R. Patrick Dover

McGuireWoods LLP

R. Patrick Dover practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, focusing on litigating and arbitrating business torts, franchise-related litigation, banking-related litigation, and railroad-related litigation. Patrick’s practice has a particular emphasis on appellate work, having successfully handled numerous appeals in state and federal appellate courts.

Patrick also assists corporate clients on electronic discovery and preservation issues, and has prepared multiple presentations on recent e-discovery trends for bar associations and records preservations trade groups.

From August 2014 to August 2015, Patrick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry F. Floyd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Patrick served as a legal intern for the Federal Programs branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. Patrick also completed his third year of law school at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.


  • Representation of Class I railroad carrier in three appeals in the Eleventh Circuit. Resulted in favorable federal preemption opinions in each, including a published opinion on preemption subsequently cited by other federal courts of appeals.
  • Representation of software company in appeal of adverse order granting summary judgment (client was represented by another law firm in trial court). The appellate court agreed with our arguments, and reversed the trial court in a published opinion.
  • Representation of Cypriot energy company in shareholder derivative lawsuit seeking over 80 million dollars in damages. The suit was filed in Florida state court in conjunction with parallel actions in Cyprus and Switzerland. The trial court granted our motion to dismiss, finding that governing Cypriot law, unlike United States law, did not permit the “multiple” derivative suit filed by the plaintiff.

Education :

  • American University Washington College of Law, JD, Member, American University Law Review, 2009
  • Davidson College, BA, History, 2006

Admissions :

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney R. Patrick Dover & McGuireWoods LLP can handle?
McGuireWoods LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Financial Services, Litigation, Consumer Rights & Protection, Class Action, Appeals, International Law. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is McGuireWoods LLP located?
McGuireWoods LLP is located at 50 N Laura St Suite 2500, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA. You can reach out to McGuireWoods LLP using their phone line 904.798.3235. You can also check their website mcguirewoods.com or email them at [email protected].
How much would it cost to hire McGuireWoods LLP?
R. Patrick Dover lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are R. Patrick Dover reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on R. Patrick Dover lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
McGuireWoods LLP
North Laura Street 50
Jacksonville 32202 FL US
Get directions

Brian Orlow

Main Street 71-18
11367 NY US

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US