Jonathan has represented clients in more than 700 family law matters in 16 of Maryland’s twenty-four jurisdictions. His experience includes the successful representation of the appellant in the seminal child support case of Walker v. Grow in the Court of Special Appeals. He also represented the Appellee in Lavalle v. Lavalle in the Court of Appeals, a case that led the Maryland Legislature to build additional layers of protection for domestic violence victims. In addition, his ample experience in custody matters has included many third party custody cases including one that was featured on the America’s Most Wanted program. He is a highly experienced trial attorney, and spent three and half years honing his trial skills as an Office of Public Defender panel attorney before focusing his practice on all types of family law matters.
Jonathan is a University of Maryland graduate with a double major in English and History. He received his juris doctor from the George Washington University National Law Center. During his time at George Washington, he worked with the NFL Players Association, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department.
Jonathan has been active throughout his career with pro bono work, contributing numerous hours as a volunteer with what is now known as the Self Help legal clinic and representing domestic violence victims who could not otherwise afford legal services. He has also mentored numerous college students and law students, primarily through his own summer internship program, many of whom have gone on to prestigious law clerk appointments and successful legal careers of their own.