Todd Porter


Todd began his career as an appellate law clerk with the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, where he prepared appellate opinions and orders in all areas of civil and criminal litigation. Prior to joining Patton & Ryan, Todd worked at two other well-regarded defense firms in Chicago, with a focus on medical and nursing malpractice matters.

Todd is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, with a practice that has been concentrated in the defense of complex medical malpractice, general insurance and civil litigation, and appellate matters. He has represented health care organizations and professionals in all areas of medical and nursing care. He has also represented corporate entities and individuals in cases involving causes of action for defamation, invasion of privacy, clergy sexual abuse, breach of contract, and will contests.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., 1986
  • John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1990


  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1993


Playing golf, and spending time with family