Jan Ohlander is a partner at Reno & Zahm LLP, where he has practiced since 1979. Mr. Ohlander has successful trial experience in a wide variety of cases tried in state and federal courts, including commercial, contract, employment, injury, negligence, and construction claims. He serves regularly as a mediator and arbitrator for major civil cases.
A Rockford native, Mr. Ohlander received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree in 1979 from Marquette University, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin State Courts, the United States District Courts for Illinois and Wisconsin, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois and has served as chair for the Winnebago County Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Trial Section.
With a business and civil trial practice developed over 34 years, Mr. Ohlander serves as counsel for corporations and businesses including medical service corporations, clinics, and physician groups. In the course of his practice, he advises, negotiates, and prepares documents for business and individual clients in real estate, contract, employment, and estate planning matters.
His peers have recognized him, through the Leading Lawyers Network, as one of the top Illinois lawyers in commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, personal injury, and medical malpractice defense.
In Rockford, Mr. Ohlander remains active in community organizations.