Patrick S. Viktora

 

Patrick S. Viktora

Associate | 312-628-7853 | pviktora@lowis-gellen.com

Mr. Viktora concentrates his practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense, representing physicians, nurses, and hospitals in complex litigation. He also has experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, premises liability, and claims of physician-patient sexual abuse. In addition to handling all stages of litigation, Mr. Viktora also handles pre-suit investigations of potential high risk claims

Mr. Viktora has repeatedly been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyer Magazine, which recognizes the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old.

Professional Activities

Mr. Viktora is admitted to practice in Illinois and is an active member of the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society.

Education

Mr. Viktora received his J.D., with a certificate in business law, magna cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law.  He was inducted into the legal academic honor society Order of the Coif, as well as the Order of Barristers for excellence in written and oral advocacy.  While at DePaul, he served as President of the DePaul Moot Court Society, and won numerous awards for his participation in moot court competitions, including first place at the National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Viktora also served as a judicial extern in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable William J. Bauer.  Prior to law school, he received his B.A. in Political Science, from the University of Illinois.



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Presentations

• “Preventing Harassment Claims in your Practice,” Surgical Grand Rounds at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 2019
• “Defending Physician Sexual Harassment Claims,” Medical Staff Grand Rounds at Advocate Trinity Hospital, 2019
• “Avoiding Harassment Claims in your Practice,” NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2018
• “Discovery of Social Media: The Basics,” Lowis & Gellen, LLP, 2013