families.
I prioritize building meaningful, honest relationships with clients, referral attorneys, witnesses, judges, and juries. I also seek honest, professional relationships with opposing counsel and insurance adjusters. I want to leave a legacy of brutally honest advocacy that changes my community for the better, while treating every person with respect along the way.
I aim to practice law in a way that is, as a former client put it, “professional, diligent, and tough - without being ugly.”
Patrick S. McArdle, Esq.
I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. I graduated #1 in my high school class. I graduated from Davidson College with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa. I received my J.D. with highest honors from Stetson University College of Law. There, I served as the Editor in Chief of The Stetson Law Review. I earned the highest grade in eight subjects, including Civil Procedure, Torts, Trial Advocacy, and Workers’ Compensation. In school, I interned at Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
I joined Grossman Roth, P.A., later renamed Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, P.A., out of law school. The firm is known as one of the premiere medical malpractice firms in Florida. I became the youngest partner at the firm, before starting McArdle Law, P.A.
In my career, I have gone to trial in malpractice cases in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties. I have fought in deposition, mediation, and trial for clients robbed of their health by negligent healthcare providers.
J.D. (summa cum laude)
B.A. (magna cum laude)
Activities & Affiliations
•Former Chair of The Sarasota County Bar Association Civil Trial Section.
•Member of The Sarasota County Bar Association Civil Trial Committee.
•Member of The Manatee County Bar Association.
•Board Member of The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court.
•Skills Instructor for Stetson University College of Law’s Mock Trial Team, with Stetson ranked #1 Trial Advocacy school in America according to U.S. News and World Report.
•Lecturer on Trial for the Florida Justice Association’s Personal Injury Bootcamp.
•Lecturer on Closing Argument and Cross Examination for the course Advanced Legal Storytelling: The Persuasive Use of the Law, Skill and Art of Advocacy, taught at University College Dublin.
•Director of the Board for the Florida Justice Association, YLD.
•Committee Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast for the 22nd Annual Bungalow Classic.
If you would like to discuss a potential legal matter or referral, call my office at 941-214-7122.