Two Eckard Attorneys Named to 2023 Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars”

June 27, 2023

News Release

Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A. — The boutique Business Litigation and Government Investigations firm is proud to announce that two of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 issue of Florida Super Lawyers.

Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in each state are selected by Super Lawyers. “Rising Stars” recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of total lawyers are selected for inclusion on the “Rising Stars” list.

The following attorneys from Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A. were selected as 2023 Florida Super Lawyers:

Super lawyers badgeRobert D. Eckard – Business Litigation. Mr. Eckard founded this litigation firm in 2000 after leaving the State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida. He specializes in white-collar criminal investigations and defense, all areas of commercial/business litigation, professional licensing and administrative proceedings for physicians, health-care professionals, attorneys, accountants, securities dealers & brokers, and other professionals.  Mr. Eckard is Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar (less than 300 lawyers in the State of Florida are Board Certified in Business Litigation).

rising star badgeDrew K. Patterson – Business Litigation (“Rising Stars”). Mr. Patterson focuses his practice on complex business & commercial litigation. He represents clients in various matters involving business torts, fraud, shareholder disputes and derivative actions, contract disputes, non-competes, securities, employer defense, and general commercial litigation in both state and federal court. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Patterson also serves as outside general counsel to his institutional clients, including a prepaid card programming company, where he deals with financial technology (FinTech), consumer, and regulatory compliance issues.

Super Lawyers is a rigorous rating service that annually identifies outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented attorney selection process is a result of independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. A description of the selection methodology can be found at


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