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Patrick J. Blum

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  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Practice Areas
  • Additional Notable Work

As a trial attorney, Patrick considers it a privilege to represent individuals whose lives have been affected by the carelessness and negligence of others. Patrick understands that the time following a personal injury can be a very difficult time for people, not only because of the physical, psychological or emotional injuries they suffered but also due to the unfamiliarity with the legal process. Patrick will take whatever time is needed to explain the legal process and put his clients at ease. He understands that earning his clients’ trust and keeping that trust is an important responsibility.

A tenacious, resourceful and respected trial attorney, Patrick brings a strong track record of success and has litigated federal and state personal injury and wrongful death claims relating to automobile and tractor-trailer crashes, police brutality, product liability, medical and dental malpractice, nursing home litigation, premises liability, violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act and violations of Section 1983 of the United States Code.

Patrick is equally at home in the courtroom or negotiating table, having achieved six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients during his career. His work on behalf of victims has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers, which named him a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer and a top 100 Trial Lawyer. Leading Lawyers has recognized his work by designating him as an Emerging Lawyer from 2015-2019. Only 2% of lawyers under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years earn this distinction. Since 2020, he has been recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in his field. 

Patrick graduated from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, and was admitted to the California Bar in 2003. He practiced personal injury and class-action law in California for seven years before moving to Chicago, where he has worked for nationally recognized firms before joining Anesi’s team in 2019.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2011
  • Illinois, 2009
  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2017

Honors

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2009 to Present
Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • Bachelors of Science: Dean's List Purdue University - University West Lafayette, IN 1998
  • Juris Doctorate: Moot Court Honors Program Southwestern University School of Law - Graduate School Los Angeles, CA 2003
  • Notable Cases

    • $3,700,000: Wrongful Death – Apartment fire kills woman in an elevator.
    • $3,000,000: Automobile versus Biker- Drunk driver crushes man on a bicycle.
    • $2,450,000: Wrongful Death – Security shoots and kills a man leaving an apartment complex.
    • $2,000,000: Wrongful Death – Man struck by vehicle during a high-speed police pursuit.
    • $1,500,000: Automobile versus Semi-Truck – Semi pulls out of a driveway in front of motorist.
    • $1,125,000: Premises Liability: Resident struck by a loose section of building’s roofing shingles.
    • $1,100,000: Wrongful Death – Man died after arrest and taken into police custody.
    • $890,000: Workplace Injury-Man struck by metal pipe and develops neuralgia.
    • $600,000: Automobile versus Pedestrian – Police vehicle strikes man walking on the sidewalk.
    • $164,638: Workplace Injury – Man struck on the head from cargo falling from a semi-trailer.
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    “They did a great job with helping me with my workmans’ comp case. I would recommend this law firm to anyone that’s in need of a lawyer.”

    - Jeremy M.

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