TALLAHASSEE – The Florida
Supreme Court granted attorney Patrick John Hammergren’s request for
disciplinary revocation, which is tantamount to disbarment, with permission to apply
for readmission after five years.
The Pensacola attorney has
been a member of the Florida Bar since 2003. The revocation was effective 30
days from the court order to allow Hammergren to close out his practice and
protect the interests of existing clients.
Prior to the court’s ruling on the revocation request, the Florida Bar investigated
Hammergren for failing to comply with a May 21, 2015, court order to notify
judges, clients and opposing counsels of his suspension, acceptance of at
least one client during his suspension and continuing to practice law during
his 90-day suspension by communicating with clients and accepting advanced
Under the revocation agreement, pending disciplinary charges were dismissed
and Hammergren agreed to pay restitution to former clients Charles James White,
$1,000; Barry Hudspeth, $1,500; and Amanda Whiting, $2,000. He also agreed to
reimburse the Florida Bar’s clients’ security fund and the Florida Bar for
taxable costs resulting from his disciplinary proceedings.
(Case No. SC16-831)