Jonathan F. Jorissen

Location: Birmingham, Michigan
Phone: 248-971-1728
Fax: 248-971-1801

Jonathan Jorissen concentrates his practice in commercial and business litigation, including supply-chain disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. Mr. Jorissen has been named a "Rising Star" in business litigation by Michigan "Super Lawyers." Mr. Jorissen also has considerable media-law experience and has successfully represented media clients defending defamation and invasion-of-privacy claims.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Ave Maria School of Law. Before entering private practice, Mr. Jorissen clerked for the Honorable Lawrence P. Zatkoff of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


Recent Experience Includes


• National representation of leading tire manufacturer in catastrophic personal injury cases
• Obtained favorable resolutions in negotiating contract terms and conditions
• Successfully defended health-care provider in medical malpractice case

• Counseled Tier 1 suppliers in numerous high-stakes automotive supply chain disputes
• Worked on trial team that secured a $25.7M judgment in action for breach of a supply contract
• Obtained summary disposition for national cable company in defamation lawsuit
• Obtained summary disposition for newspaper sued for invasion of privacy


Areas of Practice


• Complex Commercial Litigation
• Product Liability, Recall and Warranty Disputes and Counseling
• Automotive Supply Chain Counseling


Bar Admissions


• Michigan, 2007
• U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2009
• U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2013
• U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2008


Education, Professional Associations and Awards


• Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan
◦ J.D. magna cum laude - 2007
◦ Honors: St. Thomas More Full-Tuition Academic Scholarship
◦ Law Review: Ave Maria School of Law Law Review, Notes Editor, 2006 - 2007
• University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
◦ B.A. cum laude - 2002
◦ Honors: Irish Clover & Student Leadership Awards
◦ Honors: Chief of Staff for the Office of the Student Body President
◦ Honors: Junior Class President
◦ Major: Philosophy
◦ Minor: Theology

• Rising Star in Business Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, and 2015
• 2013 Worldwide Who's Who, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
• American Bar Association, Member
• State Bar of Michigan, Member

• Oakland County Bar Association


Past Employment Positions


• Butzel Long, Litigation Associate, 2010 - 2013
• U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2010
• Honorable Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Judicial Law Clerk
• Honorable Judge Stanley Latreille at the 44th Circuit Court in Howell, Michigan, Extern
• Student Activities Office of the University of Notre Dame, Program Coordinator