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Jordan B. Dorrestein

Jordan B. Dorrestein

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Jordan Dorrestein

About Me

A member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Jordan is a litigation attorney at the St. Charles, Illinois law firm of Higgins & Burke P.C.


While the majority of his practice is devoted to representing families that have been victims of fraudulent investment and insurance schemes, Jordan is also an effective commercial litigation defense attorney. For example, in 2012, Jordan obtained dismissal of all claims against a client sued for mismanagement of a multi-million dollar hedge fund, while simultaneously obtaining dismissal of all claims against two clients being sued under the Illinois Trade Secrets Act with alleged losses exceeding $5,000,000.00.

Prior to joining Higgins & Burke, P.C., Jordan was the lead associate attorney with the litigation practice of Goulart & Associates, P.C. in Boulder, Colorado. During that time, Jordan secured multiple favorable judgments and settlements for his clients in a wide array of legal matters including construction defect, real estate, life/viatical settlements, and securities and business disputes. His noteworthy trials included a directed verdict in favor of a client sued for fraud in connection with a $4,000,000.00 real estate agreement and a verdict for a client who was originally brought into the suit as a defendant in a $1,000,000.00 construction case, but ended up being awarded damages from the plaintiff by the close of trial.

Leading up to becoming an attorney, Jordan enjoyed several years of experience working in various legal arenas that have shaped his perspective on what it means to effectively represent a client and advocate their cause. For example, Jordan’s previous legal experiences have included working as a law clerk for a legally blind sole practitioner, an internship with retired Appellate Judge and Illinois Legislative Inspector General of Ethics Thomas Homer and a one year clerkship with the respected Naperville, Illinois based Collins Law Firm in matters of complex litigation.

This wide array of legal experience allows Jordan to advise clients on intersecting matters across many fields of law and take creative and insightful approaches to solving his clients' legal issues.

Jordan is currently admitted to practice law in Illinois, Colorado, the United States District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and Northern Illinois, and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Litigation: 100%
    6 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Donald Thomas Goulart

    Jordan Dorrestein Is one of the most talented attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Jordan's ability to analyze complex legal concepts and translate those concepts into persuasive legal argument was recently evidenced by Jordan successfully representing a client in a complex jury trial involving a four million dollar purchase and sale agreement. Jordan brings not only keen intellect to the practice of law, but a strong desire to go the extra distance for his clients.


    Donald Goulart Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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    I have had the distinct privilege of knowing Mr. Dorrestein throughout law school and during his professional career. He is an intelligent man with a diligent work ethic. He is exceptionally well versed in all facets of the law and has a genuine desire to learn all he can to be better able to adapt to changing circumstances and unique/complex cases. His courtroom presence is astounding as he can intelligently, coherently, and persuasively put forth an argument that is both legally and ethically sound. He conducts his practice with confidence, yet without arrogance. He takes pride in his work and it shows in his zealous representation of his clients. I strongly endorse Mr. Dorrestein as an outstanding attorney as well as a tremendous individual. One would be well served by trusting in Mr. Dorrestein for any legal concern.


    Anthony Gioia
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Higgins & Burke, P.C.

2560 Foxfield Rd. Suite 200
St. Charles, IL, 60174


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AprreciationLawyers Fund For Client Protection of the State of New York2014
Pro Bono Award for 100% Law Firm ParticipationBoulder County Bar Association / Boulder County Legal Services2011
Magna Cum LaudeNIU College of Law2009
Summa Cum LaudeNorthern Illinois University2006
University HonorsNorthern Illinois University2006
Maude Uhland AwardNorthern Illinois University2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHiggins & Burke, P.C.2012 - Present
AttorneyGoulart & Associates, P.C.2010 - 2012
AttorneyCimino & Benham, LLC2009 - 2010
Law ClerkThe Collins Firm2008 - 2009
Legal InternThe Homer Firm2008 - 2009
Law ClerkSheehan Law office2007 - 2008
Law ClerkCorneille Law and Mediation2007 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Fox River Business AllianceMember2013 - Present
Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of IllinoisMember2013 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers Construction Defect Task ForceMember2011 - 2013
Boulder County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Denver Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoMember of Bar2009 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
NIU Environmental Law SocietyVice President2008 - 2009

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Yocam v. Renaissance, et al, Morgan County District Court, ColoradoDirected Verdict in favor of client in $4,000,000.00 real estate contract case
HD Supply v. Zakco, District Court, Larimer County ColoradoNegotiated dismissal of all claims against client
RGM Construction v. Frohsinn, Larimer County District Court, ColoradoJudgment in favor of client in case involving construction of $1Mil custom home

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Publication NameTitleDate
Rock Creek RegisterExpansive Soil Damages: Know Your Rights2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2009
Northern Illinois UniversityPublic LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Cow Ducked Under the Radar: CAFO Risks and RegulationsAgricultural Law2009
From the Lumberyard to the Backyard: Regulation of Timber PreservativesEnvironmental Risk Regulation Regimes2008