Jacob Goldstein joined the firm in 2006 and is a member of its litigation, transportation and appellate practice groups. In his litigation practice, Jake focuses his multi-faceted practice on commercial litigation, aviation litigation, employment litigation and professional liability matters. He represents publicly and privately held companies, airlines, airline manufacturers, commercial airline operators, insurers, healthcare providers, and other professionals in mediation and administrative proceedings and state and federal courts. Jake frequently devotes much of his practice towards proactively counseling his clients on adopting protective measures designed to prevent litigation where possible. However, when litigation is unavoidable, Jake aggressively advocates for his clients, frequently achieving dispositive success before trial.
In his appellate practice, Jake handles matters across a broad range of substantive legal areas, including professional liability, products liability, aviation law, constitutional issues, and employment matters. Jake has represented clients in several state and federal courts, including the Illinois, Nevada, Florida and Utah reviewing courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 7th and 9th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Outside of his professional responsibilities, Jake also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Legal Writing and Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and as Chairman of the Sponsorship Committee for the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association. In addition, Jake serves as the director of the HPS Institute, the firm’s associate training and development program. In this role, Jake organizes and oversees seminars covering a variety of topics, including effective legal writing and advocacy, direct and cross-examination at deposition and trial, and negotiation strategies.
While in law school, Jake served as a judicial extern for Justice David A. Erickson, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, and for Judge Bruce W. Black, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. He also participated in both the John J. Gibbons National Moot Court Competition and the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Competition.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., (2006)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., (2000)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association