BiographyPatrick J. Molinari is a litigation associate at the firm’s Chicago office. He defends high-stakes product liability, toxic tort, and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal courts across the Midwest. Patrick has deep experience handling cases through all stages of the litigation process, including pre-suit investigation, formulating defense strategies, taking and defending depositions, drafting pleadings, arguing motions and obtaining favorable resolutions.
Prior to joining the firm, Patrick has represented a wide array of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. This work includes litigating a large caseload of mass tort claims involving catastrophic injury for a major steel corporation and furnace manufacturers in various Illinois venues. In law school, he was an active participant in moot court and mock trial tournaments. He was a finalist in the John Marshall Law School (now University of Illinois Chicago School of Law)’s 1L mock trial tournament and was awarded “Best Brief” in the Herzog Moot Court Competition out of 200 competitors.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Body Cameras: A New Era in Policing, The Journal of DuPage County Bar Association, Volume 30, Issue 9 (May 2018)
Chicago, August 10, 2021
Five Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
They will all practice in the firm's Chicago office.