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Dec2012

A Year in Review of Our Chicago Law Firm

We’re breaking down the last year of business litigation at our Chicago law firm. From announcing four new attorneys to partnering with ApexCLE and blogging about the legal implications of Hurricane Sandy, the Patterson Law Firm, LLC highlights the top stories of our law firm in 2012.

December – Announcing Erica Daiell as New Associate Attorney

Daiell graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2012. Prior to joining The Patterson Law Firm, LLC Daiell was a law clerk for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

November – NBI Seminar Led by Owner of Chicago Law Firm

Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts can be one of the most important and tedious aspects of a business attorney’s practice. Tom Patterson of The Patterson Law Firm, LLC helped advance contract negotiation and drafting skills of attorneys at the NBI Business Contracts A to Z live seminar November 30, 2012. Read More…

October – Legal Implications of Hurricane Sandy

Beyond the devastation and damages from the hurricane, there are several legal issues that are sure to come up. Ever consider who’s responsible if a tree were to fall on your house or your car? What if the tree is not on your property? Here’s some info to help you navigate these complex issues in the event you might be affected. Read More..

September – Senior Attorney Jefferey Katz Joins Our Law Firm

Katz received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2004 and undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. Prior to joining The Patterson Law Firm, LLC in September of 2012, Katz worked for a boutique Chicago firm. He represented individuals, private and public corporations and law firms in litigation, trials and alternative dispute resolution involving professional liability and disciplinary issues. Read More…

August – We Partnered with Opportunity International to Help Entrepreneurs Overcome Poverty

The Patterson Law Firm, LLC has joined Opportunity International in their efforts to provide access to small business loans, savings, insurance and training to more than four million people in some of the world’s most remote and impoverished areas. We purchased an allotment of small business loans in the form of gift cards and are distributing them to their interns from Education First.

July – Participating in the Chicago Hunger Walk

We participated as “The Food Court” team at the 27th Annual Do it For Chicago Hunger Walk. Members from the law firm along with family and friends participated in the walk with donations benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Read More…

June – Thomas Patterson is a Panelist at The Asian American Business Expo

Thomas E. Patterson of The Patterson Law Firm, LLC explained his point of view on turning business risks into opportunities at The Asian American Business Expo. Read More…

May – The Patterson Law Firm, LLC, Announces Stephanie Simpson as a New Associate Attorney

Simpson graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. Prior to joining The Patterson Law Firm, LLC in May of 2012, Simpson worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Consumer Practice Group where she represented victims of deceptive and unfair business practices. Read More…

April – Thomas Patterson Partners with ApexCLE to Teach Second Online CLE Class

Thomas Patterson of The Patterson Law Firm, LLC has partnered with ApexCLE to teach another continuing legal education class offered on the internet entitled “Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions: Conquering Commercial Catastrophes”. The class is available from June 14, 2010 until June 14, 2012. Read More…

March – New Associate Attorney Benjamin Cunningham

Benjamin Cunningham has joined The Patterson Law Firm, LLC as an Associate Attorney. Benjamin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law. Read More…

February – Non-Compete Contracts Enforced by Illinois Supreme Court, Strengthening Position of Employers

In Reliable Fire Equipment Co. v. Arnold Arredondo, 2011 III. LEXIS 1836, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed a ruling by a trial court after a trial. The trial court refused to uphold a restrictive covenant, ruling that no legitimate business interest was served by the provision. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed that decision, holding that the totality of the circumstances should have been considered. This ruling may strengthen the position of Illinois employers and should prompt a review of restrictive covenants by corporate officers assisted by in-house or outside counsel. Read More…

January – Aquarius Case Settles

A computer school was burglarized but State Farm refused to pay the insurance claim for lost equipment and business. Kristi Browne, Christine Rosso and Kathryn Walker of our Chicago law firm were then hired to replace the prior counsel. They wrote a motion for a new trial that was granted. They won the new trial and the verdict was $534,000.

If you have a business litigation matter, contact our experienced business attorneys today.

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