Jacob Plattenberger has taken hundreds of depositions, argued in countless hearings, and tried over 35 cases to a jury.
His experience in and out of the courtroom has made him a passionate advocate for those injured due to the negligence of others.
Jake started his career trying cases at one of the busiest civil courthouses in the country – the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago.
He started out doing insurance defense because he knew that afforded him the best opportunity to get courtroom experience.
“When I was working on the defense side, I always knew that I was going to be a plaintiff’s lawyer. I knew that being able and willing to try a case to a jury was a skill that I needed to have if I was going to be able to offer my clients the best legal representation. Insurance companies and corporate defendants need to believe you when you say you will take them to trial – they need to fear that.”
This type of real trial experience is exceedingly rare in complex civil litigation and having seen it from the defense side gives Jake an added advantage.
At TorHoerman Law, Jake manages our Chicago office where he leads trial teams in nationwide, complex litigations such as:
Jake also maintains a personal injury practice in Chicago, representing people and their families who have been victims of catastrophic auto and truck accidents, products liability, maritime accidents, premises liability, and medical negligence.
Jake believes that to successfully represent his clients, it is absolutely necessary to get personally involved.
Jake’s quote below perfectly reflects that belief!
Jake was born and raised in Chicago.
He now lives in the Chicago suburbs, where his two young sons keep him busy.
When he isn’t working, Jake is a lifelong Bears and Cubs fan and loves participating in the (mostly) healthy rivalry between the Cubs and Cardinals fans at TorHoerman Law.