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The Business Lawyers to Call in a Crisis

Our top four lawyers combined have spent more than 123 years winning business lawsuits, most while working for large Chicago law firms, and now we offer this unique experience in a ten-lawyer boutique. 

"We Love You Guys"
We are grateful to our clients for spreading the word:

  • “Thanks much for getting on this with enthusiasm.  It is SO... RARE IN ATTORNEYS...”

  • “We’re going to have a toast tonight and we’ll definitely toast the two best attorneys in Illinois. Thanks so much to both of you, for all your hard work... Thanks for believing in us. We love you guys...”

  • "I was completely satisfied with the results of the lawsuit. You...did a great job, and I got the results I wanted.”

  • "I am extremely grateful for everything and extremely satisfied with the services. Your firm has made a… difficult situation manageable, and I’ve learned a lot.”

How Can We Help?
If you have a business litigation emergency or a claim about insurance coverage, shareholder and LLC-member duties, commercial loans, supply or service contracts, construction contracts, commercial real estate, intellectual property agreements, or legal malpractice, get in touch with us now for a free initial consultation. 

The American Bar Association published our 600-page book on Handling the Business Emergency.  Our newest partner was named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers magazine.  Review our work and judge for yourself whether you think we can help you. 

Our clients are businesses, NBA stars, other lawyers, high-tech and low-tech entrepreneurs, doctors, sales professionals and brokers, real estate developers, commercial real estate landlords and tenants, construction companies (painting, plumbing, electrical, and general contractors), unions, associations, and individuals.

Industries in which we have experience include banking, construction, trucking, legal, accounting, hospitality, manufacturing, medical, insurance, retail stores, real estate, and sales.

Our client advantage plan offers fee arrangements that other firms do not match: contingent fees, blended hourly and contingent fees, hourly with guaranty, and flat fee, all to ensure your satisfaction. 

Contact us for assistance
If you think we can help you, please get in touch with us at 312.223.1699. If you need assistance in Wisconsin for a legal malpractice matter, please call us at 608.616.9776. For a matter in Kentucky, call 502.694.0998.


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PLF Attorney Jefferey Ogden Katz and The Up Foundation Raise Nearly $725,000 for Kids in Need
CHICAGO – August 12, 2016 – It began as a late evening conversation between a father and his son. It then developed into the vision and mission of two families to provide support to children and their families facing catastrophic and disabling diseases. This is The UP Foundation – a family foundation based on the principle of helping children in need through family services, education and awareness. It is a grassroots initiative making a difference in communities throughout Chicago area and touching the lives of children. Jefferey Ogden Katz, a litigation attorney at Patterson Law Firm, and his wife are the founders and driving force behind The Up Foundation along with the Semmelhack family. In the seven years since its creation, The Up Foundation has raised more than three quarters of a million dollars to assist and benefit children in need.
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