Patricia L. Hall is an associate attorney with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP. She focuses her practice in civil litigation, employment and labor law, and appellate advocacy.
J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, cum laude
B.S., Arizona State University, magna cum laude
Prior to attending law school, Patricia graduated with high honors from Arizona State University with a major in organizational psychology. She is an honors graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law where she was president of the Student Bar Association and co-founded the Professionalism and Ethics Society.
In law school, Patricia excelled in appellate advocacy. She finished as best oralist in her class during her first-year appellate brief competition. She competed in the National Latino Law Students Association moot court competition for two years, finishing in the top four in the nation the second year. She was also a member of the championship team for the NIU Law internal moot court competition.
Patricia spent her first and second summers clerking for two prominent Seventeenth Circuit judges in Rockford and spent her third year of law school clerking for a prominent plaintiff’s firm located in DuPage County. She also served the Rockford community working as a clinic student through the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic during her third year of law school.
Patricia was selected to serve as the Illinois Bar Foundation/NIU College of Law attorney fellow placed in the Zeke Giorgi Clinic in Rockford following graduation from law school. Her fellowship focused on representing clients in domestic violence, family law matters, and estate planning. Prior to joining WilliamsMcCarthy, LLC., Patricia practiced in the areas of workers’ compensation defense and appellate advocacy.
Patricia is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Winnebago County Bar Association (WCBA), and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Patricia currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Winnebago County Bar Association. She is also a volunteer lawyer for Prairie State Legal Services Volunteer Lawyer for domestic violence cases.