Jonathan Francis Jorissen

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability, Recall and Warranty Disputes and Counseling
  • Automotive Supply Chain Counseling
Jonathan Jorissen is a trial lawyer and counselor specializing in complex commercial litigation and product liability disputes.  He has a special emphasis in automotive contracting, supply chain counseling, and warranty and recall cost recovery claims. He has achieved positive results for some of the world’s leading automotive suppliers in litigation and commercial negotiations and regularly counsels those suppliers regarding contracts, warranty claims and defenses, and global supply chain issues. Mr. Jorissen has been named a “Rising Star” in business litigation by Michigan “Super Lawyers.” 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

  • Representation and counseling of Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in numerous high stakes automotive supply chain disputes
  • National representation of leading tire manufacturers in catastrophic personal injury cases
  • Negotiation and drafting of contract terms and conditions, non-disclosure, and other automotive supply agreements
  • Counseling of automotive suppliers on NHTSA regulations
  • Representation and counseling of suppliers in hundreds of automotive supply chain pricing, duration and quality disputes, including stop shipments and TROs
  • Successfully defended numerous manufacturers against claims for lost profits and termination claims
  • Obtained summary disposition in favor of gas station owner and a judgment of over $80,000 in breach of contract claim
  • Successfully defended and obtained summary disposition for a health-care provider in medical malpractice case
  • Worked on trial team that secured a $25.7M judgment in action for breach of a supply contract

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
  • Rising Star in Business Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, and 2015

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
Specialists in High-Stakes Litigation, Bankruptcy and Supply Chain Counseling.
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