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.
Licensed since 2009
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
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.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2012||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Aprreciation||Lawyers Fund For Client Protection of the State of New York||2014|
|Pro Bono Award for 100% Law Firm Participation||Boulder County Bar Association / Boulder County Legal Services||2011|
|Magna Cum Laude||NIU College of Law||2009|
|Summa Cum Laude||Northern Illinois University||2006|
|University Honors||Northern Illinois University||2006|
|Maude Uhland Award||Northern Illinois University||2003|
|Attorney||Higgins & Burke, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Goulart & Associates, P.C.||2010 - 2012|
|Attorney||Cimino & Benham, LLC||2009 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||The Collins Firm||2008 - 2009|
|Legal Intern||The Homer Firm||2008 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Sheehan Law office||2007 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Corneille Law and Mediation||2007 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Fox River Business Alliance||Member||2013 - Present|
|Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois||Member||2013 - Present|
|Kane County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Construction Defect Task Force||Member||2011 - 2013|
|Boulder County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||2009 - 2012|
|United States District Court for the District of Colorado||Member of Bar||2009 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|NIU Environmental Law Society||Vice President||2008 - 2009|
|Yocam v. Renaissance, et al, Morgan County District Court, Colorado||Directed Verdict in favor of client in $4,000,000.00 real estate contract case|
|HD Supply v. Zakco, District Court, Larimer County Colorado||Negotiated dismissal of all claims against client|
|RGM Construction v. Frohsinn, Larimer County District Court, Colorado||Judgment in favor of client in case involving construction of $1Mil custom home|
|Rock Creek Register||Expansive Soil Damages: Know Your Rights||2010|
|Northern Illinois University College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2009|
|Northern Illinois University||Public Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|The Cow Ducked Under the Radar: CAFO Risks and Regulations||Agricultural Law||2009|
|From the Lumberyard to the Backyard: Regulation of Timber Preservatives||Environmental Risk Regulation Regimes||2008|