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Patrick McGuinness

After 31 years with the Jacksonville, Florida Public Defender’s office, Patrick McGuinness, a senior homicide division trial attorney, joined two attorneys to launch Finnell, McGuinness & Nezami, P.A. McGuinness, as lead counsel in most of the high profile cases tried in Jacksonville over the past three decades, he presents seminars across the country on forensic issues, cross-examination, case investigation, false confessions and other topics. McGuinness’ trial efforts and successes have been chronicled over the years by the press and a number of television programs. He and his partner, Ann Finnell, were the featured counsel in a documentary film “Murder on a Sunday Morning,” a Jacksonville murder case that ultimately drew international attention. After the successful conclusion of the case and the vindication of their client, the film was featured on HBO and won an Oscar (Academy Award) for the best documentary