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Experienced Trial and Appellate Lawyer

Mary Pat Benz is an Illinois lawyer with more than 40 years of  experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1978. Mary Pat has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation from 2005 through the present. She has been in solo practice in Chicago since 2010, concentrating in arbitration, mediation, professional responsibility matters (including ARDC defense), and appellate work.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law

Call 312-580-1118 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Mary Patricia Benz

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1978
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Honors: magna cum laude 
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Mediation
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, 1973
    • B.A. in Psychology
    • Honors: With Distinction

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • Appellate Lawyers Association (Member)

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