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Patrick H. Telan

Patrick Telan is a graduate of the University of Florida earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Spanish with honors in 1989.  He attended Stetson University College of Law where he was selected as “Outstanding Advocate” for the Moot Court Team, which competed nationally.  In his last year of law school, Mr. Telan was sworn in as an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County where he tried numerous jury trials to verdicts.  Mr. Telan joined the law firm of Grower, Ketcham in 1994 and was elected to Partnership in 1999.

Mr. Telan’s practice base is diverse, and includes Medical Malpractice Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Civil Rights Litigation, Construction Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Environmental Litigation.  Mr. Telan, an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has litigated a variety of cases in both State and Federal courts across the Southeast, has handled administrative actions before The Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Department of Health (AHCA), and the Florida Board of Medicine.  He has also successfully argued cases before various District Courts of Appeal in the State of Florida.

Mr. Telan has lectured healthcare professionals throughout the State of Florida and on a national level on a variety of topics pertaining to the Healthcare Industry.  He represents one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, handling various aspects including hospital risk management, compliance, medical staff issues and hospital related litigation matters.

University of Florida, B.A. with honors, 1989
Economics with a Minor in Spanish
Stetson University, JD, 1992

Professional Experience
Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Stepter, Ardaman & Bonus 1992-1994
Grower Ketcham 1994-present (Managing Partner)

Notable Reported Cases
Hughes ex rel J.B. v. Judd, 20015 WL 5135538
Phillips v. Republic Financial Corp., 2015 WL 24106
Stiles v. Judd, 2013 WL 6185404
Hughes v. Judd, 2013 WL 1810806
Scalf v. Hidalgo, 2012 WL 292617
Masacz v. Correctional Medical Services, Inc., 2009 WL 3232008
Nichols v. Butler, 2005 WL 6780159
Wolford v. Boone, 920 So. 2d 39 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
Milam v. Yenke, 752 So. 2d 1 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)
Price v. Leuallen, 724 So. 2d 695 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)
Dauphinee v. Wilstrup, 696 So. 2d 388 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997)
Ashraf v. Adventist Health System/Sunbelt, Inc., 2016 WL 3569545

Key Presentations
"Treatment of Minors/Consent Issues," Orlando Regional Medical Center
"Disclosure of Information Pertaining to Sexually Transmitted Diseases in a Clinical Setting," Offices of Jeffrey Goodgame, M.D., P.A.
"COBRA and the Emergency Room Physician,"  Princeton Hospital ER Staff
"Legal Issues in Health Care Practice,"  University of Orlando College of Law, sponsored by the ECDA and CFAD
"COBRA and the Risk of Liability to Hospitals and Physicians,"  Institute for Professional Liability Management - Washington
"A Trial is Born," Florida Hospital Medical Center
"Nursing Documentation," Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
"Good Chart, Bad Chart," Florida Emergency Physicians
"A Summary of What You Have Learned: A Real Life Case Analysis," Florida Emergency Physicians
"The Rude Get Sued," Florida Hospital Celebration
"Missed Signals & Fumbled Handoffs: Avoiding a Costly Turnover," Florida Emergency Physicians
"Medical Consent and Documentation: The Interplay Between Communication and Medical Negligence Claims," Medical Records Law Seminar
"Case Review," Nova Southeastern University
"Documentation Perils," Florida Emergency Physicians
"You are Your Own Best Expert," Florida Emergency Physicians.

Admissions, Membership and Affiliations
American Bar Association
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
American Society of Pharmacy Law
Defense Research Institute
Florida Hospital Association
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Litigation Counsel of America
Orange County Bar Association
The Florida Bar

Honors and Awards
Graduated with honors, University of Florida
Elected to the Order of Barristers
Moot Court Team Member
Outstanding Trial Advocate (1992)

Community Service
Credo Board Member
Orlando Union Rescue Mission Board Member
Ronald McDonald Foundation