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brian p. patchen, esq.

Of counsel


The Law office of brian p. patchen, p.a.

15165 N.W. 77th Avenue, Suite 2005
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Tel: 305-372-11112 / Fax: 305-372-3691 / bpatchen@brianpatchen.com

The Law Office of Brian P. Patchen is entirely devoted to an eminent domain practice representing landowners and business owners throughout the State of Florida. Brian Patchen has handled hundreds of cases involving every aspect of eminent domain for over 30 years. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, admitted in New York and Michigan as well as Florida. He is past Chairman and Vice Chairman of The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee and has been a contributing author to the Florida Bar’s Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, currently the chapter on Compensation. Mr. Patchen has also lectured on eminent domain at various CLE conferences, including the conference of Florida Circuit Court Judges.


The Best Lawyers in America© Eminent Domain & Condemnation 2007-2013

The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year 2012” Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Florida Super Lawyers 2006, 2008-2013

South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers Real Estate – Eminent Domain 2006 -2012

Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Eminent Domain 2008, 2011

Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyers 2010



Florida, Miami-Dade County, Michigan, New York State, and American Bar Associations. Emeritus University of Michigan Law School Fund National Committee.  OFFICES: The Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee (Member since 1978) -- Chairman, 1984-1986; Vice Chairman, 1983-1984; Vice Chairman, 1991-1992; 2003-2004).



“Initial Procedures, Defenses, and Pleadings By Owner,” Florida Bar Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, 4th ed. 1988, 5th ed., 1996; 6th ed., 2003.

“Compensation,” Florida Bar Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, 6th, 7th, & 8th ed., 2012.



Archdiocese of Miami; St. James Church; Seminole Gulf Railway; CSX Transportation, Inc.; Lowell Dunn Company; Prudential Insurance Company of America; Gumberg Asset Management; Allen Morris Company; Hopkins-Carter Marine; Barron Collier Corp.; Melvin Simon and Associates; Gator One Investments; MacArthur Foundation; Atlantic Sugar Association, Inc.; Bob Taylor Chevrolet; H. M. Buckley & Sons; Sam Galloway Ford; Maysville Seafood, Inc.; and South Florida Vegetable Growers, Don and Mary Ann Shula.



“Dedications and Extractions,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Spring Seminar, 1989; “An Update For The 90’s,” Florida Bar Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, October 1990; “Eminent Domain Seminar,” Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges, 1995; “Order of Taking:  Fortune Federal Issues,” CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, 1998; “Public Acquisition of Existing Right Of Way,”, ALI/ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, 1999; “Substantive and Procedural Changes in the Law Due to 1999 Legislation,” CLE International 3rd Annual Conference, October 1999; “Eminent Domain:  Nuts and Bolts,” Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges, 1995, 2000, 2004.


bar admissions

  • 1970, New York 

  • 1972, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd and 11th Circuits

  • 1973, Florida and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar

  • 1978, Michigan


Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 
Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.


University of Michigan, J. D., 1969

University of Michigan, B.A., 1965

  • UM Varsity Football, 1961-1965 
      (1965 Rose Bowl Team)

  • Sigma Chi Fraternity


Assistant Trust Officer, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, 1969-1972.

Partner, Kelly, Black, Black, Earle & Patchen, P.A., 1972-1983.

Partner, Earle & Patchen, P.A. (now Law Office of Brian P. Patchen, P.A.), 1983-- )