Patrick Serowka

WC Trial Attorney

Patrick Serowka is recognized as an aggressive advocate for injured workers in Illinois. He has achieved notable victories at the Arbitration, Commission, Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts securing over $45 million on behalf of his clients.

Experience

Patrick has litigated hundreds of cases before the Commission involving a wide variety of medical conditions and trades. Further, he has a sub-specialty in litigating Occupational Disease cases involving Cancer, infectious disease, pulmonary and cardiac conditions.

Background

Patrick grew up in a union household where the concerns of working people and the values of fairness and hard work were discussed around the dinner table. Patrick’s devotion to representing working people was inspired by his father (a union maintenance engineer/union official) and a mother who dedicated her life to helping others as a nurse. Patrick’s first job was as a short order cook at the age of 13. Thereafter, he worked in a variety of service and labor jobs which financed his college education. Prior to entering law school, he worked in business, insurance and finance.

Education
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2006
  • DePaul University, B.S., 1997
Bar / Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association

Patrick focuses on proactively analyzing the legal and medical issues of each case to maximize value and prevent issues from becoming problems. He believes in responsive client communication to empower clients to make informed decisions. This approach maximizes recovery and minimizes the time to resolution.

Clients have commented that Patrick quickly resolves issues regarding lost earnings and always keeps clients informed of the “next step” in their case to lessen anxiety about the process. Patrick also has the trial experience and work ethic that separate him from the competition.

When not serving his clients, Patrick enjoys spending time with friends and family.