Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

Patrick W. Joyce Associate

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


PHONE 904-357-3660
FAX 904-357-3661


  • 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


Mr. Joyce was raised in south 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 to serve as the University of Florida’s dairy and livestock Extension Agent for northeast Florida.

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


  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
    • Pupil (2009-2010)
    • Barrister (2017-2020)
  • Staff Editor, Florida Coastal Law Review
  • FCSL Pro Bono Honors Graduate

Community Involvement

  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Commissioner, Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Appointed 2016
  • Member, The Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Judicial Relations Committee
    • Professionalism Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
  • Member, Board of Directors, Duval County 4-H Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Duval County Farm Bureau
  • Member, Florida Cattlemen’s Association
  • President, Emily’s Walk Home Owners’ Association