Stephen C. Jarvis


Did You Know?

Stephen is a volunteer firefighter.

Stephen used to be a film editor and professional voice-over announcer.

Stephen’s great-great-aunt founded Mother’s Day.

Stephen is a grown man who loves fantasy novels, comics, and video games.

Stephen can’t stand the feel of corduroy or velvet.

In high school, Stephen was voted as having the “best sense of humor” by his senior class.

Stephen loves to drive but has a terrible sense of direction.

Stephen loves going to the movie theater by himself.

Stephen has written several novels that will never see the light of day.

Stephen gave the commencement speech at his high school graduation.

Stephen is an experienced commercial litigator who has defended his clients’ rights across the country in federal and state court, alternative dispute resolution forums, and appeals. He assists clients with a wide variety of complex claims, including those relating to franchise law violations, breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and intellectual property.  Stephen also advises his clients on intellectual property licensing and business formation.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Stephen practiced in a small law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation, where he served as lead counsel in a wide range of matters including patent, trademark, and copyright litigation; trade secret misappropriation; breach of contract; and fraud.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, DePaul University College of Law
    • Bachelor of Arts, Calvin College
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern Districts of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern Districts of Indiana
  • Associations

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

    • Illinois Super Lawyers’ Rising Star (2016-2021)