Kristi L. Browne

Kristi Browne
Kristi Browne spent most of her career as a plaintiffs’ class action attorney representing individuals in consumer fraud, securities, mortgage fraud, antitrust, ERISA and employment cases. She also represented businesses in breach of contract cases, control disputes and trademark infringement actions. Class action work has provided her with the opportunity to hone her skills at complex litigation–everything from how orange juice is made to the intricacies of the mortgage backed securities market. Ms. Browne also practices in the area of education advocacy, representing parents like herself who have children with special needs to obtain services from their school districts. Ms. Browne joined the Patterson law Firm, LLC in September 2005. She argued in front of the Illinois and Wisconsin appellate courts as well as the federal courts of appeals for the Seventh and Fifth Circuits and has prepared appeals in the Eleventh Circuit. She has served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. She has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer for 2016 in commercial litigation and one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyer’s by Crain’s Chicago Business for 2018.

EDUCATION

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1987
Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, University of South Dakota, 1984

JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court of the Northern District of Indiana
United States Court of the Central District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar

PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Lesbian Gay Bar Association of Chicago

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking, Loan Agreements and Guaranty Contracts

Class Actions: Benefitting Businesses And Consumers

Corporate, Partnership And LLC Transactions

Defamation or Product Disparagement

Emergency Business Litigation

Employment, Commission And Brokerage Claims

Unfair Competition

Participated case