Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

Patrick W. Joyce Principal

Patrick W. Joyce concentrates his practice on construction defect litigation and other business disputes including landlord/tenant matters and land use 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 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, identifing 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

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


  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
    • Barrister (2017-2021)
    • Executive Committee (2019-2021)
  • Staff Editor, Florida Coastal Law Review
  • FCSL Pro Bono Honors Graduate

Community Involvement

  • Member, The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Chairman, Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member, The Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Chairman, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
  • President, 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, 2011-2022