Jeffrey Dorman is highly accomplished attorney with over 45 years of combined experience as a trial lawyer, alongside academic and professional training in econometrics, mathematics, and computer programming which enables him to deliver excellent results in complex litigation. Prior to joining Loftus & Eisenberg, Jeff worked alongside Alex at Stoltmann Law Offices focusing mainly on business tort disputes, trust and estate litigation, ERISA class action, intellectual property law, but providing multifaceted legal strategies across numerous commercial litigation cases. Jeff also worked with Alex at Voelker Litigation Group arbitration and mediation, consumer law, stockbroker and investment fraud and securities law.
Prior to that, Jeff was a partner at the litigation powerhouse of Freeborn & Peters where Jeff focused mostly on complicated antitrust and civil litigation. Jeff also developed quantitative evidence based on mathematical, accounting, and statistical models and created software to estimate expected value of litigation and potential litigation risk, which have proven to be invaluable in helping to resolve numerous multifaceted, involved legal matters.
Jeff spent much of his career at one of the world’s largest law firms defending intricate antitrust and very involved class actions. Jeff was a partner at Sonnenschen Nath & Rosenthal (now SNR Dentons) until 2000 where his he focused his practice on antitrust and tax controversy litigation and counseling and massive class action litigation. There, Jeff also concentrated on statistical and distinctive mathematical model development for use in evaluating litigation risk and potential recovery developing numerous custom solutions based on complex legal matters.
Over the years Jeff has worked with numerous Fortune 100 clients including Frito-Lay Inc, Sears, The Boeing Company, & Co.; and Ethyl Corp and he has been recognized by numerous prestigious organizations for his legal achievements. Leading Lawyers Network has recognized Jeff as a “Leading Lawyer in Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation” and Jeff was also recognized with the Superior Achievement Award when we was an antitrust attorney for the United States Department of Justice. After transitioning from large law firm practice to focus his practice more on his passion of appellate brief writing and guiding complex litigation strategy.
Jeff has collaborated with expert witnesses to create damage models that are easily explained to a judge or jury and maximize potential recovery. Besides damage estimates, Jeff has designed numerous statistical studies to prove facts critical to the liability phases of litigation. Jeff’s models are specifically designed to withstand cross-examination, meet Daubert standards, and comply with applicable rules of evidence. Jeff has also written computer programs to estimate litigation risk and potential recovery. His software has been used by clients to negotiate settlements and to quantify contingent liabilities for reporting and accounting purposes.
Jeff graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics and from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a LL.D. in Antitrust Law. Jeff also completed a M.S. (ABD) in Industrial Organization and Econometrics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jeff lives in Chicago with his wife, son, and dogs. Jeff’s passion second to law is outdoor experiences. He is avid outdoorsman and has climbed the summit of Mount Everest.
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1974
B.A., University of Michigan, 1971