Patrick L. Breen

Partner

Primary Location: Appleton, WI

Secondary Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 920.560.4658

Biography

Pat brings a unique perspective to understanding and addressing his clients’ needs and concerns. Prior to joining Clausen Miller P.C., Pat spent over fifteen years in senior level positions in corporate legal departments. He served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Coachmen Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of recreational vehicles and modular buildings, where he was responsible for litigation, employment and corporate matters. Pat also served as Associate Counsel-Litigation and Deputy General Counsel at Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of military trucks, fire and emergency vehicles, commercial trucks and access equipment. In those roles, he managed domestic and international litigation including product liability, employment, commercial and antitrust matters, advised on employment matters and negotiated a wide variety of commercial agreements including purchase and supply, dealer distribution and asset purchase agreements. He also provided counsel on regulatory matters related to product safety and product recalls and oversaw numerous government investigations. Pat has also served as Corporate Counsel for an industrial products manufacturer, advising on acquisition related matters.

Pat is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried cases in state and federal courts and before the Illinois Court of Claims and the Illinois Civil Service Commission. His litigation practice deals mainly with product liability, commercial, employment and construction litigation, and transportation law.

Pat started his career as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General, representing the State of Illinois and its agencies in a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative tribunals.

Pat received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his Juris Doctor degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Education

  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1988
  • J.D., IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class "A" affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, St. Mary Catholic Schools
  • 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: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    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

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • Orlando

    Florida 32801

    618 E. South Street

    Suite 500

    Orlando, Florida 32801

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • 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