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Community

Giving Back to the Community

The Patiño Law Firm is a staunch supporter of the local community and public education. We sponsor the law academy programs at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School, American Senior High School, Westland Hialeah Senior High, and Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High. We are extremely hands on, mentoring and providing summer internships in our office.  We also host judicial panels, and arrange visits to courthouses where high-school students are given tours, sit in on cases and meet judges for question-and-answer sessions. Additionally, we provide internships to the students of Miami Dade College Paralegal studies program.

In 2016, The Patiño Law Firm launched it’s #PLFSuitsforStudents initiative. We collect gently used business attire and work with students who have a need for business attire.  The collected professional attire makes a major impact on the lives of our students.  Donations afford our students a level of confidence as they compete, and engage with members of the legal community at different events throughout the year.

The firm also partners with Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis’ “Justice Teaching” program, Judge Beth Bloom and the “Listen Up” program, and the Miami-Dade County Teen Court program.  Our firm is also honored to help support annual “Law Day” activities at the Hialeah Branch Courthouse and the North Dade Justice Center. The firm is also honored to partner with Miami Dade College North Campus for the yearly Constitution Day Celebration.

Mr. Patiño and his team are also supporters of The Miami Rescue Mission, His House Children’s Home, Our Kids of Miami Dade County and G.R.A.C.E. Court Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking.

Awards

  • In 2011, the Miami Dade County School Board honored The Patiño Law Firm as an “exemplary Dade Partner.”
  • In 2012, the Miami Dade County School Board awarded the firm the “Dream Award” for being an “outstanding partner” of the Miami Dade County School District.
  • In 2013, the firm was awarded the State of Florida Department of Education, “Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award for Outstanding Support of Education.”
  • In 2013, Richard Patiño was presented with a Tribute from the Florida Senate and a Proclamation from the Florida House of Representatives at the 20-year anniversary celebration of the Patiño Law Firm, recognizing the firm’s commitment to the South Florida community.
  • In 2013, Mr. Patiño was inducted into the Miami-Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame in the area of Law.
  • In 2014, Mr. Patiño was honored by Miami Dade College North Campus as speaker for U.S. Constitution Day.
  • In 2015, Mr. Patiño was honored by Miami Dade College North Campus as speaker for U.S. Constitution Day.
  • In 2016, Mr. Patiño was honored by MDEAT Miami-Dade County Teen Court Program for his invaluable contributions to the empowerment of Miami-Dade County Youth.
  • In 2016, Mr. Patiño was honored by Miami Dade College North Campus as speaker for U.S. Constitution Day.
  • In 2016, Mr. Patiño received The Florida Bar’s Law Related Education Committee award for Justice Teaching Volunteer of the Year.