Jay S. Berlin focuses his practice in general
civil litigation, as well as commercial and
real estate related litigation matters and personal injury law.
Jay S. Berlin specializes in personal litigation, his practice includes all areas of general civil litigation as well as commercial and corporate disputes including litigation for breach of contracts, breach of fiduciary duties and real estate matters for lenders, developers and condominium associations. Jay also practices in personal injury and workers compensation law. His recent experience in these areas includes:
- Representation of retired Evanston teachers in a lawsuit regarding the retraction of pension benefits promised as an inducement to retire in a collectively bargained contract between the teachers and school district.
- Representation of a minority shareholder of LLC in a dissolution and misappropriation action against the majority shareholders.
- Representation of condominium association in action against developer for fraud and poor workmanship in construction.
- Representation of a publicly traded company in a dispute with a vendor.
- Representation of Midwest retail chain in vendor dispute.
- Representation of property owner who was named in a mechanics lien suit for construction work done on a multi-million dollar parcel of land in Chicago.
- Representation of an individual in action to obtain her interest in company she helped found after being forced out by her partners.
- Representation of Commercial Real Estate broker in commission dispute.
- Representation of family of decedent in medical malpractice case who died due to failure of physician to diagnose his ruptured appendix which led to his death.
- Representation of man struck on head and neck due to falling merchandise at national retail chain and suffered a stroke as a result.
- Representation of national debt collector to collect on past due accounts.
Education and Honors
- Wayne State University, (J.D., 1991)
- University of Michigan, (B.A., 1988)
- Illinois, 1991
- Michigan, 1995
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
Jay lives in the north suburbs of Chicago. He enjoys running, hiking, swimming and playing ice hockey as well as spending time with his family.