Patrick M. Chidnese

Patrick M. Chidnese


Patrick M. Chidnese is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tampa office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Chidnese focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation involving class action claims, commercial business disputes, municipal and local government representation, insurance coverage, and personal injury. He has represented a range of clients on appeals before the Florida Supreme Court, every Florida District Court of Appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

During law school, Mr. Chidnese interned for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He graduated first in his law school class and was a member of the Stetson Law Review.


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Duke University, B.S., Economics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2014
  • Duke University Alumni Association
  • Duke University Varsity Club
Honors & Awards
  • "Up & Comer," Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2014-2016
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2019  
  • Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy


Speaking Engagements