Jamie S. Ritchie

Senior Counsel

jamie-s-ritchieJamie S. Ritchie’s (Jamie Schwartz) practice focuses on commercial litigation. Jamie joined Krauskopf Kauffman in 2010. Jamie specializes in litigation and electronic discovery. She has successfully tried both jury and bench trials, along with conducting mediations and arbitrations. Jamie’s specialty is handling complex commercial cases and client counseling.

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 estate representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigation and probate matters. Jamie took a break from the practice of law from 2006 to 2010 to specialize in electronic discovery consulting for law firms and corporate legal departments. She returned to the practice of law in 2010.

Specific Practice Areas

  • General Business Advice / Consultation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Probate
  • Insurance Defense, Coverage, and Regulation
  • Collections
  • Creditors Rights
  • Professional Liability
  • Confidentiality Agreements, Trade Secrets, and Restrictive Covenants

Memberships

  • Order of the Coif
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

Courts

  • Illinois
  • Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • J.D. – Chicago-Kent College of Law (1997 with High Honors; Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review)
  • B.A – University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994 Phi Beta Kappa with High Distinction)
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