WilliamsMcCarthy LLP today announced the recent addition of Associate Patricia L. Hall. Her practice will focus on civil litigation, employment and labor law, and appellate advocacy.
Before joining WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, Hall practiced in the areas of workers’ compensation defense and appellate advocacy. 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, Hall 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 also was a member of the championship team for the NIU Law internal moot court competition.
Hall 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.
Hall was selected to serve as the Illinois Bar Foundation/NIU College of Law attorney fellow placed in the Zeke Giorgi Clinic in Rockford. Her fellowship focused on representing clients in domestic violence, family law matters, and estate planning.
“We are thrilled to add Patricia to the WilliamsMcCarthy team as we continue to serve the diverse needs of our individual and business clients in northern Illinois and beyond,” said John Holevas, president of the firm.
Hall is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Winnebago County Bar Association (WCBA), and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.