Jeffrey Patton

Of Counsel
(312) 762-9470

Jeffrey Patton

Jeff Patton is experienced handling complex disputes involving commercial contracts, fraud, accounting malpractice, real estate, non-compete obligations, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition, defamation, and insurance coverage.  He also serves as General Counsel of a privately held media distributor.

He has received the AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for attorneys.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1994
  • University of Sheffield (England), M. Phil., with distinction, 1991
  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), B. Phil., summa cum laude, 1988

Community Involvement, Professional Activities, and Awards

  • Visiting Lecturer, Peking University Law School, Beijing, China, 2001
  • Miami Univ., College of Arts & Science, Alumni Advisory Board
  • Oz Park Baseball Association, Board of Directors
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2012 - 2015)
  • Rotary International Foundation Scholar
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers, (2012 - 2015)

Representative Cases

  • Successfully defended accounting firm in audit malpractice case involving alleged “total loss” of plaintiff’s $200 million banking business.
  • Won complete dismissal with prejudice of suit for alleged fraud, conversion, breach of contract, and UCC violations, summarily disposing of claims that Fortune 500 client engaged in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme against dozens of business partners.
  • Secured substantially all requested injunctive relief for large, privately held company in copyright, trademark, and unfair competition case challenging competitor’s business practices and major product line.
  • Successfully defended logistics provider in multi-jurisdictional dispute with trucking company involving allegations of fraud, racketeering, conspiracy, defamation, and other business torts.
  • Won judgment for specific performance of real estate contract in favor of international non-profit organization, resulting in the transfer and permanent preservation of ecologically important tall-grass prairie.
Jeffrey Patton
Jeffrey Patton
Of Counsel
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