John W. Patton, Jr.

Attorney in Chicago, IL
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

 

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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

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  • 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 Liti... More

    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.); Burk... More

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    John W. Patton, Jr.
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     330 North Wabash, Suite 3800,
    Chicago, IL 60611

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