Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes was recently honored with the “Beyond in Big Law” Award, given by the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA). This award recognizes an attorney who has made an impact on the legal profession by blazing a new trail. Patricia is the first African American woman to manage and have her name on the door of a major law firm that is not women- or minority-owned. She has dedicated her career to mentoring and creating opportunities for up-and-coming lawyers.
The award was presented at the 2022 Beyond Ball celebrating the BWLA’s 35thanniversary and honoring their founders and past presidents. Patricia was a founding member in 1987 and served as president from 1997 to 1998. She was previously honored with the BWLA’s 2005 Visionary Award and the 2017 Vanguard Award.