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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


  1. Litigation: 45%
    7 years
  2. Investment Fraud: 25%
    6 years
  3. Life Insurance: 25%
    6 years
  4. Appeals: 5%
    4 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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    I have had the pleasure of working with Jordan for the past several years. He is an exceptional attorney who dedicates himself to pursuing justice for his clients. I'm glad to have him on my team.


    Brittany Higgins Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • John Kim

    Jordan Dorrestein is an attorney who I attended law school with and a highly respected litigator in the legal community. His conscientious work ethic makes him a results oriented effective attorney and I would refer any one of my clients to Jordan should they require his legal expertise.


    John Kim Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Higgins & Burke, P.C.

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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Illinois Rising Star 2016Super Lawyers2015
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
Westlaw student representativeThomson Reuters2008 - 2009
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 LawLawJD - Juris 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