Patrick Watts, Partner
Patrick focuses his practice primarily on complex litigation and trial work out of the Chicago and St. Louis offices. Patrick has extensive experience litigating cases, from initial pleadings through trial, in courts around the country. Patrick has advocated as lead counsel for a multitude of national companies in dozens of class action matters in federal courts nationwide.
Patrick has achieved millions of dollars in awards and settlements on behalf of both businesses and individuals in a multitude of litigation matters. Additionally, Patrick has tried jury cases to completion resulting in the acquittal of a felony charge, as well as multiple civil cases resulting in jury awards of more than $550,000.00.
Patrick has significant experience in the areas of financial and securities litigation, class action defense, consumer defense (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act defense, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act), shareholder/partnership disputes, contract litigation, property insurance disputes, catastrophic injury, estate litigation, financial industry regulatory matters, FINRA arbitration matters, employment litigation defense and professional licensing regulatory defense. Patrick also has experience defending a wide array of felony criminal matters in both state and federal courts. Patrick’s clients include and have included individuals, trusts, families, doctors, nurses, attorneys, national collection agencies, national debt purchasing companies, securities broker-dealers, brokers, investment advisors, investment advisory firms, investors, real estate development companies, commercial real estate companies, insurance agencies and executives.
Courts of Admittance:
Second U.S. Court of Appeals
Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals
Eighth U.S. Court of Appeals
Missouri Eastern U.S. District Court
Missouri Western U.S. District Court
Illinois Northern U.S. District Court
Illinois Central U.S. District Court
Illinois Southern U.S. District Court
Indiana Northern U.S. District Court
Indiana Southern U.S. District Court
Arkansas Western U.S. District Court
Arkansas Eastern U.S. District Court
Oklahoma Western U.S. District Court
Wisconsin Eastern U.S. District Court
Wisconsin Western U.S. District Court
Michigan Western U.S. District Court
St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 2009)
St. Louis University (B.A., 2006)