Jonathan is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group, with an emphasis on intellectual property, real estate, and development litigation. Jonathan has experience representing both contractors and owners in complex construction disputes, zoning decisions and appeals, and easement challenges. In his intellectual property practice Jonathan has been a member of trial teams for theft of trade secret cases in federal courts across the country including in Missouri, Illinois, and California. He also represents clients before the Trademark Trail and Appeal Board.
As a part of his general commercial litigation practice, Jonathan has litigation experience in trust disputes, Missouri Merchandising Practices Act claims, consumer investigative demands, as well as premises and product liability lawsuits.
Jonathan also has an active pro bono practice. As a part of the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, he acted as a special public defender and in a three day jury trial obtained an acquittal of all charges for his client. He also has experience with alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration, and is a member of the firm’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team.
While pursuing his law degree, Jonathan worked as a legal extern to the St. Louis Zoo and as a research assistant for Professor Greg Magarian, former Clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Prior to law school, Jonathan worked as a clerk at a Chicago law firm specializing in toxic tort defense litigation.