JONATHON E. HITZ

Attorney

Did You Know?

Before trading in his bike for a Ventra card, Jon rode a motorcycle, and he frequently misses his old Honda Shadow.

Jon is originally from Michigan and is an avid Detroit Lions fan.

Jon has a soft spot in his heart for science fiction and superhero movies.

Jon was the first member of his family to graduate from college.

Jon held a variety of positions prior to starting his legal career, from mosquito control technician to bartender.

Although he is not quite ready for the Tour de France, Jon enjoys riding his bike into the office.

Jon started working at 14, caring for dogs at a dog kennel, but he now has a mutt of his own.

Jon is named after his great grandfather, who was a farmer in Michigan.

Long before representing franchisors, Jon spent 4 years as an employee of a fast food franchisee.

Jon’s last name has confounded telemarketers throughout his life.

Jon is a commercial litigator who represents clients in state and federal courts and in arbitrations across the country. Jon also has extensive experience handling employment disputes before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Jon has assisted clients with a wide variety of matters, including franchise law, contract, trademark, unfair competition, and employment.  Jon also has substantial experience guiding clients through discovery and has helped clients efficiently manage large eDiscovery projects.

Before joining Cheng Cohen, Jon worked as an employment litigator at Baker & McKenzie.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers).
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, Eastern Michigan University
  • Associations

    • International Franchise Association
    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
    • Chicago Bar Association
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois