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Attorney Profile: Patrick Giese

Patrick Giese

Patrick provides a breadth of experience in many practice areas, including complex premises liability, automobile collisions, medical negligence, nursing home negligence, product liability, and appeals.

In 2016, Patrick was honored by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as a top 40 Under 40 attorney. This list recognizes young attorneys who have the intelligence, passion, success in the office, desire to help the community, and a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.

Patrick has been part of trial teams that have obtained more than $39 million in verdicts on behalf of clients. Notably, along with Tim Tomasik and Bob Clifford, Patrick obtained a $25.9 million verdict on behalf of a client severely brain-injured in a horrific taxicab crash. He also obtained a $2.5 million judgment on behalf of a woman who suffered bilateral femur fractures in a bus crash in Mexico.

Patrick obtained a $267,000 verdict for a client who suffered injuries from a fall down incident at a west side high school. Patrick assisted Tim Tomasik in obtaining a $4 million verdict on behalf of the family of a 28-day old infant who was improperly diagnosed and discharged after exhibiting symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus, leading to his death.

Patrick also assisted Tim Tomasik and Dan Kotin obtain a $1.357 million verdict against a doctor and his group after the doctor botched a circumcision on a one-day-old baby. Patrick was part of a trial team that obtained a $7.5 million verdict after a city worker was struck and killed by a dump truck. Patrick has also been intimately involved in obtaining numerous multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of clients.

Patrick has also handled numerous appeals and successfully argued to affirm a 2016 jury verdict before the First District Appellate Court.

Patrick has presented to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on the topic of pre-suit investigation. Patrick has also prepared numerous presentations on complex legal issues to various audiences, including "Anatomy of an Anesthesia Malpractice Case" to the Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference, "Focus Groups and Mock Juries," “The Use and Misuse of Special Interrogatories,” and “Proving Agency in Transportation Cases,” to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and "Deposing Experts: What's New from the Plaintiff's Perspective" to the American Bar Association Litigation Section.

Patrick was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, a distinction that is limited to fewer than 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois. He was also selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as an Emerging Lawyer for 2015, 2016, and 2017, an award honoring the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years.

Away from the office, Patrick sits on the auxiliary board of Lawyers-Lend-A-Hand to youth, a program that channels resources to mentoring programs to disadvantaged Chicago kids. He is also actively involved with the Chicago Bar Association and is a member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee. Patrick has served as the vice chair and chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Tort Litigation Committee.

Patrick received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 2008 and his J.D. from DePaul College of Law in 2011.

Patrick Giese
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman
161 North Clark Street, Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601
T: (312) 605-8800
F: (312) 605-8808
pat@tkklaw.com