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!