Patrick S. Nolan, Partner


Patrick Nolan represents companies and individuals in product liability, toxic tort, professional liability, and personal injury claims throughout the United States and Canada. His multi-jurisdictional experience extends to all phases of the litigation process, from initial claim and fact investigation to civil discovery, trial, and appeal. Mr. Nolan also assists and advises clients in product recalls and regulatory questions that may arise before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Although a substantial portion of Mr. Nolan's work involves the defense of product liability and personal injury claims, he also devotes a significant portion of his practice to indemnification and insurance coverage claims for firm clients. His insurance practice involves litigating various insurance coverage issues arising from general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, employment practices, and property-casualty insurance policies.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business (Certificate of Executive Management, 2013)
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1997)
    • Managing Editor, Marquette Law Review, 1996–1997
  • Boston College (B.S., 1993)
    • Honors Economics Program
  • London School of Economics & Political Science (General Course, 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern Mariana Islands, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1997

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section)
  • Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Trial Attorneys of America (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2020-present: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Editions 2007–2011 (Personal Injury Defense: Products)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
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