Patrick Serowka is recognized as an aggressive advocate for injured workers in Illinois. He has achieved notable victories at the Arbitration, Commission, Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts securing over $40 million on behalf of his clients.

Clients’ remark that Patrick:

  • Quickly resolves issues of weekly pay;

  • Personally keeps client’s informed of the “next step” in their case to lessen anxiety about the process and;

  • Ensures timely and high-quality medical care and;
  • Has the trial experience and work ethic that separate him from the competition.


Before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Patrick has litigated hundreds of matters involving:

  • Career Loss cases with lifetime awards for earnings loss

  • ​Permanent and total disability

  • ​Undocumented workers

  • ​Awards of future educational benefits stemming from career loss.

  • Spinal Cord Injury & Rehabilitation

  • Knee & Shoulder injuries

  • Hand, Arm & Elbow

  • Foot & Ankle

  • Ocular Trauma

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

  • Vestibular Disorder

  • Occupational Diseases (Cancer, Cardiac)


Patrick’s dedication to working men and women is inspired by his father’s career as a maintenance engineer/union official and his mother’s dedication as a nurse in helping others. His first job was as a short order cook at age 13. Thereafter, he worked in a variety of service and labor jobs which financed his college education. Prior to entering law school he worked in business, insurance, and finance.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Will County Bar Association


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2006
  • DePaul University, B.S., 1997

Bart/Court Admissions

  • Illinois

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois