Dylan R. Besser


Dylan Besser is an associate attorney at Patton & Ryan with JD Certificates in both, Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Dylan served as a law clerk for several different law firms with the goal of diversifying his legal work experience and knowledge. Further, Dylan gained experience as a 711-licensed law clerk in The John Marshall Law School’s Pro Bono Clinic, assisting in-need clients in a wide variety of practice areas.

Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Dylan taught in the Chicago Public School District and abroad. Dylan’s work as an educator taught him the value of patience, diligence, and creativity, while also improving his ability to be resourceful. Dylan’s experience in education gives him a different perspective from which to view legal issues and encourages him to seek out new solutions to serve the firm’s clients.


  • Illinois State University, B.S. in History/Social-Studies Education, Minor in Politics and Government, 2010
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2018
  • JD Certificate in Trial Advocacy
  • JD Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution


Illinois, 2018


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Award in Criminal Procedure, 2017
  • The John Marshall Law School Dean’s List
  • The John Marshall Law School Moot Court Honors Council, 2017-2018
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society


In his spare time, Dylan is an avid basketball player, reader, and runner and enjoys spending time with friends and family.