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Chicago, Illinois

Phoenix, Arizona

(312) 255-7976

Practice Areas

Whether you are a business, an individual, or a law firm with a temporary need for specialized expertise, we can tailor a solution that will meet or exceed your expectations, and stay within your budget.

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Commercial litigation

Complex commercial litigation requires attention to detail and commitment to the client’s goals. In the wrong hands, litigation can drag on for years, and the longer the case, the greater the fees. PMJ PLLC often takes cases on a contingency or a mixed hourly/contingency basis, or pursuant to a “flat fee” arrangement. In any case, we will provide you with a budget and stay within its terms.

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Appeals

Appellate work is a sophisticated practice area that requires equal parts experience and intellect. Mr. Jones has successfully appealed two cases, and successfully defending five appeals. Most appeals can be undertaken on a flat fee basis dependent upon the complexity of the issues involved.

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Bankruptcy

The United States Bankruptcy Code is second only to the tax code when it comes to complexity and counterintuitive principles. Mr. Jones has orchestrated successful financial and structural reorganizations of troubled companies, as well as enfroced the claims of numerous creditors. Mr. Jones also represents several bankruptcy claims purchasers.

Representative Case Studies

  • Rates and Alternative Fee Structures

    The once almighty hourly rate is not the best fit more most projects. You have a problem that needs a cost-effective solutions, and we understand that.

    PMJ PLLC accepts many engagements on a “flat fee” arrangement, in including appeals. We also accept matters on a “contingent fee” arrangement, and we are open to other fee structures that align our interests with your interests.

  • Contract Attorney Services

    Not every law firm has a full time need for an attorney specialized in the fields of bankruptcy and appellate work. When the need arises, rather than hire a new attorney or refer the case out, law firms have retained Patrick Jones on a conract basis to provide immediate support.

Recent Successes

In 2015, PMJ PLLC assisted a client refinancing 11 gas stations that were subject to six different foreclosure actions pending in six different state courts. After the refinancing, the client reduced its debt from $6.1 million to $2.3  million, dismissed the pending foreclosure actions and retained all of its operations.

Also in 2015, PMJ PLLC assisted a regional bank’s efforts to recover $270,000 of assets held by the Illinois Secretary of State that the client did not know existed. Mr. Jones discovered the assets, alerted the client, and recovered the assets  in less than six months with no out-of-pocket expense to the client.

Mr. Jones also orchestrated the successful corporate reorganization of a local specialty bakery, eliminating a deceased member and a non-contributing member of the LLC and colnsolidating ownership among the remaining two members. This was achieved in less than one year, and on a budget of just $25,000.