Three Patterson Law Firm Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2017

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Three Patterson Law Firm Attorneys Named Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2017 

CHICAGO – January 17, 2017– Patterson Law Firm, a commercial litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Jefferey Ogden Katz, Eric J. Chisholm and Alexander I. Passo have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2017.

Jefferey Ogden Katz is a well-known leading litigation attorney who focuses his practice on professional liability cases throughout the country. Mr. Katz regularly represents individuals, private and public corporations and law firms in litigation, trials and alternative dispute resolution involving professional liability and disciplinary issues. In addition, Mr. Katz represents attorneys before the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC); attorneys with respect to practice expansion and multi-jurisdictional practice issues; and candidates for admission to the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar. Mr. Katz is a partner at the firm and is licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

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. He joined the firm in May 2014 and is licensed in Illinois.

Alexander I. Passo is a commercial litigation attorney who represents clients on a variety of matters with a concentration on internal business disputes, emergency business litigation, breaches of contract, fraud, and professional negligence. Mr. Passo has obtained several multi-million dollar settlements in several shareholder disputes he has handled. Recently, he defeated all claims brought by a cigarette distributor and obtained a six-figure judgment entered on the behalf of his client for a copyright violation.  He joined Patterson Law Firm in July 2013 and is licensed in Illinois and Indiana.

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 fewer than 10 years. No more than the top 2.5% of lawyers in each state are named to the annual Rising Stars list.

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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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