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Ms. Bobb has owned and managed the well-respected practice of Patricia C. Bobb and Associates since 1985 years after working at Philip H. Corboy & Associates and co-founding the firm of Bobb, Kane, Obbish & Propes. Her practice focuses in representing individuals in serious injury and wrongful death cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice and general civil litigation.
Ms. Bobb has tried more than 100 jury and bench trials in both federal and state courts. Her experience and integrity as a lawyer is confirmed by her selection by both judges and fellow attorneys to act as a mediator in arbitrating more than 50 major medical malpractice cases.
Ms. Bobb serves as a commissioner on the body that monitors attorneys in Illinois, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. She has also served as chairman of the Board of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and as president of the Chicago Bar Association (1997-'98). Through surveys conducted by Leading Lawyers, her peers have named her number one woman lawyer in Illinois and the number one woman personal injury lawyer in Illinois.
Notable Cases and Results:
- Obtained a $1.7 million recovery for the family of a woman who died after her primary care physician failed to diagnose her pneumonia.
- $1.3 million verdict for death of a fireman in a high-rise fire.
- $3.4 million settlement for birth injury to a child as a result of delay in delivery
- $800,000 verdict for death of a women with terminal lung cancer for failure of paramedics to timely treat her collapsed lung.
- Settlement valued at $6 million for an 8-year-old girl who suffered brachial plexus injury at birth.
- $1.6 million verdict against the government for suicide death of a man awaiting trial in federal correction facility.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1972
Year of Birth: 1947
Law School: University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1972
Undergraduate School: St. Michael's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, B.A., 1969
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Magna cum laude
President, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates, 1985-present
Bobb, Kane, Obbish & Propes, partner, 1980-1985
Phillip H. Corboy & Associates, P.C, trial attorney, 1978-1980
Assistant State's Attorney, Cook County, Felony Trial Court Supervisor, 1972-1978
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Co-chairman, Special Committee on Discovery, 1993-1994
American College of Trial Lawyers
Appointed member, Long Range Planning Committee, 1993
Chicago Inn of Court
Founding member; Executive Committee member; president, 1990-1991
Program director and Master of the Bench, 1989
Chicago Bar Association
Faculty member, Young Lawyers Section
Federal Trial Advocacy Course, October 1988
Northwestern University Law School
Adjunct professor, Trial Advocacy I and II, spring 1981, 1982; fall 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
Special Commission on the Administration of Justice in Cook County
Appointed member, Law Division Task Force, 1985-1990
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Faculty member, Update and Review Seminar, September 1983
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Faculty member, Advanced College of Advocacy, Harvard University, June 1983
Advocacy Institute Trial Workshop
Faculty member, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, University of Michigan, spring 1978, 1981
Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Faculty member, Training Program, May 1981
United State Attorney's Office
Guest instructor, Trial Training Program, winter and spring 1978
University of New Mexico Law School
Guest instructor, Trial Advocacy Class, January 1978
Published Legal Writing:
"Res Ipsa Loquitur," chapter 4, Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education Handbook On Medical Malpractice, 1989
"Plaintiff's Case In Chief," chapter 41, Medical And Hospital Negligence, 1988
"How To Maximize Damages In Child Death Cases," chapter 13, Women Trial Lawyers: How They Succeed In Practice And In The Courtroom, 1987
"Opening Statements: A Winning Approach," chapter 20, I.C.L.E. Handbook On Transportation Negligence, fall 1986