Representative Matters

Patrick Devine is an experienced trial attorney focused on professional liability defense, business litigation, commercial general liability defense, and construction claims. His professional liability practice centers on defending physicians, attorneys, accountants, architects, realtors, and insurance agents/brokers against malpractice and E&O claims. Patrick's business litigation practice concentrates on commercial disputes and fidelity claims.

In the course of his practice, Patrick defends cases arising out of construction accidents and defects, trucking accidents, fire losses, hotel losses, theater losses, premises accidents, transportation incidents, and other serious accidents. He also assists insurance clients with examinations under oath (EUO), special investigation unit (SIU) matters, and first-party and subrogation claims, as well as those involving allegations of bad faith and unfair claims practices.

Patrick's representative clients include the Indiana Department of Insurance, Munich Re Insurance, Albanese Confectionery Inc., CHG Insurance, Chubb, The Hartford, QBE Insurance, and Those Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London. He also represents the State of Indiana and other government and public entities and nonprofit corporations.

Before joining Hinshaw in 2005, Patrick was a trial attorney with Eberhard & Gastineau, P.C., and was recruited to open the firm's Mishawaka, Indiana, office. He was also a trial attorney responsible for high exposure/excess cases with the Law Offices of Citizens Insurance for several years–and was honored with their Citizens/Allmerica Exceptional Performance Award. During his tenure at Citizens', he managed all aspects of their Mishawaka office and mentored junior attorneys.

Patrick’s law school accomplishments include having been a member of the Order of the Coif.

Professional Affiliations

  • Lake County (Indiana) Bar Association
  • Serves as a Lake County judge pro tempore

Honors & Awards

  • DePaul University College of Law
    • CALI Award in "Advanced Trial Advocacy"

Representative Matters

A selection of Patrick's representative matters are below. Click on the links to see him argue the respective case.


Patrick has lectured to students at Michiana Business College on the role of the paralegal in staff counsel. His other presentations include:

  • "Law Firm Best Practices: A Legal Malpractice Defense Lawyer's Wish List," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), The Business of Law, seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 12, 2017
  • "The Three-Way Relationship Between Insurer, Insured and Assigned Counsel:  Ethics and Malpractice Issues," WestLegalEdcenter, webinar, May 27, 2016
  • "The Use of Expert and Skilled Lay Witnesses in Legal Malpractice Cases," West LegalEdcenter, webinar, March 31, 2015
  • "Are Those Damages Really Recoverable?: A Discussion of Claims for Punitive, Emotional and Consequential Damages in Legal Malpractice," West LegalEdcenter, webinar, March 2014
  • "Avoiding the Medicare Trap: Medicare Considerations and the Potential for Legal Malpractice Claims," webinar, West Publishing, April 2013
  • "Discoverable Social Media and its Admissibility," in-house webinar, June 2012
  • "Legal Ethics for Everyday Practice," National Business Institute, Merrillville, Indiana, November 2011
  • "Personal Injury Settlements in Indiana: Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim," National Business Institute, Indiana, 2002


Patrick's publications include:

  • "Good Intentions/Problematic Application: The Medical Malpractice Doctrines of Loss of Chance and Increased Risk of Harm," Hinshaw's Medical Malpractice Newsletter, February 2009
  • "Inadvertently Disclosed Information: Do I Have to Give it Back?" co-author, The LawyerCare Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 2, September 2008

Community/Civic Activities

Patrick serves as senior advisor to the Anna C. Gamble Charitable Foundation, a private charitable trust, and assists with selecting recipients for philanthropic gifts.

J.D., with honors, DePaul University College of Law, 1996

B.S., Accounting, Indiana University School of Business, 1992