John Patterson Honored with G. Kirk Haas Award at Florida Bar Annual Convention


John Patterson Honored with G. Kirk Haas Award at Florida Bar Annual Convention

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Sarasota partner John Patterson was recently presented with the G. Kirk Haas Award for meritorious service to the legal profession.

Outgoing Bar President Scott Westheimer selected John as the award recipient and then presented the award at The Florida Bar 2024 Convention. Award recipients select a Florida law school, which then awards a scholarship to a second-year student who demonstrates an exceptionally high degree of integrity, ethics, professionalism, and a concern for others. John will select the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida as the law school recipient.

John has served as the president and a director of Funding Florida Legal Aid.  He is a former member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, served on the Bar’s Investment Committee and Certification Plan Appeals Committee, and chaired the Strategic Planning Committee.  He currently serves on the Pro Bono Legal Services Committee.  He is a past president of the Sarasota County Bar Association, served on the board of Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, and now serves on the finance committee of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

About John C. Patterson

John Patterson is a partner in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. John is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney with over 50 years of experience. A former litigator and appellate lawyer, John regularly represents clients in commercial real estate, business, and financing matters in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, hotels and resorts, retail, marinas, personal storage, mobile home parks, and real estate development. John has held numerous leadership positions in the community, across the state and at The Florida Bar.

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