Patricia Roe Morton, P.A.
As an equity partner in litigation in a Chicago law firm, I handled all aspects of firm management. I first-chaired trials in state and federal court, am familiar with all aspects of case analysis and trial preparation. Two of my cases went before the Illinois Supreme Court and were decided in my clients’ favor. Our firm did primarily tort work, but I did handle commercial and medical malpractice and devices cases. Encouraged to move to Florida for an in-house position, I was General Counsel for a software company. Legal was involved in all aspects of the company. It wrote or reviewed all contracts, oversaw outside litigation, handled intellectual property, oversaw compliance and international employment matters, oversaw human resources, insurances, worked with the M&A team on due diligence and was responsible for integration in intellectual property, employment, legal, and insurance. After 30 years of practice, I love everything about the law except the 24/7 aspect. I tried contract work and am looking for more. One contract kept me occupied, part time, for 19 months. Currently I am managing a timeshare foreclosure matter. Computer literate, I have worked in the client’s office, at home connected to its network, or entirely at home sending in work by email. I am interested in all types of projects, having experience in litigation, corporate, tort and commercial matters. Law firms are slow to change but contract counsel can provide them a means to provide a service to a client, for which they might not be staffed, obtain revenues and gratitude from the client, then as the project ends, simply say goodbye to the contract attorney. It is an economic win-win-win for the law firm, the client, and the contract attorney; as well as being an excellent way to obtain quality legal assistance at a reasonable price.