Jack A. Battaglia is an associate attorney at the Patterson Law Firm. Mr. Battaglia represents clients in state and federal court in connection with an array of legal matters including business disputes, breach of contract disputes, legal malpractice, appellate, and other litigation matters. Mr. Battaglia has significant experience in nearly all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-suit settlement through trial and appeal, including all aspects of discovery.
Mr. Battaglia joined the Patterson Law Firm in October 2019 with a wide variety of experience in the legal field. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Mr. Battaglia worked for several years as an associate at a Chicago law firm where his practice was comprised of professional negligence defense at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Battaglia also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Mary L. Mikva and the late Honorable Laura C. Liu of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and the Honorable Rodolfo Garcia of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Mr. Battaglia began his legal career working for the City of Chicago Department of Law where he defended city employees in civil rights actions.
Mr. Battaglia graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2014. In law school, Mr. Battaglia was a managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law and he provided pro bono legal services through the Human Trafficking Clinic and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project. Mr. Battaglia spent his summers during law school externing for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and representing stateless clients for the non-governmental organization Lawyers for Human Rights in Pretoria, South Africa. Before law school, Mr. Battaglia went to Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and an honors certificate in liberal arts and management.
Mr. Battaglia lives in Chicago with his fiancée, two chihuahuas, and one very persuasive stray cat.