"I have handled jury trials, ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies, including cases where the State was seeking the penalty of death."


"Patricia Cashman has been an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Department, College of Health and Public Affairs since 1993, and currently teaches Evidence. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in 1981, and from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 1983. She has been a criminal defense attorney for over 29 years and opened her own firm in 2001. Patricia is also the author of Guide to Criminal Law for Florida."
-Faculty Focus UCF

  • Member of Florida Bar since 1984
  • Criminal Defense Attorney my entire career
  • Opened my own firm in 2001
  • Graduate of University of Florida
  • Member of National Association of Criminial Defense Lawyers
  • Adjunct Professor at University of Central Florida since 1993
  • AV rated (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell
  • Author of Guide to Criminal Law for Florida

Over 29 years of Experience as a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Patricia A. Cashman, P.A.

Guide to Criminal Law for Florida

  • Drug Offenses
  • Homicide
  • Sex Offenses
  • Burglary and Property Crimes
  • Robbery and Theft Cases
  • Firearms and Weapons Offenses
  • Trespass and Criminal Mischief
  • Prostitution
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Violations of Probation
  • Sealing and Expungement
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Payment Plans Available!

Areas of Practice

Patricia A Cashman Resume

Address:1238 East Concord Street Orlando, Florida 32803

University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida.
August, 1981 - December, 1983.

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. August, 1977 - May, 1981.
Received B.S., double major in Accountancy and Finance

Currently in private practice; Law Office of Patricia A. Cashman, P.A.
August 1984 - December 2000.
Assistant Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit; represented clients charged with misdemeanors, traffic offenses and felonies; since 1987 primarily responsible for preparation and trial of capital cases.
August 1993 - Present
Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, Criminal Law and Evidence

Florida Coalition against the Death Penalty, past member Board of Directors
Healthy Community Initiative
Boone High School Mock Trial Team, coach 2009-2011
University of Central Florida Trial Team 868, coach 2011-2012
Central Florida Tri Sigma Alumnae Chapter, member

The Florida Bar
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Former member Death Penalty Steering Committee, Florida Public Defender Association

PUBLICATIONS Co-author of Resentencings: A Second Chance at Life, chapter 11 of Defending a Capital Case in Florida
Authored Guide to Criminal Law for Florida

Frequent speaker at capital defense training seminars and trial seminars, presentations before legal and civic organizations on issues concerning capital cases and providing legal services to indigent

About Me

Patricia A. Cashman, P.A.

Practices in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties Florida

"I took an oath the day I became an attorney to support the Constitution. Under the Constitution you have a right to a speedy trial by an impartial jury. You have the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to due process of law. No warrant shall be issued without probable cause. No bail shall be excessive. No cruel and unusual punishments shall be imposed. You have the right to counsel."

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