407 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Patrick R. Gareis
Patrick Gareis is a partner in the firm's Geneva office. Mr. Gareis focuses his practice in civil litigation, handling primarily large-value subrogation recovery cases, many resulting from calamitous losses involving fire and flood damage. He has worked on large-value, aggregated claims involving systemic product failures.
Mr. Gareis has tried cases in both state and federal courts and has extensive litigation experience, including civil actions brought in numerous jurisdictions across the United States. Additionally, he has participated in scene examinations, artifact inspections and lab examinations. He has been invited to be a guest speaker for the Fire Service's MABA 10 workshop.
Prior to entering civil practice, Mr. Gareis was an Assistant State's Attorney in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and, having spent the majority of his 9 years there prosecuting felony cases, left the Office as a First Chair in the Felony Trial Division at the Criminal Courts building located at 26th & California.
Mr. Gareis earned his B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University in 1988, and received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991, where he was a member of the Moot Court Society.
- Eastern Illinois University, B.A. 1988
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. 1991
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
- American Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- National Association of Subrogation Professionals
- National Fire Protection Association
- MABAS 10, guest lecturer
- Chicago-Kent Law School Trial Advocacy Competition, Judge
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