Jonathan Fortman – Franchise Attorney

Jonathan Fortman Jonathan primarily represents:  Franchisees
Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman, LLC

Jonathan Fortman250 Saint Catherine Street

Florissant, MO  63031

(314) 522-2312

(314) 524-1519 Fax

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Jon Fortman Interview:

Franchise Attorney Interview:  Jonathan Fortman [Coming Soon]

Jonathan Fortman Attorney BIO

I have been an attorney for 20 years. My entire career has been dedicated to assisting individuals who have been injured by the conduct of others. For 17 years I have been in practice at my own firm. I know my clients on a personal level and many have become life-long friends. I listen to the wants and needs of my clients and advise them accordingly.

I always remember that I work for my client. I keep my clients involved throughout the case and each client is provided access to a virtual file folder on the internet where they can review various documents in their case. By utilizing the latest computer and communication technology, we take some of the mystery out of the legal system so that our clients can make fully-informed decisions.

I represent franchisees in evaluating franchise opportunities and, when needed, in litigation and arbitration against franchisors.  Our efforts helped stop sales of franchises by Contours Express, the second largest women’s only fitness franchise, and helped Contours Express franchise owners win a significant settlement from the franchisor.

Our firm also has been appointed as class counsel in class action matters.

Jonathan Fortman Testimonials:

I have known & had the pleasure to work with Jonathan Fortman as my attorney since 2004. When I was forced to close my franchise business in 2006, Jon agreed to take my case against the franchisor, a case that grew quite large as word spread across the country to other franchisees whose lives were destroyed by this business. Jon’s fierce determination to stop further franchise sales & help so many of us recover some of our losses has been a tremendous undertaking. He has proven to be a zealous advocate against relentless opposition, and his perseverance & personal devotion to each & every client has won a victory for us, and lifetime client/attorney relationships for him.

If you ever find yourself in need of a fantastic attorney, JONATHAN E. FORTMAN is your man!

Kathy Handing, Fitness Industry Franchisee

Jonathan and his entire staff have been working tirelessly since 2007 with a large group of plaintiffs on a very complex case. I’ve received an unmatched level of commitment to justice. Basically, the results far exceeded my expectations. Jonathan is a total ‘rock-star’ attorney.

Ken Taylor, Fitness Industry Franchisee

Jonathan Fortman Case History:

Coming Soon

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Group Actions
  • Class Actions
  • Franchise Law
  • Franchise Due Diligence
  • Other Legal Services

Current Investigations:

  • Liberty Tax franchising
  • Window World franchising
  • The Janitorial Agency
  • Stratus Building Solutions franchising
  • Commercial Cleaning franchises
  • Franchise Fraud

Featured Articles:

–  Standing Up to Corporate Bullies (Part 1)
Standing Up to Corporate Bullies (Part 2)
Standing Up to Corporate Bullies (Part 3)


Bar Admissions:

Missouri, USA



University of Missouri, B.A.  (1989)

St. Louis University Law School, J.D.   (1992)


Warren Welliver Award from the Lawyers Assistance Committee of the Missouri Bar (1996).

Organizations & Affiliations


Lawyers Assistance Committee of Missouri Bar (Chairman 2001-2003)

Lawyers Association of St. Louis

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, member

Friends of Kids with Cancer, Sponsor

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