I was born on Halloween in 1954. By fate or coincidence, my first daughter, Lindsay, was my special 30th birthday present when she, also, was born on Halloween. As anyone who knows me or has visited my various Humor Websites can attest, there's just something about Halloween babies. We have fun. (As does my other daughter, Jori, even though she was born on my best friend's birthday.)
I grew up in Chicago and, except during college at the University of Illinois (B.A. 1976), I've always lived here. After graduating from Northwestern University School of Law in 1979, I became a Trial Lawyer and confirmed what I had always felt in my heart, that I was born to try cases.
Since opening my own office in 1986, my practice is dedicated to enforcing plaintiffs' rights on behalf of accident and crime victims in serious Personal Injury matters such as Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Traumatic Brain Injury, Products Liability, Auto/Truck Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect, Inadequate Security, Premises Injuries and Workers' Compensation.
As Founder and Chairman of the Firefighter and EMT Hearing Loss Litigation Group for the American Association of Justice (AAJ), I am proud to lead the national litigation on behalf of thousands of America's heroes, all across America, against siren and emergency vehicle manufacturers whose unreasonably dangerous products have caused permanent hearing loss to Fire Fighters.
My father, Irving Margolis, was not only a respected lawyer but a great teacher. Following his tradition of educating the public in pursuit of justice, The Margolis Firm PC is active outside the courtroom as well. The JUSTICE ALERTS provide consumer safety and awareness information and current legal trends.
Outside the Courtroom, my Showmanship permeates a host of entertainment enterprises as Speaker/Performer/Humorist. Even my alter ego, EXCUSEMAN, has an alter, EGGSCUSEMAN. For fun, please visit PLANETJORDO.com, where smiles run free. There you can explore my XQniverse of humor websites and social media pages to experience my humor books, comics, videos, tweets and facebook amusement. Enjoy your orbit and leave your fun prints. What's Your Eggscuse?
Like the courtroom, live theatre creates an interactive relationship with an audience and generates an electricity I find thrilling. Like a trial, stage productions require a mix of imagination and preparation, behind the scenes and long before. So it should come as no surprise that I enjoy spending time back stage too as an Associates Board Member for Northlight Theatre. (And I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't invite you to click on our website at www.northlight.org and visit our beautiful theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie.)
Oh, I also enjoy tennis, working out, photography and reading. I no longer practice Karate, but I received my black belt when I was 18 and founded The Japan Karate Association of Champaign.
Lastly, although my name appears in the acknowledgments on pg. 401 of Scott Turow's Best Selling Novel “Personal Injuries”, it is also noted that I bear not the remotest resemblance to Robbie Feaver, the book's central character. Thanks Scott, for clearing that up. Even still, there's just something about Halloween babies.