Jonathan Goken is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith Litigation, and General Liability Practices. Mr. Goken has significant courtroom experience and has successfully tried to verdict, as lead counsel, countless cases, including first party insurance coverage and bad faith cases, breach of contract, class action, wrongful death, product liability, property damage, premises liability and auto cases. In addition, Mr. Goken has successfully handled and defended various appellate matters.
Mr. Goken began his legal career as a judicial extern for the now Chief Judge of the US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, Bruce W. Black, before heading into private practice. Before joining Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Mr. Goken was a partner at a longstanding regional based Chicago law firm.
He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Associates and the Illinois Association of Trial Counsel. He is also involved with the Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.
- The John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctor
- Illinois State University
- State Bar Admissions, Illinois
- State Supreme Courts, Illinois Supreme Court
- United States District Courts
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Other Admissions, Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Representative Cases :
- Lincoln General v. National Wrecking (1st Dist 2013) (successfully secured the dismissal of case brought against insurance broker client alleging professional negligence in the failure to secure insurance for contractor involved in multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit).
- Carter & Associates, et. al. v. Sta-Kleen (1st Dist 2012) (defended industrial duct cleaning company at trial in case involving alleged negligence in cleaning restaurant cooking grill and ducts after fire resulted causing approximately $800,000 in alleged damages).
- Velazquez v. Allstate (1st Dist 2012) (successfully defended national insurer at trial in breach of contract and bad faith case after insurer had denied Plaintiff’s residential fire loss claim pursuant the Intentional Acts and Concealment or Fraud provisions of the insurer’s insurance policy).
- Glass v. Seidenberg, et. al. (1st Dist. 2009) (secured dismissal of Plaintiff’s personal injury claims by successfully arguing Plaintiff was judicially estopped from asserting her claims as a result of failing to disclose the existence of such claims in another judicial proceeding).
- Baker v. State Farm (1st Dist. 2007) (successfully defended national insurer at trial in breach of contract and bad faith case wherein Plaintiff alleged insurer wrongfully denied Plaintiff’s insurance claim under the policy’s Concealment or Fraud provision).
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