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Patrick W. Chinnery concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation, creditor’s rights law, and employment law. Patrick’s commercial law practice primarily consists of the litigation of business-to-business contractual disputes, but also includes the negotiation of contracts, stock redemption agreements, and the sale and acquisition of small- to medium-sized businesses. Patrick also has extensive experience settling employer-employee disputes through mediation and arbitration proceedings. Additionally, he serves as national coordinating counsel, overseeing a network of attorneys litigating consumer law issues, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act matters, for several of RFC’s largest clients.
Prior to his active law practice, Patrick served as a full time instructor at Middle Tennessee State University, teaching classes in Judicial Process, Constitutional Law, U.S. Presidency, and Politics and Film.
Outside of the office, Patrick serves as an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and as a head coach of Loyola’s “Top Ten in the Nation” Corboy Mock Trial Program.
Areas of Practice
Creditor’s Rights/Defense (including FCRA, FDCPA and TCPA claims)
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern District Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
*Admitted pro hac vice as lead counsel in cases in U.S. District Courts in Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee
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
Named an “Emerging Lawyer in Illinois” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company in June 2017, a peer-nominated award limited to less than 2 percent of practicing attorneys under age 40 in Illinois
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association