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Patricia C. Bobb

Patricia C. Bobb & Associates, P.C.

Chicago, IL, USA


Patricia C. Bobb is principal of the law firm of Patricia C. Bobb & Associates and Of Counsel to Mossing & Navarre, LLC.  As a civil trial lawyer, Patti specializes in plaintiffs' personal injury law with an emphasis in medical malpractice litigation. She also represents individuals in general civil litigation. She has tried and settled hundreds of cases. She has extensive experience in consulting, teaching jury selection and case analysis and has run many jury focus groups. She has also conducted numerous mediations in medical malpractice cases and other types major civil litigation.

Before starting her own practice, Patti was a partner of the firm Bobb, Kane, Obbish and Propes and an associate at the Law Offices of Philip H. Corboy & Associates.  Prior to working in the private sector, Patti served as an Assistant States Attorney for Cook County in the Felony Trial Division after receiving her law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Patti has also been actively involved in many professional organizations including serving as President of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.  She was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as a Regent for Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana on ACTL's Board of Regents. She was elected as a Fellow of International Society of Barristers and the International Society of Barristers. She is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and has served on ITLA's Board of Managers. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Litigation Section, and has served on a number of ABA committees.

Patti was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Rules Committee and also served as the Chair of that committee for a number of years.  The Illinois Supreme Court also appointed her Commissioner of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. 

Patti is involved in the training of other lawyers as a member of the Board of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy having previously served as its Chairman.  She is a former Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy for Northwestern University Law School, and has taught, spoken and written for various bar associations and advocacy programs for over 35 years including the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the American Bar Association, the American Justice Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and many other state and national organizations.

She also has served as an appointed member of the Chicago Police Board and as Chair of The Chicago Network. In 2004, Patti was selected by the Sun Times as one of the 100 most influential women in Chicago and one of ten of Chicago's most influential women attorneys.

In every year since 2007, Patti has been selected in a survey of her lawyer peers in Illinois, through the Leading Lawyers Network, as the #1 Leading Woman Lawyer in Illinois.

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