Patrick E. Dwyer II


Practice Areas: Pat is no longer actively practicing law. The firm is forever committed to carrying on his commitment to justice.

Admitted: 1967, Illinois and U.S. District Court–Northern District of Illinois
Law School: DePaul University, J.D., 1967
College: Loyola University, B.S., 1962

Bar Associations: Chicago Bar Association (ongoing) (Industrial Commission Committee, 1980-1986; Tort Litigation Committee, 1981-2002), Illinois State and American Bar Associations (ongoing); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Managers, 1985-2013; Chairman of Supreme Court Rules Committee 1998-2014); American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America); Workers Compensation Lawyers Association.

Biography: Patrick received the St. Ignatius College Prep Award for Excellence in the Practice of Law (2011); he also received the Bar Association’s President’s Award in 2004. Early in his career, he served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago (1967-1968). He also served as a Commissioner for the Village of Flossmoor Plan and Zone Commission (1978-1984). And he works as a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators (1991-present); and previously on the Mandatory Arbitration Panel, Circuit Court of Cook County (1991-2005).

Personal: Pat has always enjoyed being a family man, and while his children are now grown, is enjoying grandfatherhood. He is an avid golfer and was an active basketball player and softball player in his younger days. He has been an advocate for injured workers and citizens for his forty-year career. He and his wife now live in the South Loop.