Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A.
Patrick Brackins received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Florida and, in 2006, his Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. Patrick moved to Orlando in 2006, where he began his career as a staff attorney for Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. Prior to joining Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer, & Hand P.A., from 2008 to 2016, Patrick served as the career law clerk for a United States Magistrate Judge in the Orlando Division of the Middle District of Florida, which statistically is the second busiest district court in the United States. Patrick’s federal litigation experience and his understanding of state court practice allow him to focus on all aspects of local government law, commercial litigation, social security disability appeals, wage and hour litigation, insurance defense, and business transactions. In addition to serving local governments and business organizations, Patrick is committed to meeting the needs of individuals, families, and small employers. Patrick is also an active participant in the Orlando community, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Christian Service Center of Central Florida since 2014. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, the Florida Bar (2006), and the Orange County Bar Association. Patrick is a native Floridian and resides in Orlando with his wife, Alison Chastain Brackins, and their two children – Russell and Reese.