Patrick J. McGuire

Of Counsel

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7610


Patrick McGuire is Of Counsel to Clausen Miller. He has more than 24 years of experience litigating complex insurance-coverage disputes, including claims involving environmental pollution, toxic torts, products liability, professional liability, construction defects, vehicle accidents, premises liability, disabilities, fires, tornadoes, crimes, excess judgments, bad faith, and fraud. Patrick has taken cases to verdict in both jury and bench trials, handled appeals, and resolved hundreds of claims through appraisal, mediation, arbitration, pre-trial motion practice, and settlement negotiations.

Patrick has also built a national reputation as an expert on the intersection of insurance and automotive laws. He regularly assists clients with the design and implementation of compliance programs and provides strategic advice as to the practical impact of existing or proposed regulations or legislation to entities ranging from small businesses to trade associations to Fortune 50 companies. As a legislative consultant and subject-matter expert, he has helped clients develop lobbying strategies, drafted proposed bills and amendments, and has testified before numerous state legislatures and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). Patrick is frequently asked to speak at joint industry events throughout the country on emerging coverage and claims issues, including issues related to data harvesting and privacy, advanced crash-avoidance technologies, changes in traditional models of vehicle ownership and usage (e.g., TNPs and OEM subscriptions), and the liability issues inherent in the shift toward self-driving vehicles (i.e., ADAS). Because the insurance and automotive industries are closely intertwined and heavily regulated, there is no substitute for a deep understanding of the laws that affect both.

Patrick has also served as the outside general counsel for several small businesses, primarily technology start-ups in the automotive and military sectors. As a result, he has experience counseling clients on a wide variety of general corporate matters, including business formation, employment issues, drafting and negotiating purchase agreements and service contracts, and the protection and monetization of intellectual property through licensing agreements.

Patrick received his B.A. degree from Marquette University in 1990 and his J.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1995. He is licensed in Illinois and admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He founded the Law Offices of Patrick J. McGuire, P.C., in 1998.


  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School, 1995
  • B.A., Marquette University, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

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

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Mission Viejo

    California 92691

    27285 Las Ramblas

    Suite 200

    Mission Viejo, California 92691

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Houston

    Texas 77019

    2929 Allen Parkway

    American General Center, Suite 200

    Houston, Texas 77019

    T: 346.229.4612 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Ramy P. Elmasri

  • Boca Raton

    Florida 33434

    7777 Glades Road

    Suite 405

    Boca Raton, Florida 33434

    T: 561.765.5305 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick