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Patrick Byron Markey

also known as Patrick Markey

About me

Patrick Markey started the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C. in
2006 after being associated with another Chicago based family law firm
for several years. He has experience representing individuals from all
walks of life and income levels including but not limited to: lawyers,
business owners, executives, stay-at-home mothers, police officers,
city workers, blue collar workers among others. Patrick represents
clients in all areas of family and matrimonial law, including divorce,
paternity and custody matters. His work includes every aspect of
representation necessary in family law matters such as contested court
proceedings, complex financial negotiation and complicated custody

Patrick currently serves on the
Executive Board of the Young Lawyers Section of Chicago Bar Association
where he is Co-Editor of YLS Section of the Chicago Bar Association’s
monthly magazine the CBA Record. Prior to this position he
was Co-Chair of the YLS Family Law Section of the Chicago Bar
Association. In 2009, he received a certificate in mediation after
completing 40 hours of training for same. He also was admitted as a
fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois in 2009.


Patrick is a former Division 1 Cross Country and Track Runner who has competed in 5 marathons.  Patrick is married and lives in Chicago's northside.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    14 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    14 years
  3. Prenuptials: 10%
    14 years
  4. Family: 10%



Hourly ($225-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Kristina Wayne

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Patrick has been a great mentor. He is a person of integrity, a zealous advocate for his clients, and an experienced litigator.


    Kristina Wayne Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica C Bentz

    I endorse this lawyer's work & would hire this attorney if I needed a family attorney. He knows what he's doing, has important contacts in the community, and is still working when other attorneys have long since gone home.


    Jessica Bentz Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200205/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project LeadershipChicago Bar Association2012
CALI Award-Conflicts of LawChicago-Kent College of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyNottage & Ward2004 - 2006
AssociateKSD Law2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Circuit Court of Cook CountyCourt-Certified Mediator2014 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee2012 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of IllinoisFellow2009 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsFellow2009 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationNominating Committee2012 - 2012
Chicago Bar AssociationSpecial Projects Coordinator-YLS2010 - 2012
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionFormer Co-Chair Family Law Committee2007 - 2008
Chicago Bar AssociationYLS Co-editor CBA Record2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kasang v. PattersonTermination of Parental Rights
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Daily Law BulletinStarting a Solo Law Practice2011
Chicago Bar RecordCollaborative Law-The non-litigation alternative2010
Chicago Bar RecordBook Review of How to Start a Law Practice2009
Chicago Bar RecordCollaborative Viewed As Alternative2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of MinnesotaInternational Studies and SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Basic Skills for the New AttorneyPractice Management Essentials for New Lawyers2011
Adler School of PsychologyDivorce Law for Mental Health Professionals2011
"Law at the Library""Child Support"2011
YLS Family Law CommitteeFamily Law Dissipation2010
Chicago Bar Association-CLE ModeratorTrial Issues in Domestic Relations2010
Adler School of Professional PsychologyDivorce Law2010
How to Enter Solo PracticeHow to Enter Solo Practice2009
Family Law PrimerFamily Law Primer2009
CBA/Chicago Public Library Law at the LibraryChild Support in Illinois2009
Adler School of PsychologyFamily Law Primer2009
Nuts and Bolts of Appealing Domestic Relations CasesDomestic Relations Appeals-Moderator2008
Marriage Law 101Marriage Law 1012008
Law at the Library-Child SupportChild Support2008
Collaborative Law: Helping Families Divorce with Respect, Confidentiality and Focus on Real Family NeedsCollaborative Law-Moderator2008
Adler School of PsychologyFamily Law Primer2008