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   3Patrick M. FlahertyAurora(630) 907-0909pflaherty@kfkllaw.compflaherty@kfkllaw.comKinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur PCwww.kfkllaw.comwww.kfkllaw.comflahertypatrickm.jpgPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticePersonal Injury Law: Transportation Including FELA & MaritimeWorkers' Compensation LawMedical MalpracticeWrongful DeathPersonal InjuryProducts LiabilityWorkers Compensation
Patrick M.
Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur PC
2114 Deerpath Rd
Aurora IL 60506
Ph.(630) 907-0909 Fx.(630) 907-0913
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Law: General    Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice    Wrongful Death
Personal Injury Law: Transportation Including FELA & Maritime     Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation Law     Products Liability
    Workers Compensation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Kane
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Flaherty limits his practice to all phases of personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation cases. He has extensive experience in medical negligence, auto/truck/train accidents, construction accidents, defective products and premises liability. He has obtained many multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements and is widely respected as a champion for the victims of negligence and wrongdoing. He has been recognized by his peers as among the top five percent of all Illinois lawyers in personal injury litigation, professional negligence and workers' compensation (Super Lawyer & Leading Lawyers). He has been named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois and he has received the highest peer rating for skill and integrity. He is past president of the KCBA and a member of the Board of Managers of ITLA.

Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Nila v Hartford Insurance Company of Midwest (2d Dist. 2000) 312 Ill. App. 3d 811, 728 N.E. 2d 81: Successfully argued in a case of first impression that a surviving wife was not bound by her deceased husband's initial rejection of additional UM coverage where the insurer later issued an auto policy to the surviving wife as the sole named insured for a term beyond the husband's last policy renewal. The policy was reformed to provide UM limits equal to the liability limits.

  • Estate of Fajfar v Sadovsky et al: Obtained largest wrongful death verdict in Will County history of $3.4 million in medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose aortic dissection.

  • Vickroy v Sportsman Park: Obtained $2 million verdict in Cook County for injured spectator at race track knocked to the floor of the grandstand by patrons frightened after shot from dropped handgun

  • Bar Admissions:  
    Illinois, 1978
    Federal Trial Bar in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

    Year of Birth:  1951

    Law School:  Northern Illinois University, JD, 1978
    Undergraduate School:  DePaul University, 1975

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
      Board of Managers
    Kane County Bar Association
     Board of directors
     President, 2007-08
     Former chairman, Civil Practice Committee

    Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
    "Super Lawyer" designation in personal injury litigation
    Martindale Hubbell AV rating, the highest recognition for skill and integrity
    Appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Second District

    Community Involvement:  
    Former Aurora boys baseball coach
    Former Batavia boys baseball coach
    City of Aurora
      Former member, Aurora Preservation Commission
    Association for Individual Development
      Board of directors

    Published Legal Writing:  
    Articles in Kane County Bar Association Bar Briefs, Illinois State Bar Association Trial Briefs, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Trial Journal

    Legal Lectures:  
    Frequent lecturer and moderator on issues pertaining to personal injury and wrongful death litigation at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

    Firm Description:  
    Kinnally Flaherty Krentz & Loran is one of the premier law firms in the Chicagoland area. We have over a century of experience and expertise in select practice groups: personal injury & wrongful death, general & commercial litigation, workers' compensation, immigration & citizenship, and business counseling & estate planning.

    Our lawyers carry on a distinguished legacy of integrity and exceptional advocacy that both defines us and sets us apart. We have made a difference to countless people through a relentless pursuit of justice, record-setting multi-million dollar verdicts and progressive changes in the law.

    The lawyers of Kinnally-Flaherty are leaders in the community, bar associations and legal education. We have received the highest peer rating for skill and integrity, and many of our attorneys have been designated Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers, signifying that they are among the top five percent of all Illinois lawyers in personal injury, general & commercial litigation and workers' compensation.

    We provide the expertise, resources and facilities of a big city firm without the inconvenience and impersonality of downtown Chicago. We practice throughout the State of Illinois and outside Illinois in selected cases.

    Married to Judy; four children

    Parking is on site and free; no stairs, steps, or elevators

    Map to Office:   Click here to view map

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