Patrick Trese graduated from Michigan State University (B.A.) and the University of Detroit Mercy (M.A. and J.D.). Mr. Trese served as a law clerk for District Court of Appeals Judge Pat M. Donofrio in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He began his career in Michigan working in the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Trese gained experience as a prosecutor working in both the Wayne County, Michigan, and the Oakland County, Michigan, Prosecutor’s Offices.
In 2001 Mr. Trese started working as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. During his tenure at the State Attorney’s Office, he served as the Chief of County Court Division. Mr. Trese was responsible for overseeing the prosecution of roughly five thousand DUI cases per year, supervising hundreds of prosecutors during his time as Chief of the County Court Division. Mr. Trese was also a member of the Traffic Homicide Unit for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and he prosecuted some of the most serious DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide cases in Miami-Dade County. Mr. Trese was also a member of the Sexual Battery Unit/Child Abuse Unit for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He tried numerous capital sexual battery cases during his tenure. Many of his cases appeared on CNN and other media outlets in the United States and internationally.
Mr. Trese has lectured throughout the State of Florida about an array of DUI topics including: The Uniform Material Witness Act and DUI, the “Source Code” and DUI, and legal challenges to the admissibility of breath, blood and urine test results. Mr. Trese received the Prosecution of Distinction Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 2009
In April 2010, he left the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to start a new law practice which focusses on criminal defense. With over 100 trials and countless hours of motion practice Mr. Trese is a seasoned trial lawyer that has a reputation for being a passionate advocate.