Joseph A. Panatera

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Joseph A. Panatera is an associate with Cassiday Schade LLP where he concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation. His practice includes the defense of professionals and institutional negligence where he represents physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes along with their staff. Mr. Panatera also represents clients in the areas of transportation liability, premises liability, and products liability. He has participated in multiple trials in Illinois and Indiana and has participated in numerous arbitrations.

Mr. Panatera is involved in all aspects of the defense of his clients from initial pleadings through discovery to trial. Prior to joining Cassiday Schade LLP, he gained significant experience representing plaintiffs in matters alleging medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death and general negligence. This experience provides Mr. Panatera with a unique understanding of his opponents' thoughts, tactics, and strategies.

Mr. Panatera earned his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School and received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While in law school, Mr. Panatera clerked for the Illinois State's Attorney's office in the Felony Trial Division and was able to assist in the prosecution of criminal matters through the use of a Supreme Court Rule 711 License.

Mr. Panatera is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, State of Indiana, United States District Court Northern District of Illinois, and United States District Court Central District of Illinois.

Resource Updates and Publications

Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability: A State by State Summary July, 2009

Memberships and Affiliations
• Chicago Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association

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Areas of Law

  • Medical Liability
  • Transportation
  • Product Liability


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Admission Details

Admitted in 2006, Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Law School Attended

The John Marshall Law School
Class of 2006

University Attended

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Class of 2002

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Joseph A. Panatera
 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1000,
Chicago, IL 60606-2903


Cassiday Schade LLP (Chicago, Illinois)

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