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Patrick J. Crimmins

Patrick J. Crimmins

Partner
Location:
Geneva, Illinois
Phone:
847-289-3361 (Elgin Office)
630-262-0475 (Geneva Office)
Fax:
847-695-3243
E-mail:

PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

I graduated from St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Illinois in 1979. I then attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, from which I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1983. Then I attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where I received my Juris Doctor degree in 1986.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE

Following graduation from law school, I worked as an associate at the law firm of Clancy & McGuirk, P.C., in St. Charles, Illinois. While there, I worked on several complex wrongful death cases, including an explosion at the Union Oil refinery in Lemont, Illinois, where several people were killed. I worked on personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, product and premises liability cases, and workmen's compensation cases. I also performed extensive appellate work.

I left Clancy & McGuirk to become an Assistant State's Attorney at the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, where I remained for twelve years or so. As a prosecutor, I prosecuted all types of criminal complaints and indictments from the most minor to capital (death penalty) murder cases. I tried approximately twenty-six first degree murder cases and qualified two defendants for the death penalty. I was the first and last director of the gang prosecution unit which, during my tenure, had an average conviction rate of higher than ninety per cent.

I was also the Director of the Kane Country Child Advocacy Center, which is charged with investigation and prosecuting allegations of child abuse.

I was the prosecutor who authorized criminal charges against the couple who left their children Home Alone while they vacationed in Mexico.

Since 2001, I have had the honor of being associated with Brady & Jensen in the trial division of the firm.  In 2009 I became a partner in Brady & Jensen.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

In 1992, I was honored with the award of Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year from then Kane County State's Attorney Gary V. Johnson.

In 2000, I received the St. Charles High School Distinguished Alumni Award. At that time, then St. Charles Mayor Sue Klinkhamer honored me with the key to the City of St. Charles.

I continue my membership in the Kane County Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, and Illinois Trial lawyer's Association.

I continue my active involvement in the Mock Trial program at St. Charles North High School.

AREAS OF PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

I concentrate my practice in all forms of litigation and trial practice and I consider myself a trial lawyer.

Primarily, I concentrate my practice in serious personal injury law, serious accidents, wrongful death and other serious Tort litigation. I represent those severely injured in auto and truck accidents as well as people seriously injured on the property of another. Medical malpractice and Nursing Home/Elder Care litigation.

I represent those injured on the job by and through the Workmen's Compensation Act.

I also represent clients in all areas of criminal defense litigation, such as: traffic, misdemeanors, DUI cases, domestic violence, and all felonies in Kane, Cook (Rolling Meadows), DuPage, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties.

Areas of Practice

  • INJURIES
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • PERSONAL INJURY
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • TRUCK ACCIDENTS
  • AUTO ACCIDENTS
  • Nursing Home
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
  • Drug Violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Contracts -- Employee
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • Premises Liability -- Defense
  • Property Damage -- Defense
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Defense
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Traffic Violations
  • Wrongful Termination -- Employee

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumnus, St. Charles High School, 2000 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Charles North High School Mock Trial, 2002 - Present
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