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Jonathan E. Barrish

Jonathan E. Barrish


IL – Chicago
T: 312.781.6603 | F: 312.781.6630

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Jonathan focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, employers’ liability and employment law, construction and toxic tort litigation. He also handles general commercial and business litigation matters, and provides training for managerial staff on handling post-accident investigations.

Jonathan has extensive experience before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Courts in Illinois and the Illinois Appellate Court and has served as an expert witness on Illinois workers’ compensation law. He is a frequent lecturer for carriers and third-party administrators as well as self-insured employers on topics concerning Illinois workers’ compensation.


Representative Matters

  • Marcos Mireles v. Mike Balter Mallets LLC, 16 I.W.C.C. 0433
  • Michael Murphy v. US Foodservice, 07 IIC 1548
  • Michael Murphy v. US Foodservice, 07 IIC 1551
  • Cianci v. Safeco Insurance Company, 356 Ill. App. 3d 767, 826 N.E.2d 548 (2005)
  • Jose Garcia v. Four Seasons Hotel, 97 IIC 1046

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended a mold remediation company client against plaintiff homeowners claiming our client improperly remediated their home; the Illinois Appellate Court agreed with our defense that the trial court’s “good faith finding” was improper, and remanded the case for further proceedings.