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 on-line 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:

  • Do You Make These 7 Pleading Mistakes in Breach of Contract Litigation?
  • How to Keep Secrets: The Attorney-Client Privilege (speech given and pamphlet distributed at the April, 1999 and an updated presentation at the April, 2000 Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual convention)
  • When is an Expert Not an Expert? (speech given and pamphlet distributed at the April, 2000 Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual convention)
  • How to Avoid the Legal Pitfalls of E-Commerce (speech given on May 2, 2001 at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual convention)

Jefferey Ogden Katz Speeches and Publications:

  • Seven Tips for Client Communications, AAJ Trial Magazine (July 2017)
  • Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee:  Avoiding the Dreaded Legal Malpractice Claim (Chicago, May 2017).
  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Illinois Professional Responsibility MCLE Marathon 2017 (Chicago, April 2017).
  • National Academy of Continuing Legal Education:  Ethics 2017 (6.0 credit hours of ethics presentation) (Chicago, February 2017).
  • American Association for Justice Winter Seminar:  Avoiding a Legal Malpractice Claim (Austin, Texas, February 2017).
  • Demystifying the Law School Application Process, UIC Pre-Law Society (Chicago, September 2016)
  • Malpractice Risk Seminar:  Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Win My Cases (Chicago, January 2016)
  • Avoiding Malpractice:  10 Tips for Supervisory Attorneys, AAJ Trial Magazine (October 2015)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association 2015 Ethics Conference Panelist (Chicago, May 2015)
  • Professional Liability Dispute Resolution, NBI Seminars (December 2014)
  • No Good Mental Note:  Keys to Progressing, AAJ Trial Lawyer Magazine (Summer Edition)
  • Attorneys, The Internet, & Hate Speech: An Argument for an Amended Model Rule 8.4, Seattle Journal for Social Justice (Summer 2014 issue)
  • Avoidance of the Dreaded Legal Malpractice Claim, American Association for Justice Annual Convention (Washington, D.C., July 2014)
  • Streamlining Client Representation:  Leveraging new business structures, Law Bulletin Seminars (Chicago, June 2014)
  • Contributing Editor, Inside Counsel Magazine (2014)
  • So You Want to File a Legal Malpractice Case? American Association for Justice Annual Convention (Chicago, June 2012)
  • View from the Plaintiff’s Bar:  Adapting Your Claims and Litigation Strategies to New and Innovative Theories Being Brought by Your Adversaries, ACI/LPL Legal Malpractice Conference (New York, May 2012)
  • A Practical Due Diligence Checklist on Preventing the Most Common Attorneys Errors in Civil Litigation, ACI/LPL Legal Malpractice Conference (New York, May 2012)
  • Ethical Considerations Related to Modern Technology, Chicago Bar Association YLS Professional Responsibility Committee (Chicago, September 2010)
  • “Rules 1.3 and 1.4 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct,” Half Moon Seminar (Chicago, October, 2006)
  • Moderator:  Chicago Bar Association Seminars on Rules of Professional Conduct (December, 2009, June, 2010, December 2010, June 2011, December 2011, and June 2012)
  • Moderator:  Chicago Bar Association Seminar-State of the Profession (December 2012)