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Drew is a business litigation attorney with his focus on complex business & commercial litigation. He is well-versed in matters involving contract disputes, business torts, partnership agreements, shareholder disputes and derivative actions, securities fraud matters, noncompete agreements, trade secret litigation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices cases. Drew has also handled several high-profile matters in pre-suit and active suit to help clients attack claims against them to receive a favorable result.

In addition to his complex business & commercial litigation practice, Drew represents employers in a variety of cases involving employment and labor disputes. Drew’s experience in these matters includes representing employers in cases involving Florida’s Whistleblower Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action cases, and cases alleging discrimination and retaliation against the employer for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA). Drew has litigated these cases in state and federal court.

He also routinely handles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims. Drew also has experience representing clients Administrative Cases and Government Investigations brought by agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and in forfeiture proceedings brought by Customers and Border Protection, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing in concealed weapon license revocations.

Drew serves as outside general counsel to a leading prepaid card company in the area of clinical research and study related payments. This representation focuses on convenience and inactivity fee issues, federal and state consumer credit regulatory impacts, consumer-facing disclosures, affiliate marketing, third-party contracts, bank regulatory applications, and prepaid card bank program agreements.

Drew has experience in all phases of litigation, from inception through trial. Drew’s approach is pragmatic and effective, taking into account economic realities and offering practical solutions to clients. He is experienced representing a variety of businesses and individuals, from small businesses to large regional corporations.


Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” Business Litigation (2023), only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida are selected for the Rising Star distinction by Super Lawyers each year.


Drew is a native of the Tampa Bay Area with deep roots in the community. Drew was born and raised in Clearwater and attended Palm Harbor University High School. He then graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2018 where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Finance. Drew earned his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2021 and was admitted to The Florida Bar shortly thereafter. During his time at Stetson Law, Drew served as a Teacher’s Assistant, Research Assistant, and was awarded the highest-grade designation in Advanced Legal Research.


Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • The Supreme Court of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Memberships & Committees

  • Florida Bar
    • Media & Communications Law Committee (CM) of the Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
  • Clearwater Bar Association
    • Board Member of the Young Lawyer Division
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Courts
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Drew is a resident of Dunedin, Florida where he enjoys exercising, fishing, playing chess, and watching the Rays, Bucs, and Lightning in his down time.

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What Our Clients Say

Drew Patterson is an exceptional, multifaceted attorney. He continually strives to understand the intricacies of our business and produce results. He is highly recommended.

I dealt with Drew on a business lawsuit and he did a hell of a job, being very thorough and winning the case for me. He also recommended me a very good thorough lawyer for a different lawsuit and I'm very pleased with everything that Drew has done not only in the one case but his referrals as well. Would definitely recommend and refer friends to him.

I cannot express enough the immediate efforts of Drew to solve the problem at hand was something you don't see often nowadays. Drew was able to completely prevent something from happening that would have changed the course of my life. If anyone wants a lawyer that makes you feel like you are his number 1 priority hire Drew!!!! Definitely recommending him to anyone that is in need of legal counsel.

Great to work with and Very effective! Many Thanks to attorney Drew Patterson, who handled a business lawsuit for me in a very professional and timely manner resulting in the case being dismissed. In my opinion, Drew was very knowledgeable, asked pertinent questions, explained things easily and understandably, and was a pleasure to work with. He gets it done! If I need an attorney again, Drew will be the first one I call. Additionally, the staff at Robert Eckard & Associates were always courteous and helpful.

Thank you for all you did for me during this difficult time I couldn’t ask for a better team of lawyers even when I was lamenting the speed of things, you guys are professional, tenacious, and know your sh-t!.

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