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Patrick Cowlin

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Patrick Cowlin Litigation Partner


Patrick is an experienced attorney who primarily represents employees in wage and hour, discrimination, disparate impact, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, and other employment and qui tam cases. He has successfully litigated and negotiated cases involving individual plaintiffs, as well as class actions and collective actions. He has also represented union members in contract arbitration and administrative proceedings, and public school parents and students in class litigation.

Patrick was recognized as a top rated employment litigation attorney in Illinois from 2017-2021, earning a “Rising Star” designation from Illinois Super Lawyers. He graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2012.

Patrick is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”), NELA-Illinois, and the National Lawyers Guild. He is a part of NELA-IL’s Legislative Action Committee, which works to ensure Illinois laws appropriately protect employees’ rights.

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