Patrick White, Attorney, Chicago

J. Patrick White

Of Counsel

200 West Madison Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Primary Practices

J. Patrick White is Of Counsel in Hahn Loeser’s Chicago office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice area. Patrick handles a wide variety of commercial litigation construction, real estate and related transactional and zoning matters. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal court, having first-chaired or co-chaired multiple jury trials to verdict.  He also has experience practicing before administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining Hahn Loeser, Patrick was an Assistant General Counsel for the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs where he regularly represented the District before the D.C. Board of Zoning Appeals, Real Property Tax Appeals Commission, and the Office of Administrative Hearings. During his tenure, he successfully defended the District in an appeal before the D.C. Board of Zoning Appeals challenging the approval of the subdivision of the lot occupied by the historic landmark Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and the building permit issued for the development of a 140-unit residential community on the site.

In addition to being a licensed attorney, Patrick holds a master’s degree in real estate from Georgetown University and applies his in-depth understanding of zoning, land use and real estate transactional skills to help owners, developers, institutions, and public entities achieve their goals.

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2023 – present
  • Assistant General Counsel, District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, 2021-2023
  • Senior Advisor, Fortis Net Lease, 2020-2021
  • Staff Attorney, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, 2015-2019
  • Associate, Bollinger, Connolly, Krause, LLC, 2012-2015
  • Associate, Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll, 2010-2012
  • Associate, Lavin Law Office, 2007-2010


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Georgetown University, Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate (Finance and Development), 2018
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 2001
Community Involvement

Catholic Charities Financial Stability Network, Financial Coach


Awards & Distinctions

Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 2012


Bar Admissions

State of Illinois


District of Columbia


State of Maryland


U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and Central District of Illinois