Attorney Patrick B. Hurley

Patrick B. Hurley

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Domestic Relations



Patrick B. Hurley is a Senior Director in the firm's Litigation Group. Pat's practice involves the representation of individuals and businesses in a variety of contexts, including divorce, child custody, premarital agreements, and general civil litigation. In addition to his substantial trial experience, Pat is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having successfully represented clients in numerous mediation and arbitration hearings.

Since 2010, Pat has received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" peer review rating, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of family law each year since 2013.

Pat has also been a leader in the DuPage County Bar Association, a professional association of approximately 2,800 members, where he has served on the Board of Directors, has chaired various committees, and served as its President in 2013-14. Additionally, Pat has served as President of the Robert E. Jones Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization of judges and lawyers based on the English Inns of Court system, designed to improve the skills, professionalism, and ethics of the bench and bar. Prior to joining Huck Bouma in 2000, Pat engaged in the general practice of law in the Boston, Massachusetts area, representing clients in such matters as divorce, personal injury, general civil litigation, criminal defense, and appellate practice.

Pat received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1990, with dual majors in Political Science and Philosophy. He graduated from Boston College Law School in 1993, receiving his Juris Doctor degree. During law school, Pat was a student attorney with the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau and clerked during the summers in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.

Pat lives in Hinsdale with his wife Cara, a clinical psychologist, and their two children. Pat enjoys music, sports, travel, food and wine.


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Second Vice President, 2011 to 2012
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Third Vice President, 2010 to 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2007 to 2010
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Chair, Planning Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Chair, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 2010 to 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Chair, Civil Law and Practice Committee, 2005 to 2006
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Chair, Entertainment Committee, 2003 to 2004
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Committee
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Civil Law and Practice Committee
  • American Inns of Court, DuPage Chapter, President, 2009 to 2010
  • American Inns of Court, DuPage Chapter, Vice President/Treasurer, 2008 to 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • DuPage Justinian Society of Lawyers, Member
  • DuPage County Bar Association, President, 2013 to 2014
  • Robert E. Jones Chapter of the American Inns of Court, President, 2009 to 2010
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly, 2013 to 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, 2014 to 2015


  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
  • DuPage County Bar Association Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Service, 2005, 2008
  • Illinois Super Lawyer