Jamie S. Ritchie
Jamie S. Ritchie (Jamie Schwartz) joined the Law Offices of Stuart P. Krauskopf in March 2010 and works in the firm's Northfield office. Jamie has been an attorney since 1997, specializing in litigation and electronic discovery consulting. She has successfully tried jury and bench trials, along with conducting mediations and arbitrations. Jamie is experienced in handling a wide array of complex litigation matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Jamie worked as an Associate at an insurance defense firm for 2 years. She was then a Senior Associate at a medium-sized firm for 7 years, where she worked with Stuart. Jamie serves clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, creditors rights, business torts and disputes under the Uniform Commercial Code. Her practice also includes defense litigation, insurance coverage litigation, insurance regulation, real estate transactions, trademark, shareholder disputes, banking, contracts, secured transactions and related commercial issues. She also regularly represents the needs of estate representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigation. Jamie returned to the practice of law in 2010 after spending 4 years specializing in electronic discovery consulting for law firms and corporate legal departments.
Jamie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Distinction. She then received her Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1997, where she graduated with High Honors. Ms. Ritchie is a member of the Order of the Coif and served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
Specific Practice Areas
- General Business Advice / Consultation
- Commercial Litigation
- Creditors Rights
- Construction Law
- Trusts and Estates
- Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Regulation
- Professional Liability
- Confidentiality Agreements, Trade Secrets, and Restrictive Covenants