Patrick Cowlin


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Patrick Cowlin represents employees in wage and hour, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, and other employment litigation. His experience includes cases involving individual plaintiffs, class actions, and collective actions. He has also represented union members in contract arbitration and administrative proceedings, and public school parents and students in class litigation.

Patrick earned a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law.

He is a member of the National Lawyers’ Guild, and actively works with the Chicago Chapter’s Labor and Employment Committee. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) and its Illinois Chapter and is a member of NELA’s Legislative Action Committee.

Patrick was recognized as a top rated employment litigation attorney in Illinois in 2017 and 2018, earning a “Rising Star” designation from Illinois Super Lawyers.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois