Chicago, IL, January 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Patterson Law Firm announced today that Jefferey Ogden Katz was elected as an interest holder (partner) in the firm. “Jeff is totally client focused; works 24/7; very knowledgeable in the legal malpractice field; aggressive in representing his clients; creative in his approach to problem solving; and an enthusiastic team player,” said Tom Patterson. “I am really glad to have him on board.”
Joining The Patterson Law Firm, LLC, in September 2012, he has proved himself to be a leading litigation attorney, handling legal malpractice cases in Illinois, Texas, Nevada, and Kentucky for individuals, private and public corporations, and law firms.
Mr. Katz has resolved a legal malpractice matter in excess of $10,000,000 involving complex intellectual property matters and obtained a judgment of $2,550,377 for a professional athlete in an action involving a failed purchase of a professional sports franchise. He successfully defended an NBA player in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals from a claim of more than $1,200,000 brought by that player's former agent for breach of the player-agent agreement.
Mr. Katz served as the Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section of the Professional Responsibility Committee from 2009-2012. The American Association for Justice Professional Liability Litigation Committee was founded by Mr. Katz and he is currently its chair. He is a frequent speaker on professional liability issues and has presented to the Chicago Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association) and American Conference Institute on professional liability issues. ESPN and in Sports Illustrated have frequently quoted him on issues relating to professional liability.
The Patterson Law Firm, LLC, prepares and tries business lawsuits, such as shareholder and partner disputes, breach of contract, construction, insurance coverage, legal malpractice, professional liability, and business to business fraud, often on an emergency basis. “Legal malpractice cases are the most difficult cases to win because the defendants are lawyers who know the system and how to defend themselves, and Jeff’s abilities in this area are a perfect complement to our historic competence in emergency commercial litigation,” concluded Patterson.
The Patterson Law Firm’s mission is to provide effective, efficient and ethical representation for clients to win business lawsuits.