Attorney Patrick R. MoranPhone: (312) 494-1000
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Pat Moran represents insurers, business entities and individuals as well as elected officials and government bodies and their employees in complex civil litigation matters.  He has significant experience with claims involving civil rights violations, employment disputes, professional negligence and general tort liability, and he regularly defends public entities in police misconduct claims and employment discrimination claims.  Mr. Moran also represents a variety of companies and individuals involved in business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, restrictive covenant disputes and defamation.  He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts and before various arbitration panels, and is a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Before joining Rock Fusco & Connelly LLC, Mr. Moran was a partner with a well-known Chicago law firm, where he helped lead the firm’s civil rights/municipal liability practice and handled employment discrimination claims, professional negligence claims against healthcare providers, general tort matters and business disputes.

Outside of work, Mr. Moran serves as a Board Member and Secretary for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County, which provides trained volunteers to advocate in court for abused and neglected children so they have a chance at living in safe, permanent homes.  He also serves as a hearing officer on the Chicago Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.


Areas of Practice
Business/Commercial Litigation
Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Litigation
General Tort Liability
Municipal Liability
Professional Negligence
Products Liability

Illinois Supreme Court, 2000
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2000
Juris Doctor

University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995
Bachelor of Arts 

Legal Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Defense Research Institute 

Civic Involvement
Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County
2013 to present 

“Avoiding Section 1983 Liability in Employment Claims”
Illinois Municipal League’s Annual Meeting, 2013

“Avoiding Liability for First Amendment Retaliation”
Illinois Municipal League’s Annual Meeting, 2014