PracticesAntitrust and Unfair Competition
Class Actions and Mass Torts
EducationJordan graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.
AdmissionsJordan was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2010. He has also been admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eleventh Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including the trial bar), the Central District of Illinois, the Southern District of Indiana, and the District of Nebraska.
Jordan M. Tank
Lipe Lyons Announces 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising StarsFebruary 2, 2022
The firm is pleased to announce that five of our Shareholders Jeffrey Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Edward Murphy, James Whalen, and Jordan Tank, and four of our associates Alejandra Barcenas, Ryan Eckert, Riley Gallagher, and Elise Ruff, were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers List published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. We invite you to learn more about our attorneys by visiting their Attorney Bios.
Jordan Tank and Alejandra Barcenas Obtained Dismissal with Prejudice for Their Client in a Construction Defect Case Alleging Millions in DamagesNovember 2, 2021
Shareholder Jordan Tank and Associate Alejandra Barcenas secured a dismissal with prejudice for their client, which was facing an express contractual indemnity claim in a construction defect case alleging $2.8 million in damages to a 66-unit residential condominium and retail development in Forest Park, Illinois.
Lipe Lyons’ client was alleged to be primarily responsible for causing the plaintiff’s damages. However, the firm’s investigation into the claim revealed serious legal and factual issues. When the rest of the parties went to mediation, Lipe Lyons’ client took a no pay position. The rest of the parties reached a global settlement and dismissed all claims with prejudice, including the express contractual indemnity claim pending against the firm’s client.
Plaintiff’s Firm vs Former Attorney Employee - Lipe Lyons negotiates favorable settlement for plaintiff firm against former attorney employeeOctober 12, 201
Shareholders Thomas Pontikis and Jordan Tank and Associate Alejandra Barcenas successfully represented a plaintiff’s firm in a lawsuit against an attorney who left the firm and solicited dozens of clients in violation of the Illinois ARDC’s rules on advertising and solicitation. Lipe Lyons prosecuted breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference claims and sought an injunction and monetary damages.
The trial judge granted summary judgment on the tortious interference claim based on correspondence sent by the defendant to the plaintiff firm’s clients. The parties then mediated the case and reached a global resolution by negotiating percentage allocations between the plaintiff firm and the defendant for each of the cases he improperly solicited.
Lipe Lyons successfully negotiates nominal settlement for defendant clientApril 26, 2021
Shareholder Jordan Tank and Associate Josh Yonke negotiated a nominal settlement for their client that resolved a spoliation of evidence claim made in a suit which arose out of a series of 10 explosions that occurred in Westmont in November 2017. A Speedway gas station leaked 10,000 gallons of gasoline into the surrounding sewer system, which ultimately led to the explosions occurring in and around nearby residential buildings and along the sewer lines. Lipe Lyons’ client was hired to shore up an apartment building that was damaged when one of the explosions occurred in its basement. Speedway alleged the shoring work destroyed evidence and Lipe Lyons countered that the work actually preserved evidence by stabilizing the damaged building. The settlement was made directly with the plaintiff who filed suit against Speedway. The court approved the settlement, terminating Speedway’s spoliation claim and any other claims that could have been brought against the firm’s client.
Lipe Lipe Lyons secures favorable settlement with Minnesota Attorney General on behalf of client that was targeted by the Minnesota State Patrol while supplying fuel to Minnesota’s power plantsMarch 26, 2021
Shareholder Jordan Tank and Associate Alejandra Barcenas sought declaratory and injunctive relief on behalf of their client, Midwest Integrated Companies, LLC, which collects and recycles railroad ties for use as environmentally-friendly fuel in power plants. Midwest transported the fuel over the road under a special oversize/overweight permit issued by Minnesota. When the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota State Patrol unexpectedly decided that Midwest’s permit did not allow it to transport the fuel, their interpretation threatened both Midwest’s business and a critical source of fuel for Minnesota’s power plants. After Lipe Lyons filed suit and an accompanying memorandum explaining how the new interpretation was contrary to the statutory authority and legislative intent, Minnesota’s Attorney General quickly agreed to resolve the issue outside of court, and Midwest was able to resume supplying power plants with the fuel they need.
2021 Illinois Supers Lawyers ListFebruary 4, 2021
The firm is pleased to announce that name partners Jeffrey H. Lipe, Raymond Lyons, Jr. and Edward J. Murphy and partner James H. Whalen have been named to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers List published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. These lawyers have been recognized per below:Jeffrey H. Lipe (civil litigation, construction litigation)
Raymond Lyons, Jr. (personal injury - products, general litigation, construction litigation)
Edward J. Murphy (personal injury - products, insurance coverage, class action/mass torts)
James H. Whalen (business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury – products)
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-stage process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. All candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Researchers then evaluate candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are then grouped according to their primary practice areas and final selections are made by special review panels composed of leading lawyers in each state.
In addition, partner Jordan Tank, and associates Alejandra Barcenas, Sarah Bourdet, John Dark, Ryan Eckert and Elaina Valtierra have been named to the 2021 Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers, which is also published in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois are named to the Rising Stars list. These attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars in the following fields:
Jordan M. Tank (business litigation, personal Injury - general, professional liability, appellate, construction litigation)
Alejandra Barcenas (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - general, business litigation)
Sarah Bourdet (construction litigation)
John Dark (civil litigation)
Ryan Eckert (civil litigation)
Elaina Valtierra (civil litigation, construction litigation, personal injury - medical malpractice, personal injury - products, professional liability)
Three Firm Lawyers Named Super Lawyers in 2018February 15, 2018
Jordan M. Tank Named PartnerFebruary 7, 2018
Lipe Lyons Listed in Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & AdjustersFebruary 14, 2017
Four Firm Lawyers Named Super Lawyers in 2017February 8, 2017
Six Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers in 2016January 20, 2016