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Patrick L. Edgerton, Esq.

Occupation: Attorney
Company: Edgerton & Edgerton, Attorneys at Law
Born: St. Charles, Illinois

Education:
JD, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude (1996)
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Northern Illinois University College of Business, Cum Laude (1992)
AS, Elgin Community College, with High Honors

Bar Admissions:
United States District Court (1996)

Career:
Attorney, Edgerton & Edgerton, Attorneys at Law, West Chicago, IL (1996-Present)
Associate Attorney, Farrell, Edgerton & Hatfield (Now Edgerton & Edgerton, Attorneys at Law) (1996-1998)
In-House Law Clerk, Zurich Kemper Investments, Inc. (1994-1996)
Graduate Assistant, Northern Illinois University College of Business (1994-1996)
711 Intern, Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, Kane County, IL (1996)
Law Clerk, Farrell, Edgerton & Hatfield (1993-1996)
Real Estate and Bankruptcy Legal Assistant, Winston & Strawn LLP (1992-1993)
Deputy Clerk, Circuit Clerk, County Clerk, Kane County, IL (1987-1992)

Civic:
Volunteer Lawyer, Legal Aid, DuPage County Courthouse (2018-Present); Lawyer, Free Legal Service, Kane County Courthouse (2011-Present); Arbitrator, DuPage County; Arbitrator, Kane County; Arbitrator, McHenry County

Creative Works:
Co-author, “!!!!! Warning !!!!! – The “Get Out of Jail Free” Card No Longer Applies to Attorneys Who Are Attempting to Collect Consumer Debts,”  Vol. 9, Issue 5, DuPage County Bar Association (1997); Managing Editor, Law Review, Northern Illinois University College of Law (1995-1996); Author, “Schiro v. Farley: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Trial and Trial Again: The Demise of Double Jeopardy Clause Within the Context of Capital Punishment,” Northern Illinois University (1995)

Achievements:
Attained the distinction of becoming the youngest chair-qualified arbitrator during his earlier years; Delivered comprehensive lectures within the domains of commercial collections and commercial litigation; Handled over 12 jury trials, each yielding highly favorable outcomes for him; Has undertaken a substantial number of trials and arbitrations, totaling a minimum of 500 over the last 27 years; Established of a strong reputation for his adeptness in litigation; Graduated fifth in his class at Northern Illinois University College of Law

Awards:
Honoree, Attorney of the Year, Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois (2023); Three-Time Inductee, Who’s Who Top Attorneys of North America (2021-2023); Recipient, Pro Bono Service Award, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee (2020); Honoree, Litigator of the Year, Civil Litigation, AIOT (2020); Honoree, Top Rated Lawyers in Illinois, Civil Litigation, Lawyers of Distinction (2020); Honoree, Excellence in Civil Litigation, Lawyers of Distinction (2019)

Memberships:
Member, DuPage County Bar Association (2012-Present); Member, Illinois State Bar Association (1996-Present); Member, Kane County Bar Association (1996-Present); Mounted Ranger, Kane County Mounted Rangers (1991-Present); Membership Chair, DuPage County American Inns of Court (Now the Robert E. Jones American Inns of Court) (2013-2014); Team Captain, DuPage County American Inns of Court (2009-2013); Member, Board of Directors, DuPage County Bar Association (2001-2004); Membership Chair (at the time combined with the New Lawyer’s Committee), DuPage County Bar Association (1998-1999); Longtime Participant, Judge’s Night, DuPage County Bar Association; Former Director, Kane County Mounted Rangers; Former Vice President, Kane County Mounted Rangers; Director, DuPage County Bar Association

Family:
Son of Michael P. Edgerton
Married: Jennifer
Children: Jesse; Christian

Hobbies:
Riding horses and motorcycles

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