What is the ARDC?
Lawyers have duties to represent their clients honestly and diligently. A client might know that her lawyer violated these duties but is often left wondering how to seek redress. The [...]
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Recovering Attorney Fees in Legal Malpractice Cases
When attorneys are negligent or unethical, their clients bear hefty costs. These often include the legal fees to remedy the malpractice. Clients considering whether to sue their attorneys for malpractice [...]
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Patterson Law Firm Names Michael Haeberle Managing Member One of the Youngest Leaders to Head…
October 20, 2021 – CHICAGO – Patterson Law Firm, a Chicago-based business litigation firm, is pleased to name Michael Haeberle to the position of Managing Member of the firm. Mr. Haeberle [...]
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Is it Professional Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Contract, or Something Else?
Many different potential theories exist for plaintiffs who believe they have been harmed by  attorneys. In almost every circumstance, the client has an agreement, whether it is reduced to writing [...]
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How to Bring Claims Against a Cryptocurrency Exchange
Users of cryptocurrency exchanges sometimes end up in disputes with the exchanges.  Common reasons include: Accounts may be locked by exchanges; Funds may be improperly removed from the account; Transactions [...]
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Cannabis Company Disputes
The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act created a new legal industry in Illinois. With the lotteries for craft grow, dispensary, infuser, and transport, the state has created companies that [...]
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Business divorces in IDFPR regulated industries
Business divorces among owners or members are often messy regardless of the industry.  They can involve situations where the owners lock each other out of the premises or systems, refuse [...]
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Illinois Courts Find Multiple Legal Malpractice Cases Barred by the Statutes of Limitation and Repose
In Carlson v. Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, 2021 IL App (1st) 191961, the plaintiff alleged malpractice relating to a multitude of underlying matters, including underlying legal malpractice matters. One [...]
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Court Confirms Paid Leave Must Be Given to Military
Pressure on employers to review military leave policies and re-asses employee benefits has increased in recent months. Under the rationale that employees are already being paid for some specified reasons [...]
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