David M. Pattee

David Pattee is a litigator who represents businesses and individuals in a variety of state and federal commercial disputes.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on products liability, trade secrets and business torts and other complex commercial disputes.

Commercial Litigation

I have represented clients from a diverse range of industries in a variety of commercial litigation matters, from breach of contract and business tort actions, to professional liability claims and intellectual property litigation. I have been involved in every phase of business litigation, including advising clients in the resolution of claims at the pre-litigation stage, drafting pleadings and motions, conducting and responding to complex discovery and preparing cases for trial.

Products Liability Defense

I work closely with clients to implement defense strategies and have favorably resolved a number of toxic tort actions in jurisdictions throughout the United States. I also defend products liability claims involving medical devices and other products on behalf of manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

What do you see on the horizon?

I expect the necessity of e-Discovery to pose increasingly complex challenges in all manners of litigation. Clients will need to remain informed on e-Discovery practices and technologies in order to manage costs and make the sometimes burdensome discovery process work in their favor.


David M. Pattee



Phone: 312-977-4453

Fax: 844-562-7995

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Notes Editor, University of Illinois Law Review; Editor and National Team Member, Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

CALI Excellence for the Future Award Recipient in Trial Advocacy

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