Practice / Specifications:

Andrew C. Patton is a trial attorney who concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and tort defense, with an emphasis on construction litigation, including breach of contract, construction and design defect, delay/impact, and personal injury; insurance coverage; transportation litigation, including trucking and railroads; maritime litigation; business disputes; professional liability claims; and catastrophic injury defense. He practices in both state and federal courts throughout the United States, and has tried numerous cases to verdict.

Awards/Recognition:

  • Named Illinois Super Lawyer for 2021 and Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2016-2018

Education:

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Boston College, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois State Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Professional and Community Organizations:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Past Chair of the Auxiliary Board for Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Publications:

  • “Litigation Against Design Professionals: The Initial Steps of the Defense,” Chapter 4, Architect Engineer Liability, 5th ed. CCH/Wolters Kluwer (2020).
  • “Insurer Must Defend Subcontractor’s Defective Work”, News and Updates, CLM Magazine, September 2017.
  • “Beware the Broker; The Narrow Privileges and Protections Afforded to Communications Between Policyholders and Brokers”, Journal of American Law, Summer/Fall 2015 (Issue 2, Vol. 2).
  • “Damages in a Wrongful Death Case: A Defendant’s Perspective,” Chapter 12, Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases (IICLE, 2012-2021).

Appeals/Published Opinions:

  • Kvaerner North American Construction, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London Subscribing to Policy No. 509/DL486507, 2017 WL 2821691 (N.D. W. Va. June 28, 2017)
  • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK) Ltd., 2016 WL 6804894 (D. Kan. Nov. 17, 2016)
  • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK) Ltd., 2015 WL 4478435 (D. Kan. July 22, 2015)
  • Cent. Contr., Inc. v. Kenny Constr. Co., 2015 WL 832267 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 25, 2015)
  • Lindsey v. Cent. Blacktop Co., 2015 IL App (1st) 141515-U (2015)
  • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK), 2014 WL 1328381 (D. Kan. Apr. 2, 2014)
  • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK), 29 F.R.D. 611 (D. Kan. 2014)
  • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK), 2014 WL 806122 (D. Kan. Feb. 28, 2014)
  • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Aspen Ins. (UK), 2014 WL 806071 (D. Kan. Feb. 28, 2014)
  • Central Contr., Inc. v. Kenny Constr. Co., 2012 WL 832842 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 12, 2012)