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Patrick Wartan is a founding Partner at Axia Law, LLC. He continues to represent small & midsize enterprises in business transaction & commercial litigation matters. Patrick has advised countless businesses through formation, initial funding, contract drafting & negotiation, and even through contract disputes. He brings his experience in private equity from Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP.

Prior to forming Axia Law, Patrick served as a member of the Board of Directors of a $10m ecommerce business. He brought unique leadership & perspective to direct this company through key transitional periods with personnel, vendors, and shareholders. Patrick's experience as a Director continues to be evident as he considers both the legal perspective and the impact each decision could potentially have on his client's business. 

Patrick currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee of the District 10 School Board. He also serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Chicago Bar Association, YLS. 

Patrick graduated magna cum laude with his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He obtained his B.S. from DePaul University.



Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    4 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
  3. Contracts: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
    4 years
  5. Entertainment: 10%
    4 years



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    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is an excellent attorney that is wise beyond his years. He is an extremely hard worker and a zealous advocate.


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  • Ramin Joseph Raiszadeh

    Patrick is passionate, hard-working and experienced attorney who will always make sure to go the extra mile for his clients. I have had the privilege of working with Patrick on several matters and have always been very impressed by his work ethic and his commitment to his clients. I highly recommend Patrick.


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Contact info


1 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1450
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201008/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifChicago-Kent College of Law2010
Magna Cum LaudeChicago-Kent College of Law2010
Cali Award Recipient - Entertainment LawChicago-Kent College of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAXIA LAW, LLC2010 - Present
Law ClerkInstitute for Illinois Business Law2010 - 2010
Legal ExternHusch Blackwell Sanders LLP2009 - 2009
Law ClerkDuPage County States Attorney2008 - 2008
Legal InternLaw Offices of Chicago-Kent2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Illinois Creditors Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
District 10 School BoardFinance Committee Member2012 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionExecutive Council2011 - 2012
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Corporate Law SocietyBoard Member2009 - 2010
American Bar Association, 7th CircuitLieutenant Governor2009 - 2010
Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation CommitteeYLS Liason2009 - 2010
Chicago Bar Association, Corporate Practice CommitteeYLS Liaison2009 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Axia Law EditorialsThe Role of Intellectual Property in the Food & Beverage Industry2013
Food Industry NewsChicago Mayor Proposal Would Ease Inspection Headaches2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Practice Management & Technology CommitteeEntity Formations for Lawyers & Law Firms2013
Illinois Creditors Bar AssociationEthically & Effectively Reaching Corporate Clients2013
Chicago-Kent Solo and Small Practice IncubatorDigital Marketing and Online Tools to Grow Your Practice2013
YLS Corporate Practice CommitteeLegislation Affecting Corporate Practice2012
YLS Corporate Practice CommitteeLegislative Roundup: Review of 2012 Developments & Preview of 2013 Issues2012
YLS Corporate Practice CommitteeStart-up & Solo Panel2012
Starter LeagueStarting & Protecting Your Start-Up2012
CBA YLS Corporate Practice CommitteeAdvising Growing Businesses: Operational Issues & Litigation Concerns2012
ASCKStart-up & Solo Panel2012