Ms. Boyes received a Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award for adaptive reuse of a 100-yr.-old warehouse in Gainesville, Florida. She served for many years on the City of Gainesville Historic Preservation Board, and was President of Historic Gainesville, Inc. She is a supporter of the arts at Santa Fe College.
Ms. Boyes has argued cases to the Florida Governor and Cabinet, state and federal trial and appellate courts, and various state and local administrative tribunals. She is a guest judge of the International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Stetson Law School, and has lectured at the UF College of Law and to Florida Bar CLE classes.
Ms. Boyes was co-founder in 1985 of a hydro-geologic consulting firm with offices in Gainesville, Tampa and Tallahassee, and a staff of 30+/-. She served for 16 years in various positions, including Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel.
As a journalist, she worked as Political Editor of the Tampa Tribune, and as a contributor to the New York Times. She also worked for newspapers in Washington, D.C., Jacksonville, Fla., and York, Pa.
Patrice Boyes, Esq. is the principal and founder of PBPA. She practices in land use, environmental & property law, and commercial leasing & real estate transactions. She has represented development interests, property owners, institutional clients, business owners and local governments for the past 21 years.
Ms. Boyes holds a B.A. in political science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a J.D. from the University of Florida. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991.
She was listed in the “2010 Directory of Distinguished Attorneys” by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a Master in the American Inns of Court. She is a member and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and served on the 2010 District Nominating Committee of Boy Scouts of America. She is Vice President of the not-for-profit Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, which is spearheading construction of a children’s hospital in Alachua County.