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Aaron Rifkind is an Illinois and Wisconsin licensed attorney and serves as the Co-Managing Partner of RIFKIND PATRICK LLC.  He primarily works in the areas of business litigation and transactions.  He has significant courtroom experience, having presented oral argument in over 2000 hearings/trials.  Mr. Rifkind is admitted to the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and is an Illinois licensed real estate broker.  Mr. Rifkind has a wealth of business experience, having served as the Managing Partner of another law firm for five years prior to coming to RIFKIND PATRICK LLC. In his free time, Aaron enjoys helping others and spending time with his close friends/family.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
  2. Contracts: 25%
  3. Construction: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 10%
  5. Administrative Law: 10%



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  • Nestor Vicario

    Mr. Rifkind has all the characteristics of an outstanding attorney. He has a broad range of expertise and knowledge in all aspects of business litigation and commercial transactions, and the passion to deliver the highest quality representation to his clients. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info


225 W. Washington St. #2209
Chicago, IL, 60606


WIGood Standing201508/05/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
5 out of 5Reviews.birdeye.com2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
5.0 Client Ratinglawyers.com2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Chicago's Most Caring Legal ProfessionalsJUF2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Most Viewed Legal ArticleArticleAlley2011
Who's WhoContinental Who's Who2010
2nd Place BriefWashington University Environmental Moot Court Competition2008
Distinction in Public ServiceWashington University School of Law2008
Assistant EditorWashington University Global Studies Law Review2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-Managing PartnerRIFKIND PATRICK LLC2015 - Present
Managing PartnerSocial Security Defenders LLC2009 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
JUF, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2010 - Present
The ARKMember2010 - Present
National Organization of Veterans' AdvocatesMember2011 - 2013
State Bar of NevadaStanding Lawyer Member2011 - 2012
Chicago Volunteer Legal ServicesMember2010 - 2014
Chicago Bar Association, Social Security CommitteeMember2009 - 2013
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Social Security Disability CaseFully Favorable
1:12-CV-06227MSJ Granted and Remanded to SSA
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
National University of Singapore Faculty of LawInternational LawInternational Student2007
Brandeis UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NOSSCR Spring ConferenceThe Doctor's Opinion On How Many Days the Claimant Would Miss From Work Per Month2012
National Disability Awareness DayDisability Benefits: When Is Your Birthday?2011
National Disability Awareness DayDon't Forget Your Ticket To Work2010