Patrick W. Chinnery concentrates in the areas of creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, tort litigation, and employment law (including EEOC claims). He serves as national coordinating counsel, overseeing a network of attorneys litigating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Collection Practices Act matters, for one of RFC’s largest clients. Patrick’s commercial work includes negotiations and mediations in the context of stock redemption agreements, the sale and acquisition of small- to medium-sized businesses, and the litigation of business-to-business contractual disputes.
Patrick received his undergraduate degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and then his masters from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Prior to attending law school, he returned to MTSU and was a full time instructor for two years, teaching classes in Judicial Process, Constitutional Law, and Politics and Film. He earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and was selected by the school to receive its Student Advocate of the Year Award.
In addition to his current practice, Patrick serves as a coach of Loyola’s nationally-recognized mock trial team. He also serves as a mentor in the Chicago Bar Association’s Juvenile Justice Program, which pairs local attorneys with juvenile offenders in a mentor-mentee relationship.
Areas of Practice
Creditor’s Rights/Defense (including FDCPA and TCPA claims)
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District Illinois
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Ill., J.D
Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., M.A., Political Science
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn., B.S., Political Science
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association