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Patricia's Bio

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, 1972
  • Brunel University (London), Notre Dame Law School, summer study, 1972
  • St. Michael’s College, 1967 – 1969, B.A., magna cum laude, 1969
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1965 -1967

Professional Background

  • President, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates, 1985 – present, general civil litigation/plaintiff’s personal injury litigation with an emphasis in medical malpractice
  • Partner, Bobb, Kane, Obbish & Propes, 1980 – 1985
  • Trial attorney, Phillip H. Corboy & Associates, plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, 1978 – 1980
  • Assistant State’s Attorney: Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; felony trial attorney and felony trial court supervisor, 1972 – 1978
  • Admitted to practice: Illinois; United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972

Honors & Awards

  • Currently appears in six Illinois Leading Lawyers Top 10 and Top 100 lists and is first in five of the six categories.
  • Selected by Leading Lawyers in Personal Injury Law: General, Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice, and ADR Law: Personal Injury Law, 2004-present. View Patricia C. Bobb’s Leading Lawyers Profile.
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer. View Patricia C. Bobb’s Super Lawyers Profile.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Jury Verdict Reporter Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence, October 2014
  • Elected fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, October, 1992 – present
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois “Rise Up and Reach Back” 2010 Esther Rothstein Scholarship Award, January 2010
  • Saint Ignatius College Prep Honorary Alumna Diploma, March 2005
  • Elected fellow, International Society of Barristers, July 1997
  • Chicago Bar Association William J. White Award of Excellence, for Service in the Judicial Evaluation Process, May 1993
  • Selected by Town & Country magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in the U.S.” in the area of personal injury, malpractice and product liability, May 1985
  • Selected by Glamour magazine as one of the “Ten Outstanding Working Women in the United States,” 1984
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America: personal injury litigation, 1983; new edition 1987 – Woodward/White, New York; by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Harvard Law School
  • Profiled in Time magazine as one of five “Outstanding female trial lawyers in the country,” May 1983

Appointments & Boards

  • The Chicago Network, Board of Directors, 2008-2011, Chair 2010 – 2011
  • ACCESS Community Health Network, Board of Directors, 2009 – present
  • Appointed by Mayor Richard J. Daley to Chicago Police Board, 1998 – 2010
  • Economic Club of Chicago, 2009
  • Chicago Legal Clinic, Board of Directors 1992-present, Vice President, 1994 – 2008
  • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory High School, Board of Directors, 2001 – 2008
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association American Jury Project Commission
  • Appointed by Chief Judge Marvin Aspen to Magistrate Judge Reappointment Advisory Panel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • American Bar Association Committee on Medical Professional Liability, 2002
  • Judicial Ethics Opinions Advisory Committee, Joint Committee of Illinois Judges Committee, Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, 1992
  • Appointed by the Honorable Harry G. Comerford, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County to Committee to recommend rules for the implementation of a court-annexed mandatory arbitration program for Cook County, February 1988
  • Blue Ribbon Committee to study the Insurance Crisis, Chicago Bar Association, January – May 1988
  • ISBA-CBA Joint Committee on Judicial Compensation for 1988 – 1989
  • Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • Appointed by Illinois Supreme Court as a member of Planning and Oversight Committee for a Judicial Performance Evaluation Program, Illinois Supreme Court, June 5, 1987 – present
  • Lawyers Advisory Subcommittee on Alternate Dispute Resolution, Illinois Judicial Conference, June 1987

Bar and Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, 1978 – present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1978 – present
  • American Bar Association, 1978 – present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1978 – present
  • Women’s Bar Association, 1980-present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (now American Justice Association), 1980 – present
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, 1988 – present
  • Chicago Inn of Court, 1988 – present
  • For a list of all offices held in these organizations, please view Patricia C. Bobb’s complete resume.


  • “Cross Examination Before Direct Examination,” Chapter 44, Your Witness, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2008
  • “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, Callaghan & Co., 1988
  • “How to Maximize Damages in Child Death Cases,” Chapter 13, Women Trial Lawyers: How They Succeed in Practice and in the Courtroom, Edited by Janine N. Warsaw, Prentice Hall, Inc., 1987
  • “Opening Statements: A Winning Approach,” Chapter 20, I.C.L.E. Handbook on Transportation Negligence, Fall 1986

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