Patricia McConnell, Esq.

Patricia McConnell, Esq.

 Associate

Patricia has represented local, national, and international businesses in complex civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, and contract negotiation and review. She has experience with all stages of the litigation process including investigating claims, developing case strategy and executing in negotiations and litigation. Patricia’s keen eye for detail helps her achieve favorable results for her clients. At the Grosshans Group, Patricia handles complex, multi-party construction claims and litigation, guiding cases from start to finish. She represents both small, local clients as well as large national companies in construction matters.

  

Prior to joining the firm, Patricia practiced in Vero Beach, Florida, and then at a firm in Downtown Orlando where she represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil matters.

Patricia received her law degree cum laude from the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law. While in law school, Patricia was a Senior Managing Editor for Florida Law Review and a competition team member and coach for Florida Moot Court. Patricia received two book awards for earning the highest grades in her Mediation and Real Estate Document Drafting classes. Patricia also spent a summer abroad studying business law in Paris and Montpellier, France.

  

Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Davidson College. While in college, Patricia was President of Davidson’s Mock Trial Team, an editor for The Davidsonian, and an active member of Rusk Eating House. Patricia spent a summer abroad studying British Literature at the University of Cambridge.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation and Arbitration
  • Construction Contracts
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes and Negotiation

Education

  •  University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law (2014), J.D., cum laude
  • Davidson College, B.A. (2011)

Professional/Community Memberships, Activities and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021 – present)

  • Florida Bar Association (2014 – present)

    • Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board – Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Committee (2016 – 2022)

    • Business Law Section – Business Court Task Force Member, Fellow (2018 – 2020)

  • Orange County Bar Association (2017 – present)

    • Business Law Committee – Chair, Immediate Past Chair (2018 – 2020)

    • Bench Bar Conference Business Law Track Sub-Committee Chair (2019 – 2020)

  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (2017 – present)

    • Angel Tree Committee (2017 – 2021)

Publications and Presentations