Jonah Orlofsky is a 1980 graduate of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, serving as Articles Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and winning the Adlai Stevenson Award for the best written brief in the annual moot court competition. Upon graduation, Jonah spent two years clerking for Judge Milton I. Shadur on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
After his clerkship, Jonah joined the boutique litigation firm Plotkin & Jacobs, Ltd., later named Plotkin, Jacobs & Orlofsky, Ltd. There, Jonah litigated complex civil cases, conducting trials and arguing appeals in over a dozen states. In 2000, Jonah formed his own law firm, the Law Offices of Jonah Orlofsky, to continue his practice.
Around 2010, Jonah began wrapping up his litigation practice to devote himself full time to alternative dispute resolution. Since that time, Jonah Orlofsky has mediated and arbitrated over 1,000 cases in a broad spectrum of areas, including consumer cases, insurance coverage disputes, class actions,
breach of contract, ERISA, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, real estate disputes, employment matters, attorney-client disputes, family law matters, and intra-organizational conflicts.
Jonah serves on mediation panels for the following organizations: Resolute Systems, Ltd., American Arbitration Association, FINRA, Center for Conflict Resolution, Kane County Child Protection Program, Cook, Kane and Lake county courtrooms, and Lawyers for the Creative Arts. He has also lectured and written extensively on topics relating to mediation.
Jonah serves on the arbitration panels for the following organizations: American Arbitration Association, FINRA, the Circuit Court of Cook County, and the Better Business Bureau.
Developed and taught full-day training program for mediating mortgage foreclosure cases (2022).
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