Graduated as a Master of Laws and Criminology at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in July 1975.
He has practised law in Antwerp since September 1975, first as a trainee lawyer and later as an assistant to Mr. Imler.
He was one of the co-founders of the office M. Imler - J. De Man in 1986.
Was the keynote speaker during the opening ceremony of the Flemish Conference of the Antwerp Bar Association on October 20th, 1984 and was president of the same association in 1989-1990.
He was a deputy justice of the peace in Antwerp (Division 1) between 1989 and 2012.
Has extensive experience dealing with cases concerning Family and Insurance Law.
His particular interest is Criminal Law in all its aspects and he is consistently ranked among the top three Flemish Court of Assizes lawyers.
In Criminal Law cases, both defendants and victims can count on his full commitment.
In 2012 he co-founded Jan De Man & Hilde Beeldens Law Office.