MARCH 31, 2008
JEFFREY WOODS, TANGO GRILL, INC., ) Appeal from the
THE HELIX GROUP, INC., and MICHAEL ) Circuit Court of
NELSON, ) Cook County.
No. 06 L 9470
v. ) (Consolidated with
) 06 L 1919 and 06 L 753.)
PATTERSON LAW FIRM, P.C., and )
THOMAS PATTERSON, ) Honorable
) Dennis J. Burke,
Defendants-Appellants. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE ROBERT E. GORDON delivered the opinion of the court:
This is an interlocutory appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 307(a)(1)
(188 Ill. 2d R. 307(a)(1)) from an order of the circuit court of Cook County denying
defendants’ joint motion to compel arbitration and to stay all judicial proceedings
pending the conclusion of that arbitration. We affirm.
Plaintiffs, Jeffrey Woods, Michael Nelson, Tango Grills, Inc., and The Helix
Group, Inc., filed a legal malpractice action in the circuit court of Cook County against
defendants, Patterson Law Firm, P.C., and Thomas Patterson. Plaintiffs alleged that
defendants breached their professional duties in defending or failing to defend plaintiffs