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A member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Jordan is a litigation attorney at the Geneva, Illinois law firm of Griffin | Williams LLP. Some of Jordan's more notable case results include:


 




  • Jury trial: Obtaining a directed verdict for a client sued for fraud relative to a $4,000,000.00 land purchase agreement in a one week trial;


  • Bench Trial: Representing an elderly woman sued for breach of a one million dollar construction contract, judgment was not only entered against the plaintiff bringing the suit againt Jordan's client, but the court also awarded Jordan's client damages;


  • Appeals: Successfully defended dismissal of all claims against clients sued for the alleged mismanagement of plaintiff's $1,300,000.00 investment in a hedge fund;


  • Summary judgment:Defeated motion for summary judgment filed by automobile insurance provider in a breach of contract action on the heals of trial. At trial, defendants offered two times the contract damages to settle;


  • Derivative action: Structured and obtained court approval of settlement valued at over $7,500,000.00 for the benefit of over 65 investors in multiple entities and properties.


 


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, Northern Illinois and Indiana and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of Colorado and Northern Illinois.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 40%
    7 years
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Investment Fraud: 20%
    6 years
  4. Life Insurance: 20%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marissa Rivera Hanson

    Jordan is one of the most authentic and geniuine lawyers you will meet. There is no smoke and mirrors with Jordan-- what you see is what you get: a honest, professional and extremely knowledgeable attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse Jordan as an outstanding lawyer within the legal community.

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    Marissa Hanson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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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.

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    Brittany Higgins Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Griffin | Williams LLP

21 N. Fourth St.
Geneva, IL, 60134

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/11/2016
COActive200906/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
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
Attorney at LawGriffin | Williams LLP2016 - Present
AttorneyHiggins & Burke, P.C.2012 - 2016
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. District Court of Northern IndianaMember of Bar2016 - Present
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
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoMember of Bar2009 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers Construction Defect Task ForceMember2011 - 2013
Boulder County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Denver Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2012
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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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Rock Creek RegisterExpansive Soil Damages: Know Your Rights2010
Education
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