Pretzel and Stouffer partners, David Bennett, Robert Chemers, Suzanne Crowley, Matthew Egan, Patrick Healy, Brian Henry, James LaBarge, Edward Nielsen, Howard Pikel, Brian Rocca, Alan Schumacher, Brian Sundheim, John Smith, Richard Waris, and Timothy Weaver, were selected in 2019 by their peers as Preeminent for Highest level of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.
Pat Healy serves his clients in a wide range of manners from pre-accident consulting, to responding in the moments following an accident and its aftermath through litigation and trial. He understands that each client is unique and presents different concerns, needs and goals. His vast litigation experience allows him to provide advice and direction to his clients to secure an optimal outcome.
Pat has defended claims for well over 30 years. He has the experience and instincts to evaluate a claim and its associated risks accurately at an early stage and to develop sound strategies to afford the best possible defense to his clients.
Pat’s litigation practice is diverse and includes the defense of businesses, individuals and insurance companies in Illinois State and Federal Courts. He has significant trial experience, in Illinois trial courts and before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Pat has also litigated and prevailed in both the Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Pat’s diverse litigation experience allows him to provide a more comprehensive service to clients. His experience in defending general liability claims, worker’s compensation claims, professional liability, and errors and omissions claims allows him to provide guidance and advice to clients in a more global manner to secure optimal results.
Pat is well-respected in the legal community by fellow attorneys and judges. He has obtained the Martindale Hubbell highest rating as an AV attorney by his peers in the legal community. He has been appointed as a defense arbitrator, and as an independent arbitrator by attorneys for both claimants and defendants on a number of occasions and continues to serve in that capacity.
Pat and his wife live in Homewood, Illinois. He has four children. He has served on the Marian Catholic High School Board of Directors, St. Kieran School Board, as a Coach at St. Joseph School in Homewood and as an Insurance Director and Registered Agent for the Homewood Baseball and Softball Leagues.
- The John Marshall Law School, J.D. 1986
- Loras College, B.A. 1983
- United States Northern District of Illinois
- United States Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
Pat has been a member of a number of professional associations since his admission to the Illinois State Bar in 1986. Professional Affiliations include the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and participation in the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Seminar.
Quinn Donnelly and Patrick Healy obtained the immediate dismissal with prejudice of a Complaint against a municipality that sought to recover for injuries allegedly sustained when the plaintiff crashed his motorcycle on a municipal roadway. Quinn and Pat argued that the plaintiff’s claims against the municipality were time-barred under the one-year statute of limitations set ...
Pretzel & Stouffer partner, Pat Healy, recently obtained summary judgment in a lawsuit in Will County involving an alleged slip-and-fall accident at a grocery store. The claimant allegedly sustained a fractured ankle which was repaired surgically with instrumentation. Pat represented a company who allegedly failed to perform snow and ice removal services on the ...
Faced with a $10 million demand and a narrow window before trial in a multi-plaintiff personal injury case, Pretzel & Stouffer partners, Tom Draths and Pat Healy, were called on to defend their clients on short notice. Tom and Pat got to work immediately, identifying inconsistencies in plaintiffs’ theories and red-flags in their backgrounds. ...