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Jonathan Neal Jilek

Car accident Attorney at Portage, MI

5.0   21 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

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A TENACIOUS FIGHTER FOR MY CLIENTS

Jonathan N. Jilek served as law clerk to the Honorable Richard Ryan Lamb of the 9th Judicial Circuit prior to entering private practice.

Jon concentrates his practice in complex civil practice and handles serious personal injury cases on a daily basis. His passion is representing injured victims.

He also concentrates his practice in the area of liquor liability, representing individuals and entities with liquor license transfers, acquisitions and in liquor hearings and appeals. He has authored articles in the Michigan Beverage Journal including, "Michigan Court Re-Examines Obligations of Licensees in Dram Shop Cases" (2004) and " Court of Appeals Rules Police Officers, Firefighters May Sue a Licensee" (2005).

For a third consecutive year, Jon is recognized as a Rising Star by the Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars listing. Only 2.5 percent of all lawyers in Michigan are listed in the Super Lawyers publication. Jon Jilek was recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Michigan State Bar.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Location

Jonathan Neal Jilek
8080 Moorsbridge Rd., Ste 103
Portage, MI, 49024

Reviews

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Posted by Dan | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Trustworthy, Gets the Job Done
I hired Jonathan to represent me in a auto vs pedestrian case. It was clear from the outset he knew the law and the system - I was confident in him from the beginning and throughout the process. He took great interest in my case, treating my family and I like people and not just clients. I especially appreciated how he kept me up to date, explained things with patience, and answered my questions quickly. Over time what became clear as well, he has the respect of the legal community here in West Michigan. He's cultivated relationships with many of them, which affords him the ability to truly advocate for his clients. I sincerely hope I will never need legal services of this kind again, but if I do, I'll be calling Jonathan without hesitation. I will recommend him to others as well.
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Posted by James L Liggins Jr | December 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Personal Injury Attorney
I send most of my clients with personal injury concerns to Jon. He is an excellent attorney. Always response and I've even litigated against him in defense of a personal injury action so I've seen him in practice. He is highly recommended.
Posted by Stu | April 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jon and his staff were fantastic and helped guide us through the legal process after an accident we were involved in out-of-state. He was able to get us some excellent results and I will recommend Jon to anyone that I know that is in need of legal council following an accident.
Posted by Kyleigh | March 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I used Jonathan Jilek as my lawyer and did not regret my choice one bit! Great comminucation and he gets gets the job done! I would recommend him and this practice to anyone in need of a great attorney.
Posted by Ruby | November 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sufficient,Caring,Organized
Jon was always very sufficient with my case involving a bicycle/automobile collision. He treated us with care and was always efficient on answering questions right away and very encouraging with all my emotions in telling me I'm doing a great job. He did not make me feel intimidated or nervous he carried a relaxing vibe and always made sure we were okay before he took the next steps. I would recommend him for a attorney. Thank you Jon for being a great attorney.
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Posted by Jim | August 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car truck accident
We had excellent results. Jon went over and above for our settlement. We were kept up to date and any questions we asked were promptly answered. We want to extend our thanks to all the staff. Susan was very helpful. She always got back with us when the question we had for Jon was explained.
Posted by Mary | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Jilek is compassionate and thorough
I worked with Jonathan on a dog attack case. Jon was thorough, fair, and balanced. He worked tirelessly with the opposing counsel to come up with a fair reasonable settlement. He is reliable and very responsive to clients. I would highly recommend Jon!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truck versus bike
Jon was hired to represent me in a auto vs bicycle case. I appreciated his “no nonsense” approach and was confident he had the skills/abilities to competently represent me from the first meeting with him. I especially appreciated how he kept me up to date and patiently and thoroughly answered any questions whenever I had them. I greatly valued and respected his advocacy for me when I was faced with insurance payment issues related to my injuries and who (primary vs. secondary coverage) was responsible for payment. It is stressful to have life altering injuries but helpful knowing Jon was on my team to address challenges. This became especially important due to the time consuming nature of navigating the legal system when situations like mine happen. I recommend Jon and his team and would not hesitate to hire him again in the future if I needed his services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge, Professional, and Compassionate
Jon is knowledgeable and worked diligently to reach a positive outcome. Jon’s direct and transparent communication style was appreciated, as I always felt well informed. Jon is also compassionate, which was comforting when navigating the challenges of injury and recovery.
Posted by Joe | July 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vehicle Accident
Jon has been a great lawyer! Highly recommended. Answers questions very clearly and puts forth extordinary effort's. The communication with his firm has been very responsive and concise. A professional practice who holds its clients at its highest priority.
Posted by E | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience
