Jonathon E. Hitz
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Did you know?

  • Jon was the first member of his family to graduate from college
  • Jon is originally from Michigan and is an avid Detroit Lions fan
  • Jon started working at fourteen, caring for dogs at a dog kennel
  • Jon held a variety of positions prior to starting his legal career, from mosquito control technician to fast food restaurant manager
  • Jon's last name has confounded telemarketers throughout his life
  • Jon has a soft spot in his heart for science fiction and superhero movies
  • Jon started snowboarding two years ago, but so far, he's only conquered the bunny hills in Wisconsin
  • Jon has both of his kidneys on the same side
  • Before trading in his bike for a Ventra card, Jon rode a motorcycle, and he frequently misses his old Honda Shadow

Jon is a commercial litigator. He has extensive experience representing clients in employment disputes in federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Before joining Cheng Cohen, Jon worked as an employment litigator for Baker & McKenzie. Jon graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he was champion of the moot court competition and named to the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers. In law school, Jon also served as a notes and comments editor on the Indiana Law Journal. Prior to law school, Jon graduated from Eastern Michigan University.

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, Eastern Michigan University
Bar Admissions
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar  Association

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