Jonah Orlofsky has mediated several hundred cases since beginning his mediation practice in 2011. He is also the owner of the Law Offices of Jonah Orlofsky, through which he maintains an active practice in complex civil litigation. Over the past 35 years, Jonah has litigated cases in trial courts throughout the country, including arguing dozens of appeals in numerous federal and state appellate courts. In his largest case he represented more than 2,000 laid-off steelworkers and secured a settlement worth in excess of $46 million.
Jonah believes in preparing for a mediation like he prepares for trial. He carefully reviews all the materials submitted and talks to the parties extensively before the mediation ever begins, so as to ensure that he has as thorough an understanding as is possible about what the parties need. Jonah combines the evaluative and facilitative mediation styles, and does not give up on a case until it can be settled or truly has reached impasse. Jonah has mediated cases in a wide range of areas, including class actions, insurance coverage cases, breach of contract suits, employment disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and attorney-client fee disputes.
Jonah is an approved mediator in the Cook County Law and Chancery Divisions, as well as the Lake and Will County mediation programs. He is also on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Neutral Mediators.
Resolute Systems, LLC administers Jonah’s mediation and arbitration practice.