Patrick H. Dekle, P.A.

Patrick H. Dekle, P.A.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Firm in Tampa, FL

Firm Overview

Inspired by the legal tradition of his family, Pat Dekle made the decision at age seven to become a trial lawyer. He chose to be a civil trial advocate because he was affected by the needs of those whose lives had been overwhelmed by an injury that could have been avoided. Sadly, in today's culture, the norm is to deny responsibility and/or shift blame. The mission of the firm is to help its clients navigate the complex legal system in order to achieve a fair resolution of the problem and require the negligent party to accept responsibility for the wrong that has been committed. The firm, which includes two attorneys, two paralegals and a nurse-consultant, prides itself on providing an uncommon level of personal service and attention to detail. Diligence and integrity are key elements in the success attained for clients. The Law Office of Patrick Dekle handle all forms of personal injury/wrongful death litigation arising out of medical malpractice, dental malpractice, auto accidents, product/equipment failures, and falls. Additionally, the firm's practice includes legal malpractice claims.

Main Office

Main Office
412 East Madison Street, 808 Landmark Building

Tampa FL 33602




Medical Malpractice

The Law Offices of Patrick H. Dekle, P.A. will represent your medical malpractice legal matters.

The Law Offices of Patrick H. Dekle, P.A. will represent your medical malpractice legal matters.

Patrick H. Dekle

Patrick H. Dekle, P.A.

Pat Dekle made the decision at age seven to become a trial lawyer, inspired by the legal tradition of his family. He chose to be a civil trial advocate because he was affected by the needs of those who had been overwhelmed by losses, intimidated by people and companies that want to deny responsibility for their actions. Pat helps individuals and families learn to use the legal tools available to achieve a fair result and pursue justice.

Pat and his staff are passionate about what they do and provide an uncommon level of personal service. They care about people and want to do the best they can to help. The office is made up of a small, strong, tightly knit group that believes that diligence and integrity are key elements in the success they achieve for their clients.

Pat worked in many different fields to include logger, seaman, Fuller Brush salesman, mechanic, truck loader and served as a paratrooper in the 82d Airborne Division. After several years of working with law firms of many sizes, he took the next step and opened his own law office in 1979. He currently staffs a registered nurse and two of America's finest legal assistants. All of the staff at Dekle Law work as a teams and believe in their clients. They believe in honesty, integrity and The Golden Rule. Each case is handled individually and with continued dedication.

Pat is a husband, a father, a grandfather, a lawyer, an avid snow skier and a bicycling enthusiast. He loves adventure and travel, and spent 20 years including his love of speed behind the wheel of historic race cars. He has since traded in his racing gloves for gardening gloves, as evidenced by his beautiful rose garden featured in The Times in May 2006.

Professional Associations
-United States Supreme Court
-4th and 11th U.S. Court of Appeals
-American Board of Trial Advocates
-The Florida Bar
-Master, American Inns of Court
-The Association for Justice
-Florida Justice Association
-Texas Trial Lawyers Association
-Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, certified by the Florida Bar
-Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
-Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
-AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

-University of Florida
-Stetson University
-Seattle University
-University of Miami
-Hastings College of Law/University of California

Recent Recognitions
- National Register's Who's Who, 2012
- Listed every year as a Florida Super Lawyer, Central North and Gulf Coast Edition
- Ferguson-White American Inn of Court, 2007 Outstanding Program Distinction "What to Do When you Receive Privileged Information From Opposing Counsel", Pupilage Team, Master
- "In the Trenches" 2009 award, Hillsborough County Bar Association
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - Fred Friendly Seminar on "Playing Hurt: Ethics and Sports Medicine" - Panelist (aired on PBS in 2005)


Hastings College of Law

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