Patrick J. Ruberry

Pat handles a wide variety of civil matters, with an emphasis on Title VII and Section 1983 cases. His practice includes transportation and premises liability cases as well as executive, professional, and employer liability defense, construction law, professional malpractice, administrative review, land use, and appellate matters. He routinely tries cases in both the state and federal courts and has appeared before the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Chicago Commission on Human Relations.


  • University of Illinois, JD, 1984
  • University of Illinois, BA, 1981; summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Bronze Tablet (All University Honors)


  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Member of Trial Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals: Seventh Circuit

Representative Reported Cases

  • Meadows v. Rockford Housing Authority, 861 F.3d 672, 677-78 (7th Cir. 2017)
  • LDS, LLC v. Southern Cross Food, Ltd., 2017 Ill.App. (1st) 163058
  • Wade v. Collier, 783 F.3d 1081 (7th Cir. 2015)
  • Dakhlallah v. Village of Justice, 42 F.Supp.3d 901 (N.D. Ill. 2014)
  • Parvati Corp. v. City of Oak Forest 709 F 3d. 678( 7th Cir. 2013)
  • Bezanis v. The Fox Waterway Agency 967 N.E 2d 393 (2nd. District 2012)
  • Kuhn v. Goodlow 678 F.3d 552 (7th Cir. 2012)
  • Parvati Corp. v. City of Oak Forest 630 F.3d 512 (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Phelan v. Village of Lyons, 531 F.3d 484 (7th Cir. 2008)
  • Hoffman v. Grossinger Motor Corp., 218 F.3d 680 (7th Cir. 2000)
  • Farley Metals, Inc. v. Barber Coleman Co., 645 N.E.2d 964 (1st Dist. 1994)