Patrick M. Miller



Patrick Miller partners with clients to maximize value in executing major projects in the ever-evolving construction industry. Patrick is a co-leader of Faegre Drinker's Chicago team.

Patrick is experienced in public infrastructure, design-build and P3 procurement. He serves on the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Legal Committee and is one of few lawyers in the nation approved to teach DBIA’s Contracts and Risk course. He has extensive experience with heavy civil and highway construction, P3 projects, and real estate development.

Patrick also represents clients in construction and real estate litigation, helping resolve disputes in Chicago, Indiana and throughout the country. He has represented clients in change and delay claims, construction defect matters, commercial foreclosure and workout litigation, among other issues.


Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court
Indiana Supreme Court
Wisconsin Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


Marquette University Law School
J.D. (2002)

University of Wisconsin
B.A. (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Mind Your RFPs and RFQs: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Public Design-Build Procurement
    Monticello, Quarterly Journal of the Jefferson Society, April 11, 2015 
  • P3: Water Supply Issues & Models for Successful Water Collaboration
    Co-presenter, 2015 Water Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, 2015
  • Design-Build Contracts and Risk
    Design-Build Institute of American, Multiple Offerings Every Year
  • 3rd Annual Development and Construction Summit
    Moderator, Bisnow Chicago, 2015
  • Current Issues in Sustainable Design and Construction
    Halfmoon Education, 2013
  • Illinois Construction Case Law Update
    Faegre Baker Daniels Construction Seminar, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association — Forum on Construction Industry; Litigation Section: Construction Litigation Committee and Subcommittee on Damages (Co-Chair)

Civic Activities

  • Steppenwolf Theatre Corporate Council — Steering Committee

Firm Leadership

  • Co-Office Leader, Chicago


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15
  • Moot Court Executive Board
  • Corporate Law Moot Court Competition — Coach and First-Place Overall Team, 2002; Participant, 2001
  • National Health Law Moot Competition — Participant, 2001
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