Member Spotlight

Genevieve E. Niemann

Associate Attorney // Patton & Ryan LLC

Description of your practice:

Patton & Ryan LLC is a personal injury insurance defense firm, specializing in defending multimillion-dollar catastrophic loss claims. I litigate many different areas of law, such as medical malpractice, construction defect, maritime law, premises liability and other mass tort claims on a national level.

Why are you a member of the WBAI?
The most rewarding aspect of WBAI membership is how the relationships I developed have blossomed into mentorship, career development, and endless leadership opportunities. The quality of networking within the WBAI is truly remarkable and has given me a home in Chicago’s enormous legal community.

What is your definition of “having it all?
Having it all quite simply means walking into the office each day with a smile and looking forward to seizing that day. It is all about perceiving challenges as opportunities for career growth. It is a mental state of being and achieved when you are truly happy with where life has taken you. The key is remembering you are in control of your destiny.

What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?
My annual ski trip to Colorado – I count down the months to ski season all year long!

Tell us something interesting about you.
I was riding horses before I could walk! Growing up, I rode every weekend with my grandfather, dad and two sisters, and it is still one of the best parts of visiting home. My horse, Jade, has splashes of reddish brown and white color and loves to canter! In his spare time, he enjoys bossing around his buddy Riley.

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