Tenielle James Patrick is a Personal Injury Attorney at Merritt & Merritt Law Firm serving the Miami and Jacksonville Offices. She was born in Jamaica, and raised in Tampa and Miami, Florida by a family well-entrenched in the legal arena. Tenielle is well-versed in the practice areas of car accidents, personal injury, workers' compensation, and bankruptcy.
Tenielle is deeply involved in the Florida legal community with memberships including the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Florida Bar, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar, the Florida Workers' Advocates, the Florida Justice Association, and is the current North Florida Director of the Jamaican-American Bar.
Tenielle attended law school at Florida Coastal School of Law where she won Best Oral Advocate for Lawyering Process, became a member of the Moot Court Honor Board, was a Semi-Finalist in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, participated in the Caribbean Law Clinic, and drafted a legal memorandum which she argued in front of Federal Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson regarding criminal activity within our national borders.
Before attending law school, Tenielle earned her Master of Public Administration Degree from Florida International University. While in graduate school, Tenielle interned at the Florida Senate under the late Senator Larcenia J. Bullard for the 2009 Legislative Session. It was during this time that she realized her passion for public service, and decided to pursue her law degree.
Prior to her post-graduate degree, Tenielle graduated from Florida International University with her Bachelor's in Political Science. During her time as an undergraduate at Florida International University, she made the Dean’s List on multiple occasions, was a National Collegiate Scholar, a member of the Political Science Honor Society, and received a Book Award from the Political Science Department.
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