Jordan B. Dorrestein

Jordan B. Dorrestein

A member of the Federal Trial Bar for Northern Illinois, Jordan is a litigator in Griffin | Williams LLP’s commercial litigation practice. He has spent his career representing clients in complex matters involving securities and investment fraud, insurance fraud and commercial disputes with investment characteristics, including derivative actions brought by investors in business entities. His track record of achieving excellent results has afforded him the distinction of being selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Some of Jordan’s more notable litigation results have included:

  • Obtaining court approval of a derivative action settlement valued at over $7,500,000.00 for the benefit of over 65 investors;
  • Securing a directed verdict for a client sued for fraud relative to a $4,000,000.00 land purchase agreement;
  • Representing an elderly woman sued for breach of a $1,000,000.00 construction contract, Jordan obtained a ruling that it was the party suing his client who breached his duties and a corresponding award of damages for his client;
  • After successfully obtaining dismissal of all claims against clients sued for the alleged mismanagement of the plaintiff’s $1,300,000.00 investment in a hedge fund, Jordan prepared a winning appellate brief that resulted in the appellate court affirming those dismissals.

Northern Illinois University
Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, summa cum laude


Northern Illinois University – College of Law
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude


Bar Admissions

States: Illinois, Colorado

U.S. District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, General Bar and Federal Trial Bar; Northern District of Indiana; District of Colorado.


Community Involvement

Fox River Business Alliance

NIU College of Law Mentor Program

Practice Areas

Securities and Investment Fraud

Life Insurance litigation (including stranger originated “STOLI” policies, viatical / life settlements and negligent issuance of policies)

Business and partnership disputes

Derivative actions

Adversary Proceedings

Real Estate Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation

Contract Litigation


Professional Associations

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (2015 – present)
Fox River Business Alliance (2013 – present)
Kane County Bar Association (2012 – present)
Illinois State Bar Association (2012 – present)
Colorado Bar Association (2009 – present)
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (2010 – 2013)