Patrick Ehlert is a senior litigation paralegal in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Defect practice group. Based in the firm’s Orlando office, Mr. Ehlert assists attorneys on behalf of entire communities and individual single-family homeowners in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial in multi-party cases related to prosecuting heavy construction defect claims. This work entails detailed client communications, extensive discovery and voluminous document management, document examination, drafting of pleadings, fact development and research, deposition, hearing, and trial preparation.

Prior to joining Ball Janik in 2016, Mr. Ehlert worked for over 15 years as a commercial insurance defense litigation paralegal, including five years at an Am Law 100 law firm that represented several Fortune 500 corporations and insurance companies, in a large variety of litigation claims including heavy construction, product liability, theme parks, medical malpractice, and personal injury.

In his free time, Mr. Ehlert enjoys traveling, biking, boating, the beach, attending sports games, and spending time with his family and friends.


  • Associates of Science-Legal Studies
    Valencia College


  • Florida Registered Paralegal with The Florida Bar