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Patrick W. Joyce Principal

Patrick W. Joyce concentrates his practice on construction defect litigation and other business disputes including landlord/tenant matters and commercial foreclosure cases.
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Direct Line 904-421-4754

Legal Assistant Pamela Maas
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Phone 904-357-3660
Fax 904-357-3662


  • Undergraduate University of Florida, B.S.
  • Graduate University of Idaho, M.S.
  • Law Florida Coastal School of Law, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Mr. Joyce was raised in Vero Beach, Florida, graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in animal science and, after earning his graduate degree from the University of Idaho, moved to Jacksonville.

Mr. Joyce is a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Attorney. He has extensive experience representing owners, developers, contractors, and suppliers in complex disputes involving construction defects, design defects, and construction liens on a variety of residential and commercial projects including condominiums.

Mr. Joyce is also a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. In this role, he is happy to serve as a neutral for all manner of business and construction related disputes with the goal of assisting litigants in finding common ground, identifying practical and creative solutions, and bringing an end to the conflict.

Mr. Joyce is a past recipient of the Bennett Scholarship given by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar and has completed the Advanced International Trial Advocacy Program at Oxford University.

Florida Board Certified - Construction Law

Practice Areas

  • Construction Defects
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Foreclosures
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Agricultural/Land Use Issues
  • Non-compete Agreements


  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
    • Barrister (2017-2020)
  • Staff Editor, Florida Coastal Law Review
  • Super Lawyer (2023)

Community Involvement

  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Commissioner, Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Appointed 2016
  • Special Magistrate, Town of Baldwin, FL, Appointed 2022
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
  • Member, Board of Directors, Duval County Farm Bureau