Jonathan D. Sherman
Jonathan D. Sherman is an accomplished litigator who focuses his practice on three areas: business disputes involving contract, insurance, trade secret, and other matters; consumer financial services litigation on behalf of banks, mortgage lenders, and loan servicers in claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and related federal and state consumer protection statutes; and the defense of lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Drawing on his broad range of experience, Jon has also served as interim general counsel for one of the firm's largest clients.
Jon has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States at the trial and appellate levels, including the Illinois Supreme Court. He has led clients through successful arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings. He has achieved significant victories and out-of-court settlements, and approaches each case with an eye toward aggressive, cost-effective resolution.
IN THE PROFESSION
Jon is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association (past Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education subcommittee of the Commercial Litigation Committee). He has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network as a top Illinois lawyer in the area of commercial litigation (2004-2013). Jon co-authored the chapter "How to Overspend and Lose the Case: Ten Common Mistakes in Big Ticket Litigation" for the eBook Straight from the Top: Case Studies in the World of Litigation. While in law school, Jon served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Jon serves on the Illinois Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. He provides pro bono legal services for The ARK and other social service agencies. A volunteer for Lawyers in the Classroom, Jon teaches Chicago public school students about the Constitution and the American legal system.
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Michigan
B.A., with distinction and highest honors, 1980
Jon is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar) and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.