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Jerome Harold Torshen

Jerome Harold Torshen, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1955, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1955, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1958, (8th circuit) 1961, (9th and District of Columbia circuits) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972. Recipient Torch of Learning award American Friends of Hebrew University, 1985, Outstanding Civic Duty award, Union League Club of Chicago, 1967.

Background

Torshen, Jerome Harold was born on November 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Jack and Lillian (Futterman) Torshen.

Education

Northwestern University (Bachelor of Science, 1951). Harvard Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1955).

Career

Worked at Torshen, Spreyer & Garmisa, Ltd. (Chicago, Illinois) specializing in Trial and Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts. Corporate, Real Estate, Probate and Insurance.

Admitted to the bar, 1955, Illinois and United States. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. 1958, United States. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

1961, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. 1967, United States. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 1972, United States. Supreme Court and United States.

Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Phi Beta Kappa. Author: "Current Problems Relating to Demands for Appraisal," Insurance Law Journal, 1961. Co-Author: "Post Trial Motions," Illinois Civil Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1997.

"Motion Practice on Appeal," Illinois Civil Appeals, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989. "Privileges," Illinois Civil Trial Evidence, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1987. "Subject Matter Jurisdiction of District Courts," Federal Civil Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1981 and 1986 (Supp.).

Special Assistant Attorney General, Illinois, 1965-1970. Associate Counsel, Special Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1969. Counsel, Illinois Legislative Redistricting Commission, 1971-1972.

Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago, 1970-1972. Special Counsel, Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, 1977-1981, 1984. Special States Attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1979-1981, 1983-1988.

Member: Chicago (Member: Civil Practice Committee, 1964-1967. Insurance Law Committee, 1967-1969. Development of the Law Committee, 1968-1970.

Judiciary Committee, 1969-1971, 1985-1992. Antitrust Law Committee, 1971-1975. Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1986-1992), Illinois State (Member: Younger Members Committee, 1959-1963.

Insurance Law Committee, 1960. Council, Environmental Law Section, 1970. Committee on Association Publications, 1978-1980) and American (Member, Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law, Committee on Public Regulation of the Business of Insurance, 1970-1971 and Committee on Rules and Procedures, 1976-1980) Bar Associations.

Bar Association of the Seventh Federal Circuit. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Appellate Lawyers Association (President, 1976-1977).

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. The firm concentrates its practice in high quality, high profile civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Members of the firm appear before state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution tribunals in Illinois and other States in matters involving business torts, contracts, real estate, insurance, partnerships, securities and commodities, fraud, RICO, construction, corporations, banking, antitrust, malpractice and other business-related litigation including class actions.

The firm and its individual members have been involved in over 300 reported decisions of the United States. Supreme Court, various Circuit Courts of Appeals, United States. District Courts and the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts.

Representative of the firm's diverse clientele are businesses engaged in a wide variety of endeavors ranging from computer equipment leasing to scrap metal processing to soil testing, condominium and cooperative associations, insurance companies and agencies, long term care facilities, financial institutions, real estate developers, law firms, schools, political parties, governmental bodies, and religious organizations, as well as individuals involved in disputes arising from their official, professional or business pursuits. The firm also provides services in the areas of business and real estate transactions, probate, and corporate formation and is general, as well as litigation, counsel to a number of its clients. In all matters, close communication between lawyer and client is stressed.

Membership

Member: Chicago (Member: Civil Practice Committee, 1964-1967. Insurance Law Committee, 1967-1969. Development of the Law Committee, 1968-1970.

Judiciary Committee, 1969-1971, 1985-1992. Antitrust Law Committee, 1971-1975. Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1986-1992), Illinois State (Member: Younger Members Committee, 1959-1963.

Insurance Law Committee, 1960. Council, Environmental Law Section, 1970. Committee on Association Publications, 1978-1980) and American (Member, Section of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law, Committee on Public Regulation of the Business of Insurance, 1970-1971 and Committee on Rules and Procedures, 1976-1980) Bar Associations.

Bar Association of the Seventh Federal Circuit. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Appellate Lawyers Association (President, 1976-1977).

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Connections

Married Kay Pomerance, June 19, 1966. Children: Jonathan, Jacqueline.