Tom Patterson has authored the book entitled “Handling the Business Emergency: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions,” published by the American Bar Association. Tom has taught an online continuing legal education course called “Conquering Commercial Catastrophes” and currently teaches a course in business litigation emergencies. For almost three years, Tom co-authored a bi-monthly column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about jury instructions – – the last words a jury hears in any case. We maintain an indexed collection of the 67 articles written, from “age discrimination” to “unjust enrichment.” These articles give us a head start when it is time to draft jury instructions. Additional speeches and publications include these topics:

  • TROs and Preliminary Injunctions: Handling the Business Emergency (American Bar Association, 2021)
  • Handling the Business Emergency: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions (2009)
  • Apex CLE:
    • Online Continuing Education Course on the Attorney-Client Privilege
    • Online Continuing Education Course on Temporary Restraining Orders and and Preliminary Injunctions


  • Asian-American Business Expo:
    • Shareholder Disputes and Employee Contracts


  • Chicago Bar Association:
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • You have a Trial Date, Now What? Practical Advice for Trying Your Case


  • Hospitality Law Conference:
    • Insurance and Confidentiality Issues in the Hospitality Industry


  • National Business Institute:
    • Breach of Contract
    • Restrictive Covenants
    • Indemnification Contracts
    • Ethics in Business Acquisitions


  • RIMS Conference:
    • How to Keep Secrets: The Attorney-Client Privilege
    • When is an Expert Not an Expert?
    • How to Avoid Legal Pitfalls of E-Commerce


  • InsideCounsel Op-Ed Column:
    • Preliminary Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders
    • Shareholder Disputes


  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Bi-Monthly Co-Columnist:
    • Non-pattern Jury Instructions


  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV Preeminent Rated™ Lawyer (highest ranking in competence and ethics), since 2003


  • SuperLawyers Magazine
    • SuperLawyers: 2009, 2010


  • Leading Lawyers
    • Illinois Leading Lawyer: 2016
    • Illinois Leading Lawyer: 2019


  • Martindale Hubbell
    • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards 2020


Michael Haeberle’s Speeches and Publications:

  • Non-Compete Agreements 2021: Interpreting the Latest Guidance (NBI, September 8, 2021)
  • TROs and Preliminary Injunctions: Handling the Business Emergency (American Bar Association, 2021)
  • Mastering Non-Compete Agreements & Non-Solicitation Clauses (NBI, November 6, 2020)
  • Corporate Veil Piercing: Best practices to limit, How to Pierce and Alternative and complementary doctrines to veil piercing (Federal Bar Association, September 25, 2020)
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil & Alter Ego Liability (Rossdale, August 5 2020)
  • Negotiating Indemnity Clauses: Expectations vs. Reality (NBI, February 20, 2020)
  • Risk Management for the Plaintiff’s Attorney, AAJ Press (forthcoming)
  • Piercing the Single Member LLC Veil: Top Mistakes (NBI, 2018, 2019, and 2020)
  • Piercing the LLC Veil: Start to Finish (NBI, April 10, 2019)
  • Attorney’s Retaining Liens:  Know Your Rights But Assert Then Cautiously (Volume 20, Number 1, Winter 2018 Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Ethical issues in advising small business and their members (DuPage County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2018)
  • Risk Management for Plaintiff Attorneys (July 10, 2018, AAJ Annual Convention, Denver, CO)
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