Mr. Patrick M. Flaherty limits his practice to all phases of personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation cases, including medical malpractice, auto accidents/truck accidents, construction accidents, defective products, premises accidents, train accidents, nursing home injuries and sexual abuse.
His extensive experience in medical malpractice includes birth injuries, diagnosis errors, surgical errors and medication errors. He has been recognized by his peers as among the top five percent of all Illinois lawyers in personal injury, workers’ compensation and medical negligence litigation and has received the highest peer rating for skill and integrity. He has obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and is widely respected as a champion for the victims of negligence and wrongdoing.
He was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1978. He is also admitted to the Federal Trial Bar in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Flaherty was born in Aurora, Illinois on September 20, 1951. He is a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley. He has been married to his wife, Judy, for over 30 years, and they have four children, Benjamin, Mark, Katie and Daniel. One child has been disabled since birth, giving Mr. Flaherty a personal perspective on the struggles faced by families whose loved ones suffer disabilities. He put himself through college working at factories such as Caterpillar Tractor Company and National Metalwares, Inc.
He graduated from Marmion Military Academy in 1969. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University in 1975 and his law degree from Northern Illinois University in 1978.
He is a member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), the American Association of Justice (AAJ), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ILTLA) (former member, Board of Managers), the Kane County Bar Association (KCBA) (President 2007-2008) and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
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