Stephen Bartholomew


Stephen Bartholomew hails from Indianapolis and attended Indiana University, where he earned his BA in Economics and Political Science with a Certificate in Informatics. After college, Stephen moved to Chicago to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor with a concentration in Intellectual Property. He served as a Staff Editor and Articles Editor on the UIC Review of Intellectual Property law for volumes 19 and 20, respectively.

During law school and prior to working at Patton & Ryan, Stephen gained experience working at a mid-sized Chicago-based law firm, where he worked in a wide array of areas like subrogation, medical malpractice, products liability, as well as trade secret and commercial litigation. Stephen joined Patton & Ryan after graduation and is eager to apply his knowledge to zealously represent the firm’s clients.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys exploring the city of Chicago, watching European Soccer, and traveling the United States to hike and rock climb.


  • Indiana University, Bloomington. Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science and a Certificate in Informatics, 2019.
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, Concentration: Intellectual Property, 2022.


Illinois, 2022

In the Community

– Articles Editor, UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s List: Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022
  • Graduated cum laude


Carpenter v. United States: Step Forward for Smartphones and Their Data, But Maybe Not for Other Technologies, UIC Review of Intellectual Property Law, 2020.


Rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, and following Soccer.