Attorney Patrick Giese

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Patrick has been privileged to practice at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman since its doors opened in April 2013. In 2019, Patrick became the first attorney Tim Tomasik, Dan Kotin, Shawn Kasserman, and Bob Geimer elevated to partner.

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

Along with founding partner Shawn Kasserman, Patrick recently obtained an $831,679 verdict for a client who suffered a closed head injury in a car crash. Patrick also obtained a $267,000 verdict for a client who suffered injuries from a fall down incident at a west side high school.

Patrick has been part of trial teams that have obtained more than $40 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 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. Patrick has been on appellate teams that protected an apparent agency verdict against a cab company on behalf of a severely brain-injured client and reversed summary judgment in an apparent agency case against a hospital in a case involving a child severely harmed during birth. He successfully argued to affirm a 2016 jury verdict for a client who fell down stairs at a gymnasium that lacked proper safety precautions. Most recently, Patrick obtained a reversal of summary judgment in a case involving the wrongful termination of a whistleblower client who alleged corruption within the Chicago Public Schools system.

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 presented to the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on the topic of pre-suit investigation, and the Chicago Bar Association on the topic of rideshare and taxicab liability. 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 has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014 - 2022, 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, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, an award honoring the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years. Patrick was also recently selected to serve on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Advocates.

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 sits on the Executive Committee 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, LLC
161 North Clark Street, Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601
T: 312-605-8800
F: 312-605-8808
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