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Jordan B. Dorrestein

Litigation Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 11 years
    Colorado - CO 14 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jordan

Learn Jordan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    Business entity formation, corporate governance, Mergers & Acquisitions

  2. Litigation
    40%

    15 years

  3. Life insurance
    10%

    14 years

  4. Securities and investment fraud
    10%

    14 years

A member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Jordan is the founder of the law firm of JD Law, LLC. 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, 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, 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, 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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Location

JD Law, LLC
10 Illinois St Suite 110
Saint Charles, IL, 60174

Reviews

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Posted by Patrick | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Representation
Jordan and the firm he works for represented me in a labor dispute with a former employer. He kept me informed throughout the process offering sound legal advice and helped me through a difficult time! His positive approach backed with extensive legal knowledge was a winning combination! I found him and his firm easy to work with having my best interest at heart. If you find yourself looking for a legal team you can trust, I would highly recommend Jordan and the firm of Griffin / Williams LLP to anyone who needs great legal representation!
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Posted by Bill | July 24, 2014
Great Attorney
Jordan is a very knowledgeable attorney. He was able to have a case against me dismissed after he pierced the other attorney's lawsuit. Jordan is also a very personable and responsive person to work with.
Posted by Dave | June 26, 2014
Great communication, helped get results!
We dealt with Jordan in resolving a particularly difficult fraud case. There were a number of parties involved, all pointing fingers at each other. Jordan kept us informed of all of the issues; he kept us confident that eventually results would happen as everything got sorted out while it dragged on. In the end, Jordan and his firm came through, just as he explained would likely happen. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism, his great communication skills, and getting results.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2014
Exceeding Expectations
Mr. Dorrestein has helped me with several legal issues both in the state of Colorado and in Illinois over the last few years. He is someone I can count on to turn to when faced with legal issues in both my business and my personal life. More importantly, Jordan is always straightforward and honest about my situation and won't just take on an issue for the sake of profit. For example, I recently turned to him about a potential case for a family member and he helped us reach a solution without using the court and having to pay all the costs associated with a lawsuit. I hold him in the highest of regard and would recommend him without hesitation to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2010
Awesome Lawyer!!!!
Mr Dorrestein was empathetic and understanding at all times. I felt as though he worked really hard on my case, and always kept me informed of everything he was doing. He was understanding of my situation, and hard on the opposing counsel. Would recommend Mr. Dorrestein to ANYONE!!!!!

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney | Founder
  • JD Law, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Griffin | Williams LLP
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Higgins & Burke, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Goulart & Associates, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Westlaw student representative
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008 - 2009
  • 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
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Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pignato v. Stanley
  • Obtained court approval of settlement valued at over $7,500,000.00 in complex securities derivative action
  • Lambert v. American Freedom Insurance, Cook County Case No. 13 L 010170
  • Settlement in favor of client.
  • S. Louis Rathje v. Horlbeck Capital Management
  • The appellate court affirmed the dismissal of all claims against Jordan's clients relative to their management of a multi-million dollar hedge fund.
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Associations

  • U.S. District Court of Northern Indiana
  • Member of Bar
  • 2016 - Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fox River Business Alliance
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Member of Bar
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Construction Defect Task Force
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • NIU Environmental Law Society
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 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
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Publications

  • Rock Creek Register
  • Expansive Soil Damages: Know Your Rights
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (67)
Endorse Jordan
Litigation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"When dealing with impossible deadlines and complex legal issues, Jordan is exactly the guy I want to be working with. He is willing to hit the trenches and get the hard work done, but also brings in fresh legal perspectives that strengthen anything we work on together. During the short time he has worked at H&B, he is already building an impressive resume of victories in difficult cases. Jordan wrote two motions getting two separate complex securities cases dismissed. While his hard work and new ideas are great to work with, the best part of working with Jordan is his positive and motivated attitude. I look forward to continuing to work together with him on cases, and hope I don't ever face him from the opposite side someday in the distant future."
Business Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Top notch attorney in a world of mediocre attorneys. I would hire him without hesitation and do so heartily and with reservation endorse Mr. Dorrestein."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jordan is an excellent attorney and litigator. I had the pleasure of working with him on a joint matter and he was great to work with and a valuable asset to the client. If another matter presents itself, I would not hesitate to work with Jordan again and endorse him wholeheartedly."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Recently, I spent two days with Jordan where we had an opportunity to discuss the complex facts and applicable law regarding a matter that involved state and federal insurance and securities issues. Jordan has a keen knowledge of the nuances of this incredibly complex situation, but was able to distill its essence so that we could attempt to identify the potential solutions to the problem. He has a quick intellect and can verbalize plainly both factual and legal issues. I have been a practitioner in the securities arena for 26 and can attest to Jordan's ample capabilities in this and many others areas of law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is a very good reason that Jordan holds the highest possible professional ratings an attorney can earn - he has, in fact, earned those ratings through his unrelenting drive to serve his clients at the highest possible level. Jordan has an absolutely tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience in viatical settlement litigation, which he combines with an unparalleled commitment to his clients and their cause. In short, one would be well served in entrusting Jordan as their attorney and counselor at law."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was very impressed with Jordan's in depth knowledge about viatical settlement litigation. He is very forward thinking and has a clear vision of the goals and processes required for success. I thought he was very approachable and friendly. His obvious competence and easygoing demeanor inspire confidence. I would definitely retain Jordan's services for my own legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Litigation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
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Saint Charles Litigation Lawyer Jordan B. Dorrestein
Jordan B. Dorrestein
Litigation Attorney
Saint Charles, IL
Licensed for 14 years