Carey Rodriguez Attorneys

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Patrick Gonya

Patrick Gonya

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T 305.372.7474

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Biography

Mr. Gonya is a seasoned commercial trial lawyer with extensive experience in all aspects of trial practice in federal, state and appellate courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. His broad-based litigation practice includes employment litigation, complex commercial litigation, real estate, construction and condominium litigation, banking litigation and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Gonya focuses on all aspects of labor and employment counseling on behalf of management/employers and related litigation, such as FLSA, including overtime, tip credit and minimum wage violation claims, Department of Labor audit compliance and investigations, Title VII claims, including sexual harassment claims, and other statutory and common law claims, including FMLA, ADA, ADEA and Whistleblower Act. 

Mr. Gonya also enforces and defends non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements and litigation cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets.

Prior to joining Carey Rodriguez, Mr. Gonya was a partner with Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP in Miami, Florida and a shareholder with Fowler White Burnett, P.A. in Miami, Florida.

Admitted to Practice

  • The Florida Bar
  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, District of Connecticut

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Bridgeport School of Law, 1991
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1987

Memberships

  • Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Board of Directors
  • “Hear My Voice,” Child Advocacy Group
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • British American Chamber of Commerce