BiographyPatrick practices in the area of commercial litigation and business disputes, focusing his practice on resolving and, when necessary, litigating his client’s business disputes through trial.
During the course of his practice, Patrick has represented publicly and privately held companies, as well as those companies’ officers, directors, shareholders and members, in business disputes throughout the United States.
Patrick's experience includes the mediation and trial of civil matters in court, arbitrations and various dispute resolution forums. By way of example, he has successfully prosecuted and defended, at trial and in arbitration, cases involving fraud, contract disputes, shareholder and partner disputes, real estate matters, trade secret violations and non-compete/non-solicit provisions.
Patrick has also investigated and prosecuted multiple temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions on behalf of business clients, freezing and securing millions of dollars in accounts and assets. Patrick centers his practice on creative litigation strategies geared to position his clients so they can successfully and efficiently resolve their business disputes in the least disruptive way possible. When those disputes cannot be resolved short of final judgment, Patrick's litigation experience serves his clients well.
Chicago, January 16, 2019
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2019
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommend by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.
Chicago, November 10, 2017
Lateral Partner, Lateral Associate Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Patrick G. Cooke joins the Chicago office, while Jordan C. Olejniczak joins the Lisle office.