Jon was aggressive but professional. He listened well, gave good counsel, was respectful of both sides in the case and pushed hard for a positive outcome. He kept me updated on where things were at and made me aware of all possible outcomes and what to expect each step of the way. I've never needed a lawyer and hope to never need it again in the future, but if I do, I'd go back and use Jon's services & expertise again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Joel | July 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle hit by auto
Auto impacted my motorcycle. 4 days in hospital plus 2 month recovery to 90% of previous good health. Jon knows the system and negotiated it effectively on my behalf. Key point: I would seek his council in future if situation for such arose.
Posted by Duane & Elizabeth | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
motorcycle accident
My wife and I were involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident and a friend recommended Jon Jilek. He visited us in the hospital and explained everything to us. We hired him and he went to work on our behalf. Ours was a very difficult case. He worked very hard dealing with many different people and insurance companies to get to the truth and get the resolution we needed. We are happy with the results from this case. I don't think your average attorney would be able to or take the time to navigate their way through this extremely complicated case. We would like to thank Jon and his entire staff for their hard work. We do highly recommend him .
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Posted by Robin | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Consummate Professional
Jon helped me during one of the most difficult times I've ever experienced. I was hit by a car while crossing the street. I found myself unable to work and my wife and I were terrified. As soon as we began working with Jon, we started to feel much better about everything. His clear communication, unwavering professionalism, and rock-solid confidence convinced us from day one that we had the best help available. Jon obtained me the maximum settlement available for my circumstances. Instead of struggling through financial despair, we have been able to repair and improve our situation as I continue to rehabilitate and we move confidently into our future. I would strongly recommend Jon to anyone looking to engage legal counsel or assistance. Jon, we will always be more grateful to you than we could ever say. THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Cris Vazquez | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truck on truck accident
My case was on it's leg with on a couple of days to be thrown out the legal system and while he was on vacation he took the time to listen to me and treated respect and fought for my case and some how he and firm were able to keep it alive and see it to a very satisfactory outcome I'm a very very satisfied client and I highly recommend Koning and Jilek. Thank you Jonathan
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and Professional
Jonathan Jilek was very helpful and helped us past the paperwork to a successful outcome.
Posted by Linda | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dog Bite Victory
Attorney Jilek was incredible ! I love his straight shooting advice, he was aggressive, didn't waste any one's time, and was very professional with the results that he predicted. I would HIGHLY recommend him and his staff to represent you!
Posted by Chris | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dog Bite Case
Mr. Jilek was extremely professional and helpful during the entire process of my case. He informed me of my options and goes the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. I would definitely recommend Mr. Jilek to all my friends and acquaintances for all their legal needs and support.
Posted by Kristin | July 29, 2015
Dog Bite
Jon was absolutely amazing dealing with my case. I was extremely nervous going into it, but he really put my mind at ease and made everything very easy for me. More importantly, when it came time for my son to go under oath and talk to the judge about what happened, he made him feel comfortable and talked very kindly to him and in a way a 6 year old could understand. He kept me in the loop about everything and I am grateful for everything he did for my son and I!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Car Accident 2011
I would have been lost without John, the average person has no idea what they are entitled to with no fault insurance. The war between my auto and medical company would have swallowed me whole. I can't thank him enough for all his help and direction!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Koning & Jilek, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lorenzo Tienda v. Integon National Ins Co.

Associations

  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2013 - Present
  • Van Buren County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Monthly contributor
  • 2003 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyers
  • Super Lawyer - Michigan
  • 2015
  • Superlawyers
  • Super Lawyer - Michigan
  • 2014
  • Superlawyers
  • Rising Star - Michigan
  • 2013
  • Superlawyers
  • Rising Star - Michigan
  • 2012
  • Superlawyers
  • Rising Star - Michigan
  • 2011
  • Superlawyers
  • Rising Star - Michigan
  • 2010
  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Superlawyers
  • Rising Star - Michigan
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar in the Snow
  • Requesting immediate payment of attorneys fees in PIP cases
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
Endorse Jonathan
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Jilek is extremely friendly and approachable. He knows the intricacies of his practice areas and is a strong advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Attorney Jilek."
Discrimination Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon went above the call of duty to protect the interest of our mutual client. I highly recommend Jon and his firm."
Car accident Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon is an outstanding lawyer. He is well versed in the law and has outstanding success in matters he handles."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Portage Car accident Lawyer Jonathan Neal Jilek
Jonathan Neal Jilek
Car accident Attorney
Portage, MI
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available