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Patrick S. Wall

Patrick S. Wall

Senior Counsel

Patrick Wall is a Senior Counsel at Airdo Werwas. Patrick concentrates his practice in corporate transactions and healthcare litigation, as well as providing counsel and advice to all types of clients regarding a broad spectrum of legal matters before, during, and after litigation.

In addition to his legal experience, Patrick has significant business and leadership experience. That background allows him to counsel a client with their business priorities in mind and negotiate resolutions as their specific needs require. Patrick has taken over twenty-five cases to verdict, including wrongful death, and punitive damage claims. Patrick has represented business clients in state and federal courts, and state and federal agencies in a wide range of civil matters including claims under both state and federal law. Patrick has defended and prosecuted Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions at both state and federal levels, involving not only commercial contracts, but theft of trade secrets, and protection of confidential proprietary business information. Patrick has experience with the needs of the start-up community, and how to structure their business visions and goals into the proper corporate structure.

Patrick’s clients have been affirmed by both the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the First and Third District Illinois Appellate Court. Patrick has extensive experience with Illinois State Courts, as well as the Northern and Central Illinois Federal District Courts, Southern District of Indiana, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

During his career, Patrick has consistently obtained favorable results for his clients, through the use of all types of motion practice, ADR, and if necessary, Trial.

Before joining Airdo Werwas, Patrick practiced a variety of areas of law, including medical malpractice defense, civil rights defense, municipal and corporate advice, litigation, personal injury defense, and several others.

EDUCATION

  • Western Michigan University School of Law, J.D., 2006, Cum Laude
  • Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, B.S Political Science, 1998

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Illinois, 2006
  • Michigan, 2006
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2012
  • United States District Court for the South District of Indiana, 2022
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2015
  • Certified Workplace Transparency Act Harassment Compliance Trainer, and facilitator
  • Certified Illinois Administrative Hearing Judge

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • CLE Presenter, Chicago, and McHenry, DuPage, and Cook County, 2015-Present.

REPORTED DECISIONS

  • Linear v. Village of University Park, affirmed on appeal; 887 G. 3d 842 (7th Cir. 2018); Ijbara v. Village of Oaklawn, affirmed on appeal, 860 F. 3d 489 (7th Cir 2015); Bradley v. Village of University Park, 929 F. 3d 875 (7th Cir. 2019); People of the State of Illinois et al v. AAMBG Reinsurance, INC., a Vermont Corporation, affirmed on appeal, 260 F. Supp 3d 972 (7th Cir. 2013); Williams v. Dart/Cook County, affirmed on appeal by Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal.
  • Biometric Information Privacy Act: Lead author of Motion to Dismiss in Cameron v. Polar Tech, cited in Heard v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 524 F. Supp. 3d 831, 841 (N.D. Ill. 2021); Vega v. Mid-America Taping, (DuPage County; won 735 ILCS 5/2-619(a)(9) Motion to dismiss with prejudice in part; Biometric Privacy Claims section 15(a), (d)(e) claims; February 2021).

PUBLICATIONS

  • Various Civil Law Manual(s), 2006-2012; “Chicago Transit Authority gets to stop where it wants, a review of common carrier duty during Chicago winters”; Several Federal Litigation Update(s); “Seventh Circuit finds Whistleblower’s First Amendment Claim has Potential Merit”; Various articles on the Illinois Tort Immunity Act; “Retaining Control May Not Retain Liability,”; “BYOB Brings Liability”.

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