Overview

Clients have said Pat Risch is their “favorite outside counsel” for his professionalism, and his responsiveness and willingness to tailor the representation so that the achieved outcomes met their goals. 

Pat serves as chair of the firm’s Real Property Litigation Group. His practice primarily involves representing property owners in Florida whose properties have been valued in excess of its fair market value. Pat has been successful in obtaining reductions in the assessed values, and correspondingly reducing the amount of, ad valorem taxes owed by property owners through the Value Adjustment Board process as well as Florida courts.

From 2003 to early 2004, Pat served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable James D. Whittemore, United States District Court Judge, Middle District of Florida.

When not at the office, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels.

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers (2014-2020)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2014)

Credentials & Experience

Education

University of Florida, B.S., 1995, Honors

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1998

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

All Federal Courts in Florida

Experience

  • Successfully represented a national anchor department store at trial reducing their assessed value by over 65 percent.
  • Lead counsel for major hotel properties in Florida in reducing their assessed values through trial and settlement.
  • Achieved over $200 in value reductions at trial on behalf of a national cement manufacturing plant based on economic obsolescence and inutility.

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation

Newsroom

Articles & Publications

  • IPT Fall 2020 Property Tax Symposium Speaker
  • "Property Tax Update." Presenter, 2011.  
  • "Property Tax in Florida." Moderator and Speaker, April 2008. 
  • Requests for Production to Plaintiff. (2006). The Defense Speaks, First Edition, Chapter 25.
  • Changes are Coming to the Florida Trust Code. (May 2006). Lawyer.

Published decisions

  • Twilight Teeth, Inc. v. Ant G Enterprises, Inc.
    Slip Copy 2012 WL 442982 6:10-CV-1087-ORL-28
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Orlando Division. February 10, 2012
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 2784172 8:08-CV-1893-T-33MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. July 15, 2011
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 899627 8:09-CV-386-T-EAK
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida. March 15, 2011
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 292260 8:09-CV-386-T-17MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida. January 28, 2011
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 5661431 8:09-CV-386-T-17MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. September 23, 2010
  • Alps South, LLC v. The Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 2465180 809CV00386TEAKMAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. June 16, 2010
  • Alps South, LLC v. The Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 2465176 809CV00386TEAKMAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. June 16, 2010
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 2293286 8:08CV1893T33TGW
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. June 08, 2010
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 2293274 8:08-CV-1893T33MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. June 07, 2010
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 2347046 8:08-CV-1893-T-33MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. May 19, 2010
  • Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Slip Copy 2008 WL 8793609 8:07-CV-2076-T-23MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. December 03, 2008
  • Thermo-Ply, Inc. Ohio Willow Wood Co.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 4469959 8:05-CV-779-T-17MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. September 29, 2008
  • Ramada Worldwide, Inc. v. AB Associates Midland Management
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2008 WL 840137 8:07CV1459-T-27EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. March 28, 2008
  • Ramada Worldwide Inc. v. AB Associates Midland Management
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 3284047 8:07-CV-1459-T-27EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. November 05, 2007
  • Crapo v. HCA, Inc.
    968 So.2d 54 2007 WL 2932868 1D06-5640
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District. October 10, 2007
  • Medical Sav. Ins. Co. v. HCA, Inc.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2005 WL 1528666 2:04CV156FTM-29DNF
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida. June 24, 2005
  • Martin v. Cooperative Ben. Adm’rs, Inc.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2003 WL 25592196 8:03-CV-640-T-26MSS
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. November 13, 2003
  • GMAC Commercial Mortg. Corp. v. Maitland Hotel Associates, Ltd.
    218 F.Supp.2d 1355 2002 WL 596216 6:01-CV-542-ORL31JGG
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Orlando Division. May 15, 2002
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