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.

Jordan brings his business litigation experience to bear in his business law practice and routinely advises clients in matters of: entity selection and formation; preparation of operating, partnership and stockholder agreements; contract drafting and interpretation; asset and business purchases/sales, and other day-to-day business matters.

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

Civic Activities

Fox River Business Alliance
NIU College of Law Mentor Program


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


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)


Business Law and Litigation
Derivative Actions
Securities and Investment Fraud
Life Insurance Litigation
Construction Law
Real Estate Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation
Contract Litigation

Why Griffin Williams

High Quality, Experienced Legal Representation

The attorneys of Griffin Williams have decades of collective experience helping both businesses and individuals achieve their legal goals. Our focus is on assuring the best possible outcome for our clients, and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure we achieve that result each time.  Whether for business law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate or more — our goal is to earn your trust to guarantee that you count on Griffin Williams to be your Lawyers for Business and Lawyers for Life!

Local Presence

Griffin Williams is based in Geneva, Illinois — the heart of the TriCity territory of the Fox Valley Region, in Chicago’s Western Suburbs.  We have a very strong local, Chicago-area presence with a reputation for being one of the Midwest’s most capable small firms.  Our reach, however, extends far beyond our local presence, and we have handled cases spanning the continental U.S.  If you’re looking for a law firm with a regional identity and national capability, you’ve come to the right place in Griffin Williams, LLP.

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The experience of our partners and attorneys at Griffin Williams enables us to follow the very best practices and legal standards to be expected of the finest legal representation anywhere in America.  When it comes to having the know-how to execute appropriate legal strategy on a consistent basis for our clients, our team scores highly.  Count on Griffin Williams to handle your employment, tort, property dispute, contract or other issues consistently and expediently.

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Our team at Griffin Williams has tried cases and settled legal matters coast to coast, and for businesses that are national and international in scope.  We are confident in our ability to handle your business and personal legal matters on any stage.