The Margolis Firm PC
For 30 YEARS, Jordan Margolis has been the Champion In Your Corner, representing accident victims, crime victims and their families in cases involving Wrongful Death, Medical Negligence, Products Liability, Firefighter Hearing Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Injury, Auto/Truck Accidents, Nursing Home Premises,Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, and Workers' Compensation cases.
Please Call: 312-236-2201
Jordan L. Margolis
The Margolis Firm PC
55 West Monroe St.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
I was born on Halloween in 1954. By fate or coincidence, my first daughter, Lindsay, was my special 30th birthday present when she, also, was born on Halloween. As anyone who knows me or has visited my various Websites can attest, there’s just something about Halloween babies. We have fun.
I grew up in Chicago and, except during college at the University of Illinois (B.A. 1976), I’ve always lived here (Highland Park is still Chicago to me.) After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law in 1979, I became a Trial Lawyer and confirmed what I had always felt in my heart, that I was born to try cases.
Since opening my own office in 1986, my practice is dedicated to enforcing plaintiffs’ rights on behalf of accident and crime victims in serious Personal Injury matters such as Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Traumatic Brain Injury, Products Liability, Auto/Truck Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect, Inadequate Security, Premises Injuries and Workers’ Compensation. Of course, I am an active member of all local and national Trial Bars - CBA, ISBA, ITLA and ATLA - as well as The Decalogue Society. The Margolis Firm PC employs two talented Associates, Todd Carcelli and Charles Candiano, who keep in close contact with our clients as we aggressively prosecute their cases.
As Founder and Chairman of the Firefighter and EMT Hearing Loss Litigation Group for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), I am proud to lead the national litigation on behalf of thousands of America’s heroes, all across America, against siren and emergency vehicle manufacturers.
My father, Irving Margolis, was not only a respected lawyer but a great teacher. Following his tradition of educating the public in pursuit of justice, The Margolis Firm PC is active outside the courtroom as well. The JUSTICE ALERTS series - articles, videos, radio and cyberspace presentations - provide consumer oriented advocacy tips and current legal trends, in English and Spanish.
I spend my family life with Holly, my beautiful and patient wife; my daughters - Lindsay and Jori; and my girlfriend, Madison the Portuguese Water Dog. Although “the law is a jealous mistress”, Holly shares me with another love - writing. I founded JRC PURIM PARODY PRODUCTIONS in 1996, bringing adult family members together as equals on stage with their children at The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of Evanston. They call me “Mr. Purim” and “The Shpielmeister” because I write, produce and act in full length musical comedy parodies, known as Purim Shpiels To view pictures of my Double Three-Peat (six hit shows), please visit my creative website http://www.jordanmargolis.com/. I have recently collaborated on “SHOES, AN ORIGINAL COMICAL MUSICAL” for commercial theater. You may listen to samples of Jack Cooley’s sensational score by downloading the promotional CD off my website, and get updates about future performances. If you like poems, humor pieces or political commentary, there’s plenty of that too, so scroll away.
Like the courtroom, live theatre creates an interactive relationship with an audience and generates an electricity I find thrilling. Like a trial, stage productions require a mix of imagination and preparation, behind the scenes and long before. So it should come as no surprise that I enjoy spending time back stage too as an Associates Board Member for Northlight Theatre. (And I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't invite you to click on our website at http://www.northlight.org/ and visit our beautiful theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie.)
Oh, I also enjoy tennis, working out, photography and reading. I no longer practice Karate, but I received my black belt when I was 18 and founded The Japan Karate Association of Champaign.
Lastly, although my name appears in the acknowledgments on pg. 401 of Scott Turow’s Best Selling Novel “Personal Injuries”, it is also noted that I bear not the remotest resemblance to Robbie Feaver, the book's central character. Thanks Scott, for clearing that up. Even still, there’s just something about Halloween babies.
Please Call: 312-236-2201