Patrick Griffin | Griffin Williams McMahon & Walsh Geneva IL Lawyer

Patrick Griffin


Patrick Griffin has a diverse legal background including both private practice and in-house counsel experience. He represents a wide array of business interests — both in litigation and in transactional matters — ranging from small, closely held start-ups to larger firms competing in the international marketplace. In addition to counseling his business clients on issues such as entity choice and formation, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and business litigation issues, Mr. Griffin places a particular emphasis on representing clients with their real estate needs, including residential and commercial sales and acquisitions, zoning and subdivision applications, annexation and disconnection petitions and all other aspects of the land development process, from initial land acquisition through entitlements, construction and sales. He also counsels clients on the formation and continued representation of homeowners and condominium associations.
Mr. Griffin obtained his undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Architecture, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1991, he worked as the Director of Alumni Relations for his college fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, at its national headquarters at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He then attended law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Upon graduating from law school in 1995, Mr. Griffin began his legal career with the long-standing local Kane County firm of Shearer, Blood, Agrella & Boose in St. Charles. Mr. Griffin remained with that firm (and various successor firms) until 2011, when he joined with Robert Villa and Richard Williams to form Griffin | Villa | Williams LLP. From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Griffin also served as Vice President and General Counsel to B&B Enterprises Land Developers, a veteran local real estate development firm with over 20 years of experience developing dozens of residential and commercial projects, primarily in Kane and DeKalb Counties. Mr. Griffin grew up in the south suburb of Chicago Heights where he attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School. He has lived in the St. Charles area since 1995. He has been married to his wife, Sarah, since 1997 and they have four children.
Civil Activities
  • St. Charles Kiwanis Club. President, 2000-2001
  • Tri-City Chargers Youth Football
Military Service
  • Illinois Army National Guard
  • 233rd Combat Engineer Company
  • Honorable Discharge, Staff Seargent – 1994
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1991
  • Northern Illinois University
    College of Law Juris Doctor, 1995 cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Zoning and Development
  • Appellate Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Condominiums and HOAs