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Thomas Edward Patterson

Thomas Edward Patterson

Practice areas:

Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Business, Debt Collection, Commercial, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Arbitration, Franchising, Appeals

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About Me


Hobbies include hiking, rafting, and camping.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    35 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    35 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    35 years, 50 cases
  4. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 10%
    35 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 35%
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Hourly ($175-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Jefferey O. Katz

    I have known Tom for five years prior to joining his firm. He is an excellent attorney and I am honored to have the pleasure to now be a part of his team.


    Jefferey Katz Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

1 N. Lasalle St., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL, 60602-3918

Patterson Law Firm

One North LaSalle, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL, 60602-3918




ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Outstanding SeniorIllinois Wesleyn University1975

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law Clerk to Justice William G. ClarkIllinois Supreme Court1979 - 1981


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Book published by American Bar AssociationHandling the Business Emergency: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions2009
DePaul Law ReviewEx Parte Contacts in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings: Home Box Office v. FCC1978


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityHistoryBachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Corporations and Business Law SectionShareholder Disputes2010
DuPage County Bar AssociationHandling the Business Emergency2009
Annual ConventionHow to Keep Secrets: the attorney-client privilege2001
Annual ConventionAvoiding the Pitfalls of E-commerce2000