Patrick Simon primarily practices in the areas of education and labor and employment law. He represents both public and private K-12 and higher education institutions advising on student and personnel matters, litigation, and compliance with state and federal law. Patrick also represents private business and organizations in employment matters and litigation. Patrick attended law school at Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to attending law school, Patrick worked for the Illinois General Assembly and the Office of the Governor, helping craft state-wide policy. In addition to his state government experience, Patrick served as a school board member for Brussels Community Unit School District #42. During his time on the board, Patrick was appointed to the committee tasked with negotiating the district’s collective bargaining agreement and cooperative sports agreement with a neighboring school district. In 2022, Patrick was elected to the County Commission for Calhoun County, Illinois where he continues to put his knowledge of local government into practice tackling issues related to labor and employment, compliance with state and federal law, healthcare, and budgeting and taxation. During law school, Patrick interned for United States District Court Judge Stephen McGlynn in the Southern District of Illinois and the Saint Louis University Legal Defense Clinic. Prior to joining Tueth Keeney, Patrick was an Assistant State’s Attorney in Madison County, Illinois.
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2022
- Larry & Therese Miller Award for Pro Bono Legal Service
B.A., University of Illinois at Springfield, 2017
- Graduated with Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Communication with Honors
- Magna Cum Laude
- Student of the Year 2016
- Illinois Bar Association