Always Here For You

Founded over 30 years ago, Geraghty Stockman has and will always be there to provide exceptional legal services to our clients.

Our Practice Areas

Providing a wide range of civil litigation services to address our client's needs
Contracts, Shareholder Disputes, Non-Compete Agreements and more
Construction defect, mechanic liens, subcontractor disputes and more
Wrongful death, automobile accidents and more
Will and probate disputes, undue influence claims and more
Real estate can be a fickle world and when things go awry, we are here to help navigate those ups and downs
It is difficult when you lose a loved one, especially due to someone else's negligence. We are here to walk you and your family through it together
Providing landlords with sage advice regarding eviction and lease disputes

Our Team

With a focus on our clients, our team is ready, willing and able to assist you with your most difficult issues
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PartnerJustin T. Stockman

Patrick E. Geraghty, Sr.

Founding Partner
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9/14/39 – 4/8/21

A Diehard Gator Fan and True Counselor of the Law.

Geraghty Stockman was originally founded by Patrick Emmitt Geraghty, Sr. in August of 1991.  In the legal community of Southwest Florida, Mr. Geraghty was one of the legends, a member of the old guard so to speak. He was best known for his unmatched brilliance, photographic memory, and irreverent sense of humor.

A “native” Floridian, Mr. Geraghty was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and was an All-State track and football athlete at Bishop Kenny High School (Class of 1957). He continued his football prowess at Marquette University as a distinguished leader of Marquette’s last football team, which has been “undefeated” ever since. Mr. Geraghty’s favorite pastime was holding court and entertaining legions with his legendary stories and encyclopedic knowledge of national, Florida and Ft. Myers history. A local “Atticus Finch,” he dedicated his brilliant legal acumen and unmatched trial skills to local leaders, politicians, and those most in need.

He was an extremely accomplished and proud member of the Florida Bar for 52 years and was Board Certified in Civil Trial. Mr. Geraghty was a leading expert in plaintiff’s litigation, civil litigation, and criminal and insurance defense, handling many high-profile criminal cases in his early career. He was the epitome of a “counselor of the law”, mentoring legions of young lawyers in Southwest Florida and serving as a Master in the Calusa Inn of Court and a longstanding member of the Lee County Bar Association. Through his distinguished service and unparalleled trial practice, Mr. Geraghty was recognized as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Geraghty will be greatly missed; however, his personal mark on family, friends, and the practice of law will last forever.  Rest in peace Mr. G and we at Geraghty Stockman look forward to continuing to honor your legacy in both the practice of law and outreach to our community.  Go Gators!