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Patrick L. Edgerton

Patrick L. Edgerton, Partner, received his undergraduate degree in Business Management in 1992 from Northern Illinois University. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Northern Illinois University College of Law where he served as Managing Editor of Law Review and was published in its law review journal. In addition to his extensive trial experience, he serves as an Arbitator for DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties and at one point was the youngest chair qualified Arbitrator in his youth. Likewise, he has lectured extensively in the commercial collections and commercial litigation fields, including but not limited to Small Claims Court, Arbitration Court, Post Judgment Collections, Home Repair and Remodeling Act, Moorman Doctrine, Certificate of Release Act, and the Mechanic's Lien Act. Patrick is a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association. With the DCBA, Mr. Edgerton has served as a Member of its Board of Directors, Chaired the Membership Committee (which at the time was combined with the New Lawyer's Committee), co-authored an article for its journal, and has been a long time participator in Judge's Night.

Current Employment Position(s):

Partner, Edgerton & Edgerton, Attorneys at Law

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1996
U.S. District Court, 1996


Northern Illinois University, College of Law, Juris Doctorate
Magna cum laude, Managing Editor of Law Review, 5th in Class

Northern Illinois University, College of Business, Bachelor of Science, Business Management
Cum laude

Elgin Community College, Associate of Science
High Honors

Honors and Awards:

Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America, 2020

2020 Pro Bono Service Award from the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

American Institute of Trial Lawyers, "Litigator of the Year 2020 for Civil Litigation"

Lawyers of Distinction, Top Rated Lawyers in Illinois for Civil Litigation, 2020

Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in Civil Litigation, 2019

Representative Cases:

Lazar Brothers Trucking, Inc. v. A & B Excavating, Inc., 365 Ill. App. 3d 559, 850 N.E.2d 215, 302 Ill. Dec. 778 (1st Dist. 2006).

Weydert Homes, Inc. v. Kammes, 395 Ill. App. 3d 512, 917 N.E.2d 64, 334 Ill. Dec. 467 (2d Dist. 2009).

Domingo v. Guarino, App. 3d 690, 932 N.E.2d 50, 342, Ill. Dec. 159 (2d Dist. 2010).

Published Works:

Schiro v. Farley: If at First You Don't Succeed, Trial and Trial Again: The Demise of Double Jeopard Clause Within the Context of Capital Punishment, 16 N. ILL. U. L. REV. 175 (Fall, 1995)

!!!!! Warning !!!!! - The "Get Out of Jail Free" Card No Longer Applies to Attorneys Who Are Attempting to Collect Consumer Debts, DCBA, Vol. 9, Issue 5 (January 1997)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

DuPage County Bar Association

  • Speaker (November 30, 2007; February 5, 2010; November 12, 2010; November 18, 2011; March 10, 2016), "Small Claims Court, Arbitation Court and Post Judgement Collections" (Basic Skills & Paralegal Section)
  • Speaker (November 15, 2011), "508(c) Attorneys Fees Collection from Own Client/Matrimonial Fee Arbitration Program" (Family Law Committee)
  • Speaker (April 8, 2010; October 12, 2016; October 4, 2017; November 8, 2018), "Nuts and Bolts of Mechanic Liens for Private Job(s)" (Real Estate Law Section)
  • Speaker (March 18, 2010), "Small Claims Court, Arbitation Court and Post Judgement Collections" (Civil Law & Practice Committee)
  • Speaker (January 30, 2010) "Home Repair & Remodeling Act" (Real Estate Law Committee at Mega Meeting)
  • Speaker (May 17, 2007), "Now that you have a judgment, how do you collect on it?" (Civil Law & Practice Committee)
  • Speaker (September 21, 2017), Arbitrator Training Seminar
  • Regular participant as mentor in the Mentor/Mentee program

Dupage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Speaker (November 7, 2013), "Collecting Fees: What is Legit & What is Not!"

Chicago Bar Association

  • Speaker (May 24, 2011), "The Case of a Home Equity Line of Credit" relating to the Mortgage Certificate of Release Act, 765, ILCS 985/1, et seq. and Moorman Doctrine (Young Lawyers Real Estate Law Committee)

DuPage County American Inns of Court

  • Moderator and Speaker (December 1, 2010), "Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)"
  • Speaker (February 2010), "The Rules of Evidence in Jurisprudence and History of Hearsay Rule" (Leading Questions)
  • Moderator and Speaker (January 23, 2013) "Does the First Amendment Prevent Illinois Prosecutors from Enforcing the Eavesdropping Statute Against People Who Openly Audio Record Police Officers Performing Their Oficial Duties in Public?"

Professional Associations and Memberships:

DuPage County Bar Association
Member, Current Director (2012 - Present), Former Director (2001 - 2004), Former Membership Committee Chair (at the time combined with New Lawyer's Committee, 1998 - 1999)

Kane County Bar Association
Member (1996 - Present)

Illinois State Bar Association
Member (1996 - Present)

DuPage County American Inns of Court (Now the Robert E. Jones American Inns of Court)
Team Captain (2009 - 2013)
Membership Chair (2013 - 2014)

Kane County Mounted Rangers
Mounted Ranger, Former Director, Former Vice President (1991 - Present)

Past Employment Positions:

Zurich Kemper Investments, Inc. (Successor to Kemper Corporation)
In-House Law Clerk (1994 - 1996)

Nothern Illinois University College of Business
Graduate Assistant (1994 - 1996)

Northern Illinois University College of Law
Managing Editor of Law Review (1995 - 1996)

Kane County State's Attorneys Office
711 Intern (1996)

Farrell, Edgerton & Hatfield
Law Clerk (1993 - 1996)
Associate Attorney (1996 - 1998)

Winston & Strawn
Real Estate & Bankruptcy Legal Assistant (1992 - 1993)

Circuit Clerk and County Clerk of Kane County
Deputy Clerk (1987 - 1992)

Pro Bono Activities:

2020 Pro Bono Service Award from the 18th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

Lawyer in the Lobby, Kane County Courthouse (2011 - Present)

Kane County Mounted Ranger, Former Director and Vice President (1991 - Present)

Regular Participator of DuPage County Bar Association Judge's Night

Ask a Lawyer, DuPage County Courthouse (2018-Present)

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