Jason J. Patel

Jason J. Patel

Of Counsel
Wheaton, Illinois

After graduating from DePaul University, magna cum laude, in June 2012, Jason set his sights on law school. While attending Northern University’s College of Law, he spent his summers as a law clerk for Justice Donald C. Hudson from the Second District of the Appellate Court of Illinois reviewing trial court records and drafting opinions for criminal cases on appeal. Additionally, during his second year of law school, he worked for the Kane County Public Defender’s Office using his Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 License. He received his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in 2015.

Shortly after obtaining his Illinois law license in 2016, Jason began working with the law firm Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, representing plaintiffs in a variety of employment law claims ranging from sexual harassment to wrongful termination. Jason also worked on larger class action cases involving antitrust matters and claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act. His enthusiasm for aiding his clients drove him to utilize every legal avenue available to ensure they were treated fairly and equally in the workplace.

With his prior law firm work experience, his transition to Esp Kreuzer Cores was a seamless one. Jason currently practices in the areas of insurance subrogation, pursuing claims for recovery of damages against responsible tortfeasors on behalf of several large insurance companies in state and federal courts throughout Illinois. Although Jason has only been practicing law for a little more than a year, what he lacks in years of experience he makes up for with work ethic and dedication to his craft.

When not practicing law, Jason enjoys traveling, sports, and playing the guitar.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Subrogation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2016
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2016


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2015
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC, Associate Attorney, 2016 - 2017

Published Works

  • How Old is too Old?, ISBA CHILD LAW NEWSLETTER, Apr. 2015 (online), https://www.isba.org/sections/childlaw/newsletter/titles/2015