Jay Statland is a partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Mr. Statland is a member of the firm's Corporate, Automotive Franchise, Real Estate, and Litigation groups. Mr. Statland represents automobile dealers, focusing on manufacturer relations, acquisitions and dispositions of automobile dealerships, dealership real estate, and related dealership litigation. He was the attorney of record in two of the most frequently cited pro-dealership cases in the State of Illinois. His practice also includes representation of closely held businesses, commercial real estate transactions, restaurant establishment and licensing matters, and complex litigation. He has represented clients in litigation matters in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, California, New York, Georgia, Missouri, and Florida. He has been class counsel in class actions resulting in class settlements and judgments. His practice has also included the representation of attorneys and members of the judiciary. 

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated—AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • National Law Journal: Top Lawyers in Chicago


  • Federal Trial Bar, member
  • Chicago Bar Association, member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, member
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel, member



  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Special Admission: U.S. District Courts, Southern District of New York, Northern District of Georgia, Eastern District of Missouri and Eastern District of Wisconsin


Northern Illinois University (B.A., with honors, 1971)

DePaul University College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1974)

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