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Patricia Propheter

Patricia Propheter
Adjunct Professor of Law


  • J.D., Wake Forest University, School of Law
  • M.A., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
  • B.S., Western Carolina University

Patricia Propheter has over twenty years of teaching experience, including eight years of teaching exceptional students in the public school system prior to becoming a lawyer, eleven years teaching at Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University in the Critical Skills Program and as an adjunct professor of Juvenile Law and Domestic Violence Law. She has also taught numerous courses in the Criminal Justice Institute and the online Master of Science in Law program, including Domestic Violence, Criminal Evidence and Forensics as a Social Science, Medicare and Medicaid, Business Organizations in Health Care Law, Healthcare as an Employee Benefit and the Law of Patients' Rights and Health Care Ethics.

After leaving the Critical Skills Program at Shepard Broad College of Law, she was the Faculty Administrator of Bar Preparation and Academic Success and Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing as well as Interim Assistant Dean of Bar Preparation and Academic Success at Barry University School of Law in Orlando. In her current position as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program, she trains new and experienced attorneys practicing Dependency Law and advocating for the best interest of Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.

In addition to her teaching experiences, Patricia Propheter has practiced law in family and child welfare since 1993. She was the managing attorney for the Domestic Violence and Public Benefits unit at the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina from 1993 until 2001. After relocating back to her home state of Florida in 2001, she has practiced exclusively in child dependency, with both the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program and the Department of Children and Family Services, Children’s Legal Services, at both the trial and appellate levels.


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