Patrick J. Crimmins
630-262-0475 (Geneva Office)
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
- Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
- PERSONAL INJURY
- Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
- TRUCK ACCIDENTS
- AUTO ACCIDENTS
- Nursing Home
- Criminal Fraud
- Defamation & Privacy -- Defense
- Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
- Drug Violations
- Elder Law
- Employment Contracts -- Employee
- Grand Jury Proceedings
- Juvenile Crimes
- Medical Malpractice
- 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
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Illinois, 1987
- John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
- 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