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Jamie L. Burns

Senior Counsel

Jamie Burns is Senior Counsel in Levenfeld Pearlstein's Litigation Group. She concentrates her practice on representing lenders in commercial banking disputes, commercial foreclosures, and post-judgment collection proceedings. As part of her practice, Jamie also regularly represents secured lenders in bankruptcy proceedings initiated by their borrowers. Jamie routinely handles a variety of other litigation, including representing employers in litigation related to breaches of restrictive covenants or with respect to discrimination claims. Jamie also regularly represents landlords in commercial evictions, and condominium associations in declaratory judgment and other actions.

Jamie effectively navigates the legal issues facing her clients with strong communication skills, a commitment to responsiveness and consistent attention to detail.

Prior to joining Levenfeld Pearlstein, Jamie was an associate at another Chicago firm where she served as outside counsel to a large national bank on cases involving breach of small business loans.

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Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.,
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation


  • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2017, 2019


  • If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
    I would do something in the food industry, like be a private chef or caterer. Or, I would open my own restaurant or full service event planning and catering business. I love to cook, bake and plan parties, so any job where I could combine the three would be perfect!

  • What’s your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
    I usually spend my commute looking up recipes and meal planning. The only social media I use is Instagram, and my entire feed is just pictures of food. If I’m not looking up recipes I am searching for fun family events all over the city.

  • What’s your favorite vacation spot?
    Disney World! I grew up taking regular vacations to Disney and my husband and I took our sons (who are 3 years old and 18 months) for each of their first birthdays. Although it may not be the most relaxing vacation, it’s worth it!

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