Jesse has significant litigation experience and concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and entertainment law. Prior to joining the firm Jesse operated a successful solo law practice for several years.

Jesse graduated cum laude, and in the top 15% of his class, from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was a member of both the Law Review and the Moot Court honor societies. In addition, he received the highest grade in legal writing, clerked for the Honorable Christopher A. Nuechterlein (Ret.) in the Northern District of Indiana federal court. He was also captain of his championship law school soccer team.

Prior to law school, Jesse lived and worked in Japan for two years as an English instructor. He has studied improvisation and comedic writing at the famous Second City Training Center in Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing karaoke and spending time with his wife and son.

DID YOU KNOW: I spent two years in Japan as an English instructor.

  • Education:
    • LL.M., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
    • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 2009
    • B.A., Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, 2001
  • Professional Memberships & Associations:
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Illinois Bar Association
  • Seminars & Presentations:
    • “2nd Annual BDL Great American WC Quiz,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Clients, July 2018
  • Articles & Publications:
    • “You’d Better Work…,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, May 2019
    • “Don’t Do Your Best, Do My Best,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, January 2019
    • “Employer Doesn’t Have to Foot Whole Bill,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, September 2018
    • “Wage Differential? Not So Fast…,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, May 2018
    • “MMI Is Not Required To Terminate,” Bryce Downey & Lenkov Illinois Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, January 2018

Chicago, Illinois 312-377-1501 | Schererville, Indiana 219-488-2590

Chicago, Illinois

312-377-1501


Schererville, Indiana

219-488-2590