Patti has also been actively involved in many professional organizations including serving as past President of the 22,000 member Chicago Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association. She was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and served as a Regent for Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana on ACTL's Board of Regents. She is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) and currently serves on ITLA's Board of Managers.
Patti was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Rules Committee 1995 - 2003 and also served as the Chair of that Committee for a number of years. The Illinois Supreme Court also appointed her Commissioner of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission from 2001-2007.