Jotham S. Stein

Attorney Jotham Stein

Jotham S. Stein is an experienced attorney who has represented individuals and companies in a wide variety of business, employment and contract negotiations. Mr. Stein’s experience extends to deals of all sizes, from transactions valued at less than one hundred thousand dollars to those valued at more than one hundred million dollars. Mr. Stein has also served as part-time General Counsel of a high-technology Silicon Valley company. Mr. Stein has authored Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees, which was first published in June 2011 by Oxford University Press, and is now in its fifth edition, released in May 2017 by Lexis/Nexis.

Also a litigator, Mr. Stein has represented clients in state and federal courts, before state and federal agencies and in arbitration. Mr. Stein has been counsel in complex multi-million dollar litigation matters and in smaller individual and business cases.

Mr. Stein graduated cum laude from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A rower at Princeton, Mr. Stein was a member of the first Heavyweight Crew in 49 years to represent Princeton at the Henley-on-Thames regatta. He was also an Outdoor Action “Leader,” responsible for leading hiking and canoeing trips in the wilderness.

Mr. Stein is a graduate of Stanford Law School. While at Stanford, he was a teaching assistant for Stanford University’s Departments of Political Science and Education. He taught “Major Issues in American Public Policy,” “Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and Poverty Issues in the United States,” and “International Politics.”

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Mr. Stein joined Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, in Palo Alto, California as an associate. Mr. Stein was also a Lecturer/Instructor in Legal Research and Writing at Berkeley Law School, University of California at Berkeley during 1993-1994. He established the predecessor of Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. in 1995.

With law offices in Palo Alto, Chicago and the Chicago suburbs, Mr. Stein is admitted to practice in California, Illinois, New York, Colorado and the District of Columbia as well as the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits and several United States District Courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and Kane County Bar Association.

Outside of work, Mr. Stein is an avid traveler. He has visited more than sixty-five countries on six continents. He has also competed in national athletic events. In 1986, he placed sixteenth in the United States Luge (sledding) Championships, and, in 1988, Mr. Stein rowed in the United States Olympic Trials.