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Patrick Zalman

Key West
Office Phone: 305.741.7735
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
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Practice Areas

  • Auto / Fleet
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
Patrick W. Zalman, Esq., is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Key West office. He defends homeowners, laborers, business owners, government entities/agencies, HOAs, insurers, and a variety of businesses, including retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and marinas. Patrick has litigation experience that encompasses a diverse field of insurance defense related practice areas including wrongful death, UM/UIM claims, general liability, first-party property, bad-faith claims, product liability and general commercial litigation. He also handles premises liability cases including negligent security, slip/trip and falls, and claims concerning various alleged property defects. Patrick’s practice also involves matters with surgical and catastrophic injuries resulting from automobile, boating and trucking accidents. He has substantial experience handling time limit and policy limit demands and tender matters.

Patrick specializes in defending lawsuits involving the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), including sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and hostile workplace claims. Additionally, Patrick has defended professional liability and medical malpractice matters where he represented a variety of professionals including realtors, title agents, architects, accountants, hospital, nurses, and physicians.

Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History from Florida State University in 2005. Prior to Law School, Patrick was a Broward County schoolteacher from 2006 to 2010 teaching Social Studies at the high school level. Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 2013. While attending law school, Patrick was on the Dean’s List for three consecutive years. Patrick received the Dean’s Certificate of Professionalism and the Pro Bono Service Award. He was also a recipient of the Glantzlaw Professionalism Endowment. Patrick additionally served as Project Editor and Junior Associate of Nova Law Review. During law school he worked as a law clerk for a former President of the Florida Bar. Patrick also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Marina Garcia-Wood of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Patrick is admitted in Florida (2014). He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2016).


  • Florida State University in BS (2005)
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in JD (2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida (2014)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2016)
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