Jon has over 31 years of litigation and appellate experience at private law firms, in the public sector and as in-house counsel. He also has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration of disputes and in litigation case management.
After graduating from law school in 1984, Jon served as a Judicial Law Clerk to United States District Judge Harold Baker of the Central District of Illinois.
Jon began his career in 1985 at Ross & Hardies (now part of McGuireWoods LLC), becoming a partner in 1991. At Ross & Hardies, Jon represented businesses and individuals in commercial, tort, employment, intellectual property and criminal defense matters in Chicago and across the nation. He devoted a significant amount of his practice to pro bono representation of clients, particularly in death penalty cases.
Jon also served as in-house counsel to the Teamsters’ Central States Funds, the largest multiemployer pension and benefit plans in the nation. He litigated and arbitrated employee benefits matters nationwide concerning employers’ obligations to contribute to the plans and their liability upon withdrawing from the plans. He also advised the plans’ Trustees on contract, plan administration and fiduciary issues.
Jon then joined the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, where he served in the Capital Litigation Division and the Post-Conviction Unit. There, Jon represented current and former death-sentenced clients in post-conviction proceedings and in appeals raising issues concerning their convictions and sentences. In that role, Jon utilized his litigation expertise in case investigation, particularly in issues of mental health and competency, sentencing, and trial evidence.
Jon also practiced with David Pasulka & Associates, PC (formerly Pasulka & White, LLC), one of the premier family law firms in Chicago. There, Jon represented clients in the negotiation and trial of issues including maintenance, child support, custody, business and asset valuation and allocation, pre- and post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, and domestic violence claims.
Jon Stromsta has been a partner with Enterprise Law Group, LLP, since 2010. where he continues to represent clients in the litigation of commercial, employment, benefits, real estate and intellectual property claims, as well as family law and criminal defense matters.
Jon graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1984. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with distinction in history and political science from the University of Michigan in 1981.
He has served as an adjunct instructor at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Jon and his wife, Beryl, have lived in Chicago's 47th Ward for 25 years. Their daughter Rachel graduated from Northside College Preparatory High School and is now a Junior at Macalester College.
Jon has always been active in his community. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Ravenswood Community Council and the Ravenswood – Lake View Historical Association. He previously was a Board member of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. Jon is an active member of the 47th Ward Democratic Organization.
Jon and his family have been longtime volunteers with Misericordia Heart of Mercy and members of the Misericordia Family Association.