Haley Molinaro


Haley earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, she worked as a legal assistant for two years, assisting in employment-based immigration. She then attended the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where she worked at the Circuit Court of Cook County in the Chancery Division and interned at the Environmental Law and Policy Center. She served as the Executive Student Publications Editor of the UIC Law Review, Associate Justice for the Moot Court Executive Board, and President of the UIC Environmental and Energy Law Society.

Prior to joining Patton & Ryan, Haley served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Raymond W. Mitchell in the Illinois Appellate Court, First Division. She gained knowledge of the judicial system and its procedures, and fervently applies this knowledge representing the firm’s clients.


  • Purdue University, B.S. in Mathematics, minor in Spanish, 2017
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2022


Illinois, 2022


Chicago Bar Association


  • Refortifying the Endangered Species Act: Its Degradation and How to Strengthen the Nation’s Most Comprehensive Law for Protecting Endangered Species, 55 UIC L. Rev. 317 (2022)
  • There is an Urgent Need for CAFO Legislation – and Illinois Can Lead the Way, UIC L. Rev. Blog Archives (2022)


Watching movies, cooking, gardening, biking, and saving the bees.