John W. Patton, Jr. (Chicago, Illinois)

John W. Patton, Jr.

Licensed for 33 years

Practice Area: Tort Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Law 7 more areas of practice + 7 more

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John W. Patton, Jr.

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Chicago, IL view address

Partner at firm Patton & Ryan LLC

Serving Chicago, IL view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

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About John W. Patton, Jr.

AUTHOR: "Tort Reform Issues and Trends," 1990; "Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case," 1992; "Preparing and Handling Toxic Tort Cases," 1993; "Handling Slip and Fall Cases," 1993; "Defending the Employer in Construction Cases," 1993, 1994; "Successful Preparation and Handling of Discovery Objections and Trial Motions," 1995; "Defense of the Catastrophic Loss Trucking Case," 1997; "Insurance Coverage Issues/Trucking Policies," 1997; "Placard/Logo Liability and Punitive Damage Liability of Motor Carriers," 1998; "Negligent Hiring and Negligent Entrustment as Causes of Action Against the Motor Carrier," 1998; "The Defense of the Employer Post-Kotecki, Braye, Briseno, and Lannom," 1999; "That Dele...

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AUTHOR: "Tort Reform Issues and Trends," 1990; "Preparation and Trial of the Automobile Collision Case," 1992; "Preparing and Handling Toxic Tort Cases," 1993; "Handling Slip and Fall Cases," 1993; "Defending the Employer in Construction Cases," 1993, 1994; "Successful Preparation and Handling of Discovery Objections and Trial Motions," 1995; "Defense of the Catastrophic Loss Trucking Case," 1997; "Insurance Coverage Issues/Trucking Policies," 1997; "Placard/Logo Liability and Punitive Damage Liability of Motor Carriers," 1998; "Negligent Hiring and Negligent Entrustment as Causes of Action Against the Motor Carrier," 1998; "The Defense of the Employer Post-Kotecki, Braye, Briseno, and Lannom," 1999; "That Delete Key May Bite You: Spoliation Claims Against Trucking Companies for Destruction of Electronic Data," 1999; "Defending Employers In Third Party Liability Litigation," 2002; "Defending the Nuisance Value/Soft Tissue Claim," 2002; "Negligent Hiring and Negligent Entrustment," 2002; "Catastrophic Loss Cases," 2002.

SPEAKER: Casualty Adjusters Association: Illinois Tort Reform Present and Future, 1996; Insurance and Transportation Industry Seminars on the investigation, defense and trial of catastrophic loss claims, cargo claims, insurance coverage, and compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; The Investigation and Defense of Trucking Cases for the International Air Cargo Association of Chicago, 2002; Rusin Patton Maciorowski & Friedman's Successful Defense of Transportation and Tort Claims Seminar. Speaker: Motor Transport Underwiters Seminar, 2005; Casualty Adjusters Association of Chicago 2005 Spring Seminar: Apportionment of Fault; Chicago Bar Association Seminars on general tort topics including auto/trucking, products liability, premises liability, trial strategies, professional liability, and construction: 1992-; Casualty Adjusters Association: Illinois Tort Reform Present and Future, 1996 Insurance and Transportation Industry seminars on investigation, defense, and trial catastrophic loss claims, cargo claims, insurance coverage, and compliance with Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations; The Investigation and Defense of Trucking Cases for International Air Cargo Association of Chicago, 2002; Client In-House Seminar on Successful Defense of Transportation and Tort Claims Seminar, 2002.

COMMUNITY: Village Trustee, Village of Glenview. Alternate Director, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County. Alternative Director, Board of Directors, Northwest Municipal Conference of Mayors.

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Areas of Law

  • Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Trucking Liability
  • Transportation Liability
  • Medical Malpractice Defense

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1983, Illinois
      1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
      1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
      1999, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
      2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
      2001, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
      2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
      2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
      2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
      U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
      U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      DePaul College of Law
      Class of 1983
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Miami University
      Class of 1980
      B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1958
      Evanston, Illinois, July 26, 1958
      Associations & Memberships
      American (Vice-Chair, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee), Chicago (Mediator), and Illinois State Bar Associations
      American Trucking Association
      America Trial Association Litigation Center
      Chicago Casualty Adjuster Association
      Defense Research Institute
      Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
      Illinois Transportation Association
      National Council of Self-Insurers
      Professional Liability Underwriting Society
      Trucking Industry Defense Association, Leading Lawyers Network (Top Lawyer 2005).
      Representative Cases
      Groth v. Levergood Compass Enterprise, Michigan, 98CV 120 (1999): Demand of $2,000,000/Verdict of $362,500
      Hayes v. Warren Transport, Inc., Pennsylvannia, 1442 (2000): Demand of $1,000,000/ Defendant found not guilty
      Clark v. Dept. of Transportation, Pennslyvannia, 10165-1995 (1999): Demand of $40,000,000/Confidential verdict (minimal amt.)
      Burke v. Kreger renting Co., Garcia, and Regional Freight Systems, New York, 97-44722 (2001): Demand of $6,800,000/Defendant found not guilty
      Jones v. McAllister and H&W Motor Express, Minnesota, P99-5100 (2000): Demand of $8,000,000/Defendant found not guilty
      Crooks v. Sammons Trucking, Inc., California, CVS97-1812 (1999): Demand of $6,090,090/Defendant found not guilty
      Hernandez v. F.H. Paschen, Inc., Illinois, 92 L 4845 (2000): Demand of $6,000,000/Defendant found not guilty
      Hernandez v. F.H. Paschen, Inc., Illinois, App. 01-1208 (2002): Appellate court affirmed trial court decision in favor of defendants.