Patrick J. Rocks
Patrick Rocks is the General Counsel of the Board of Education. He has served in that office since March 1, 2005. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Rocks served in various offices in the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Chicago from 1987 to 2005. From November 2002 to February 2005, he served as first assistant corporation counsel. From May 1998 to November 2002, he served as deputy corporation counsel for the Employment Litigation Division. From December 1993 to May 1998, he served as chief assistant corporation counsel in the Labor Division. From July 1987 to December 1993, he served as an assistant corporation counsel in the General Litigation and Labor Divisions. Prior to his service with the City of Chicago, Mr. Rocks served as a judicial clerk and was engaged in private practice. Mr. Rocks received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1985 and his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1980.