Patrick G. DeBlasio represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including claims arising under:

  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Other employment laws

He also has significant experience defending employers in single plaintiff and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act; conducting wage and hour audits; handling restrictive covenants; and representing employers in proceedings before the Department of Labor and similar agencies, in state and federal court, and in arbitration.

His clients span the following industries:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Waste management
  • Corrections
  • Banking

Additionally, Patrick provides general advice and counseling on employment matters and regularly speaks before industry groups and associations on employment-related topics.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Patrick was a partner and litigation manager in another Miami law firm.

Professional & Community Affiliations


North Carolina State Bar


Labor and Employment Law Section

Florida Bar


State Bar of California

Member, Board of Directors

Flagler College Alumni


Hospitality Human Resources Association of Broward County (HHRABC)


Special Olympics


Executive Development Committee

Miami-Dade County Special Olympics


Named, The Best Lawyers in America©


Awarded, Client Choice Award

International Law Office and Lexology


Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Society

Speaking Engagements

Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Regulation Panel

Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association, Coconut Grove, FL

August 11, 2016

The Latest DOL Guidance on Independent Contractor vs. Employee; and Defending Federal and State Claims Involving the Improper Labeling of Exempt/Non-Exempt Employees By Key Industry

ACI's 26th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions, Miami, FL

January 28-29, 2016


  • J.D., University of Miami, 1988 cum laude
  • B.A., Flagler College, 1984

Bar Admission

North Carolina


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit