West Palm Beach litigation partner Patricia A. Leonard discussed attorney professionalism and collegiality in her article titled “We Are All in This Together,” published in the April issue of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Bar Bulletin.
In the article, Patti explained that even attorneys who conduct themselves in accordance with the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, the Florida Bar Professionalism Standards, and the Palm Beach County Bar Association Standards of Professional Courtesy and Civility can always do more to ensure professionalism in the legal profession. This includes speaking up when an attorney observes another attorney acting in a discourteous manner toward someone else.
To read the full article in the PBCBA Bar Bulletin, please click here.
About Patricia A. Leonard
Patricia A. Leonard is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Patti has a diverse business and commercial litigation practice, representing businesses in their contractual and other disputes, employment discrimination defense, partnership and corporate disputes, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical litigation matters, securities litigation and real estate litigation. Patti has also litigated trade secret, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, defamation and copyright infringement cases, as well as securities law cases. She practices in state and federal courts, as well as in FINRA arbitration.