Eric J. Chisholm Named Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2017

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Eirc J. Chisholm Named As One Of Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2017 


CHICAGO – January 2017– Patterson Law Firm, a commercial litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that attorney Eric J. Chisholmhas been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2017.


Eric J. Chisholm is a commercial litigation attorney who represents clients in a broad array of legal matters, ranging from breach of contract actions to professional negligence.  Recently, Mr. Chisholm obtained a complete defense jury verdict on a $5.2 million claim.  Mr. Chisholm is also trained as a general civil mediator. Mr. Chisholm joined The Patterson Law Firm, LLC, in May 2014 and is licensed in Illinois.


Mr. Chisholm earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He completed the dual-degree program in law and social work at the University of Michigan, earning his juris doctor degree from Michigan Law School and his MSW from the Michigan School of Social Work. As a student attorney with Michigan Law’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic, Mr. Chisholm represented parents in child-welfare proceedings in counties across the State of Michigan. Mr. Chisholm also served as a law clerk in the Washtenaw County (MI) Office of Public Defender.


After law school, Mr. Chisholm worked as a staff attorney for the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy, representing low-income and indigent individuals in a broad variety of legal matters throughout Southeast Michigan. Additionally, Mr. Chisholm mediated a wide variety of civil cases as a mediator with the Wayne Mediation Center in Dearborn, MI. More recently, Mr. Chisholm worked in higher-education administration, serving as the Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School.

Mr. Chisholm currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Law and Social Work. Mr. Chisholm is a former member of the Board of Directors for Green Star Movement, where he chaired the Governance Committee.


Super Lawyers is a preeminent rating service of outstanding lawyers covering more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. All peer-nominated candidates undergo the Super Lawyers selection process. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, peer evaluations and professional achievements. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Rising Star nominees must be under 40 years of age or in practice for less than 10 years. No more than the top 2.5% of lawyers in each state are named to the annual Rising Stars list.


Patterson Law Firm is a Chicago-based commercial litigation firm that handles business lawsuits, including emergency business litigation, insurance coverage claims, construction contracts, commercial real estate cases, shareholder and LLC-member disputes (business divorces), breach of contract, intellectual property litigation, legal malpractice and professional liability, among other commercial litigation matters. For additional information, visit

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