Attorney Jonathan E. Fortman has been practicing law for over 29 years since he obtained his Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law in 1992. A strong supporter of individual rights and an active member of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, Jon has devoted his career to helping clients who have been harmed by the reckless and negligent actions of others. Jon has successfully argued cases before the Missouri Supreme Court, as well as State and Federal Courts of Appeals. He is licensed in numerous jurisdictions, including the State of Missouri, Western District of Texas, Western District of Michigan, District of Nebraska, U.S. Court of Appeals for 8th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for 5th Circuit, Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eastern District of Missouri, U.S. Supreme Court, Northern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit, and looks forward to adding more to this list in the future. Jon uses his extensive legal knowledge and skill to advocate effectively on behalf of his clients and will fight hard to protect your rights and help you reach a fair resolution to your unique situation.MORE ABOUT JON
Kelly M Spann started working for Jon in 2004 as a legal assistant and paralegal. After gaining extensive experience during her years of service at the firm, Kelly followed the advice of others and obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law in 2021 with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. After passing the Uniform Bar Exam and being sworn into the Bar of the State of Missouri in September 2021, Kelly officially became Jon’s partner and FortmanSpann was born. A dedicated wife and mother of three children, Kelly works hard to serve and assist individuals who come to our firm looking for guidance and legal support. She uses her extensive legal knowledge and skill to advocate effectively on behalf of her clients. Kelly is instrumental in providing practical advice and strategic solutions for our clients.MORE ABOUT KELLY
Attorney Ellen M. Lutzow has been practicing law since September 2010 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from St. Louis University School of Law. Ellen is the principal owner of the Lutzow Law Firm, LLC and of counsel at FortmanSpann. As a strong advocate for the elderly, Ellen has devoted her law practice to estate planning and Medicaid crisis planning. She is a member of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Certified Senior Advisors. In addition to her law practice, Ellen is an active volunteer for various local community organization in and around her hometown of over 40 years, Florissant, Missouri.MORE ABOUT ELLEN
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"Thank you, thank you, Team Fortman. A small law firm that really relates to and gets to know, the clients. You all did an outstanding job, and we are so grateful for all your efforts."
"Thanks to the Fortman Law Office team for their tireless efforts. Jonathan, Kelly, Teresa, and Steve are the experts at what is required to bring justice to the franchise world. If you are a franchisee with concerns, this is the place to start."
"The Fortman Firm is fast becoming the go-to place for franchise disputes. You simply cannot do better than Jonathan and his team — Kelly, Teresa, and Steve! They are on top of their game. Signed, a very grateful franchisee."
Legal matters require intricate knowledge and experience working through the details of law and regulations along with the practical realities of life. When you confront a situation that calls for informed counsel – either personally or professionally – your best move is to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to help you with your case. If you are in the Florissant, Missouri area or anywhere in the United States, trusted legal assistance is only a phone call away. If we can’t help you, we will help you find the legal assistance you need! You can have confidence as you lean on our skill and proficiency in numerous areas of law to guide you through your complicated legal issue.
At FortmanSpann we focus heavily on helping individuals navigate through numerous areas of law. Our team is experienced in franchise law, personal injury law, consumer protection law, business & commercial law, estate planning, including Medicaid crisis planning, and trademark law. With extensive knowledge in several areas of law, our team is able to provide a comprehensive solution to your unique situation.
Franchise Law – At FortmanSpann, we specialize in helping individuals navigate the process of purchasing a franchise, as well as dealing with obstacles and issues that arise for franchisees after the purchase. When investing in a franchise, attention to detail regarding documentation and financial analysis are key steps to take in order to keep your endeavor on the right track. We can help you in all franchise law matters including purchasing, selling, breaches of contract, and more.
Personal Injury Law – At FortmanSpann, we have extensive experience in helping individuals pursue damages for their injuries. We have built a career of successfully representing clients who have been harmed by another party. If you have suffered an injury caused by the careless actions of someone else, we can help you pursue your claims in an effective, efficient manner.
Consumer Protection Law – At FortmanSpann, we will stand up to protect consumers from violations of numerous consumer protection laws. As a consumer, you are protected by numerous laws from the scrupulous activities of businesses. We have successfully pursued claims on behalf of consumers who received unsolicited phone calls or text messages, received false advertising, and more. If any of these regulations are violated, we will help you protect your consumer rights.
Business & Commercial Law – As small business owners ourselves, FortmanSpann has extensive experience in business and commercial law. We are experienced in everything from business formation to providing outside counsel services. This includes assessing legal risks, providing practical and strategic advice, preventing future legal liability, and more. If you are considering starting your own business or have been in business for years, we are the experienced legal advisors you are looking for.
Estate Planning – At FortmanSpann, we specialize in providing custom estate planning at an affordable price to our clients. Estate planning does not have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, we take pride in making it easy, affordable, and effective for our clients. If you are need of estate planning, we would be happy to show you how easy, affordable, and effective we can be.
Trademark Law - At FortmanSpann, we are well-versed in trademark law. We are experienced in common law trademark rights as well as federal trademark rights. We have helped clients obtain trademark registration (both state and federal), trademark protection, enforcement of trademark rights, and more. If you are considering trademark registration or need help protecting your trademark rights, we are the experienced legal advisors you need.
At the end of the day, if you are in need of qualified legal representation in Florissant, Missouri or anywhere throughout the United States, you can contact our dedicated team at the Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman to schedule a free consultation today!