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Svetlana Gitman

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(312) 980-6794
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Practices

Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


Education

J.D., cum laude, John Marshall Law School, 2012

  • The John Marshall Law Review, Staff Editor
  • Comment: (Dis) Service of Process: The Need to Amend Rule 4 to Comply with Modern Usage of Technology, The John Marshall Law Review, Winter 2011.
  • American Bar Association 2012 Client Counseling Competition Regional Semifinalist.

B.A., History, magna cum laude, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Gilman International Scholar 2007, University of London

Honors

State Farm Pro Bono Award 2015, for work with Wills For Heroes Foundation

Languages

  • Russian

Svetlana Gitman is an associate at the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Insurance practice group.

Before joining Gordon & Rees, Ms. Gitman worked as an in-house claims litigation attorney for a national insurance company. Ms. Gitman has extensive experience conducting settlement negotiations, arbitrations, and obtained multiple jury verdicts in favor of her clients. Ms. Gitman has successfully argued and defended motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and other substantive motions.

During law school Ms. Gitman interned with the Department of Homeland Security and the State’s Attorney’s Office – Juvenile Justice Department. She also served as an intern to United States District Judge Charles Kocoras and Cook County Chancery Division Judge Stuart Palmer. Svetlana’s Law Review Article, entitled (Dis) Service of Process: The Need to Amend Rule 4 to Comply with Modern Usage of Technology, was published in 2011 by The John Marshall Law Review.

Prior to attending Law School Ms. Gitman lived in London and worked at the Astor Law Firm at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn researching and analyzing English and America insurance insolvency laws.

Ms. Gitman is an active member of the bar and the legal community. She is currently Secretary/Treasurer for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee. In the past Ms. Gitman served as a director and as the chair of the public interest committee. She was awarded the State Farm Pro Bono Award in 2015 for her work with Wills for Heroes, an organization drafting free wills and power of attorney documents for first responders.

Ms. Gitman is also currently an adjunct professor of legal writing at Loyola University School of Law.

Admissions

Illinois

Memberships

Chicago Bar Association, Treasurer/secretary of the Young Lawyers Section – Executive Council

Community Involvement

Chicago Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section, DePaul University mentoring program
Adjunct Professor of legal writing, Loyola University School of Law

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