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Thursday, November 05, 2020

FORMER ASA PAT TRESE HAS PASSED AWAY

 We bring more sad news in these troubling times. On Wednesday, apparently during a Zoom court hearing,  Former ASA Pat Trese passed away from a heart attack. 

We received this email from Ms. Regina de Moraes, Esq:

Hello

I am a former ASA and started with Pat Trese in county court. Several years later he became chief of county court. He was also an ASA in the Sex Bat unit and in the last years was a member of the private bar.

I was notified that he passed away of a heart attack during a zoom hearing today. Specifics aren’t available yet, but if I find out anything else, I can notify you for the blog.

Pat was a loving husband to his college sweetheart Teri, he was a father to 3 beautiful children, 2 girls and 1 boy, all now in their teen and pre teen years. He was very compassionate as an ASA and loved by all his clients in private practice.

He was also very funny! He quietly would make comments which at first, seems not to fall within the conversation.... and then it would click- “oh! That’s sarcasm!”
Pat was also a great trial partner and friend.

With a heavy heart-
Regina

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rump - his name is misspelled - Trese

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Pat was a great guy and a great lawyer. RIP

Rumpole said...

Thank you I fixed it.

Anonymous said...

Truly a wonderful human being. May he Rest In Peace and May God protect and bless
His family.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked and so saddened. Too young 2020 sucks!!!

Anonymous said...

How sad for him and his family and friends. Seemed so young. May he RIP. "Life is short - shorter for some than for others" Augustus 'Gus' McCrae was right in Lonesome Dove

anonymous said...

OMG. What a sweetheart our legal community has lost. My condolences to his family. I cannot imagine the grief they are feeling as they deal with this sudden and untimely loss. R.I.P. kind and beautiful soul.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet and kind man. Always enjoyed speaking with him at the REG. Very funny too! Such sad news and I feel terrible for his family, especially his young children that he was always so proud of. We lost a good one.

Anonymous said...

Pat was an exceptional person and pretty damn good lawyer. For everyone reading this, when we hit our mid-49’s and into the 50’s, you need to see your docs and get full workups. Rest in peace Pat. You were loved and will be sorely missed.

Sarah said...

He was the nicest man. Always a smile on his face.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Such a sweet man. May his memory always be a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Pat was my chief in county court and a friend. I just saw him on Zoom the other day. May his memory be a blessing to his beautiful family.

Jeff Kolokoff

Anonymous said...

Pat Trese was a wonderful attorney and a genuinely good guy. This is such sad news. He will be missed.

Rumpole said...

11:36 AM I recommend a colonoscopy at 50 and follow-ups if indicated and yearly cardiac stress tests and full bloodwork. Takes a half a day. Saves your life. At least one cardiac calcium score at 50 and then work to lower whatever the number is.

Anonymous said...

What a loss, he was a great guy.

Theodore Mastos said...

I, too,join in with the many friends and colleagues of Pat who are in shock about his passing. I watched him as a young, compassionate prosecutor evolve into a highly respected defense lawyer. He was a great family man as well as a great lawyer. I cannot imagine the grief his family is experiencing over such a sudden, unexpected tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Pat and I litigated against each other and boy, was he a pleasure. We did some stuff together when he joined the defense side too.

Sorry to see him go.

Mike Catalano

Anonymous said...

We should all be doing colonoscopies at 40. My gastrointestinal surgeon recommends them. He says that the rates of cancer he is seeing in people under 50 are off the charts. Never did a cardiac stress test, but I am going to do it now.

Unknown said...

RIP Pat. He really was such a nice guy!

Anonymous said...

This is what a class act Pat was: many years ago, when I was an APD and he was an ASA, we litigated against each other about the constitutionality of the county's sex offender housing ban, which had resulted in 100+ registrants living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Our side lost, but Pat was unfailingly professional while expressing empathy and respect for our clients' position.

After Pat went into private practice, he represented a registrant living in a motel because there was nowhere else the guy could live under the town's registrant housing ban. Aware that he could not afford to live in a motel all his life and that the only alternative was a life on the streets, the client killed himself.

Since then, Pat has worked on numerous other cases involving registrants' rights, including a case he won for the ACLU against Ft. Lauderdale's housing ban, which resulted in 200+ registrants moving from the streets into housing. Although there have been many other cases in the state challenging registrant housing bans, Pat's is the only victory to date.

Anonymous said...

11:43 Thank you for sharing that!

Brent Del Gaizo said...

This is such terrible news! He was a really great guy.

Court Keeley said...

Pat was a true gentleman and scholar. He made this world a better place and will be missed.