Jason D. Altman
Washington University School of Law, J.D. 1994
• Notes and Comments Editor, Washington University Journal of Urban
and Contemporary Law
• Judicial extern to Magistrate Judge Gerald Cohn of the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Illinois
American University, B.A. 1991, cum laude
“Expert Testimony”, presented to the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, 2002 and 2003.
“What’s New in the Law”, presented to the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, 2002 and 2003.
“The Insured Filed for Bankruptcy: What’s Next for the Insurer?”, Journal of Reinsurance, Spring 1999.
Admissibility of Forensic DNA Profiling Evidence: A Movement Away from Frye v. United States and a Step Toward the Federal Rules of Evidence: United States v. Jakobetz, 955 F.2d 786 (2d. Cir. 1992), cert. denied, 113 S. Ct. 104 (1992), 44 Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law 211 (1993).
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts throughout the country
Mr. Altman focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation. Jason has amassed substantial experience over nearly 20 years litigating a diverse array of matters and resolving disputes for clients ranging from large to closely held businesses and individuals.
Jason has represented clients in appellate, federal and state court litigation, arbitrations and mediations. He has successfully represented businesses and individuals in disputes concerning breach of contract, injunctions, trade secret protection, non-compete, insurance coverage, UCC, limited liability companies, declaratory judgment and commercial and residential real estate. Representative cases include:
Flexible Metal, Inc. v. Caterpillar Inc. – settled claims for plaintiff pre-suit for 100% of amount sought in draft complaint.
Cosmetics 2K, Inc. v. Walgreen Co. – settled claims for plaintiff pre-suit for nearly 100% of amount sought in draft complaint.
Van C. Argiris & Co. v. Centrum Properties, Inc. – obtained directed verdict for client during trial.
Lakeview Collection, LLC v. Bank of America, No. 09 CV 3933, 2011 WL 976770 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2011) – defeated defendant’s motion to dismiss in declaratory judgment action.
Weiler v. Lapkoff, No. 02 C 4263, 2003 WL 22425013 (N.D.Ill. Oct. 22, 2003) – defeated ERISA plan trustees’ summary judgment motion.
Fewell v. Kozak, No. 98 C 2924, 2000 WL 1720216 (N.D.Ill. Nov. 13, 2000) – prevailed on summary judgment in securities fraud action.
Romack v. R. Gingerich Co., 314 Ill.App.3d 1065, 734 N.E.2d 29 (3d Dist. 2000) – prevailed on appeal in Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act issue.